S. African Settler.

Number 23 in a set of 25 cigarette cards entitled 'Picturesque People of the Empire' issued by Ogden's branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd. There is a picture on one side with an inscription reading 'S. African Settler', and a description on the other side. The text on the reverse reads: 'The first white settlers in South Africa were the Dutch, who in 1652 established a fortified port of call at Table Bay. Since 1806 the Cape of Good Hope province has been a British Possession. The union of South Africa (which includes the five provinces of C. of Good Hope, Natal, the Transvaal, the Orange Free State and the South-West Protectorate) has a European population of 1,696,211 (1926). Ostriches are reared in considerable numbers, the Cape Province alone containing about 160,000 birds (1925); the value of the feathers exported in that year being £203,976.'

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