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A Living Man from AfricaJan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa$
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Roger S. Levine

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780300125214

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300125214.001.0001

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Fish River Valley 1822

Fish River Valley 1822

To Enter and Proclaim Upon their Mountains

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(p.66) Fish River Valley 1822
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A Living Man from Africa
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Roger S. Levine

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the period after Tzatzoe left the Kat River in 1818. He spent the next few years at the Bethelsdorp and Theopolis mission stations where he worked as a carpenter and wheelwright, evangelizing as an itinerant preacher in the surrounding countryside during his free time. By 1822, Jan Tzatzoe was crossing, once again, from the colony into Xhosaland. This time, his companions were not London Missionary Society missionaries but three ministers associated with the 1820 British settlers. Tzatzoe lead the Reverend William Shaw, who has been ministering in the Wesleyan church in the small town of Salem, just south of Graham's Town, and dreaming of establishing a Wesleyan mission in Xhosaland. They were accompanied by two more Methodist 1820 settlers: Stephen Kay and the Reverend William Threlfall.

Keywords:   Kat River, Theopolis mission stations, 1820 British settlers, Reverend William Shaw, Wesleyan mission, Stephen Kay, Reverend William Threlfall

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