VOC-station Cape of Good Hope

Look at the photographs and the table. Then do the assignment.

Entrance gate to the VOC-fort in Cape Town.


[Photo: Stephan Klein, August 2011]

Interior of the VOC-fort.


[Photo: Stephan Klein, August 2011]

The former offices of the governor of the Cape of Good Hope.


 [Photo: Stephan Klein, August 2011]

The Slave Lodge as a museum.


[Photo: Iziko Museums]

Entrance hall of the Slave Lodge today.


[Photo: Stephan Klein, August 2011]

Routes of slave trade across the Indian Ocean, as presented in the Slave Lodge.

[Photo: Valika Smeulders, July 2007]

A bell from a sunken VOC-ship, on display in the Slave Lodge.




[Photo: Valika Smeulders, July 2007]

Number of people arriving as slaves in the Cape of Good Hope between 1652-1796 (+ the number of passages by VOC ships)

From region 1652-1699 1700-1749 1750-1796  Totaal 
Madagascar 1069
(12)
779
(9)
977
(12)
2820
(33)

Mozambique
kust oost-Afrika Zanzibar

   

974
(5)

974
(5)
Delagoa baai (Oost-Afrika)   280
(?)
  280
(?)
Dahomey (Ghana) 226
(1)
    226
(1)
Totaal 1295
(13)
1059
(9+) 
1951
(17) 
4305
(39+)

Note: In 1658 the VOC ship Amersfoort conquered a Portuguese ship, which was on its way to Brazil. That ship carried 500 slaves from Angola. It was in such a bad state of repair that it could barely sail on. The Amersfoort took 250 slaves. Upon arrival in the Cape of Good Hope only 166 of them were still alive.

[Source: Meermin-project, Iziko Museums, Cape Town]