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Hello Readers, the following was a forum post from something I was reading in the Scotsman, I found it quite interesting and have since made contact with the writer so that this wee part of Scottish history is recorded, Rabbie.

Durban , South Africa 11/03/2008 09:41:46

Dear me gentlemen , What an entainment but the truth is often said in jest . If you don't like my comments just press delete - no hard feelings . Is history not supposed to be based on facts and are facts not derived from true incidents so recorded . Ah yes , the recording bit was a bit shaky in colonial times but I just have to tell you all this from this part of the world . SA was also ruled by the British , especially my province which is referred to as the Last Outpost and so there is a lot of history to tell besides the ref to general war records . The was a Scotsman here called Dunn who befriended a Zulu chief and took about 50 wives and fathered oever a 100 children . They became known as the Dunn Clan and the decendents still carry the surname of the famous Dunn and can be found in at every level of society here . These people are referred to as coloured because they have black and white blood ( mixed ) but remain proud of their Scots heritage . They are all Christians , live by the word of the good book , a generous and embody such humility they seem like a lot race just discovered . I know of many have met them and interacted with them on some local community porjects and I cannot but wonder what a wonderful influence the patriarch , Mr Dunn had in that has survived him . Mr Dunn was also a very generous and kind man who helped everybody and as repayment for some his good deeds and of course with having many wives the Zulu chieftan gave him a lot of land in this province of what was initially known as Port Natal and now Kwa Zulu Natal . I mention all of this because one of the greatest ironies with the Dunn clan issue as been perpetrated by the Brisih government who sought todeprive him of his gift of land ! The governments escapades in this regard is so suitably and ironically described by George in his description of ... the Scots !! The British were the true architects of apartheid in this country and the result of fragmentation that resulted.


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