The Island: A History of Robben Island, 1488-1990

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Harriet Deacon
New Africa Books, 1996 - Robben Island (South Africa) - 184 pages
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Robben Island is a low-lying outcrop of rock and sand guarding the entrance to South Africa's Table Bay. Although it is just a few kilometres long and a barely swimmable distance from Cape Town, it may well be the most significant historical site in South Africa today.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Robben Island 14881805
9
The British Prison on Robben Island 18001896
33
The Medical Institutions on Robben Island 18461931
57
Robben Island and the Military 19311960
76
Resistance on Robben Island 19631976
93
How Best to Resist? Robben Island after 1976
137
References
168
Index
185
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