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J.H. Hofmeyr and the Afrikaner Bond: A challenge to William Milton’s “Englishness” and the advance of the “coloured” cricketer

dc.contributor.authorWinch, Jontyen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-06T14:23:17Z
dc.date.available2016-07-06T14:23:17Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.citationWinch, J. 2014. J.H. Hofmeyr and the Afrikaner Bond : a challenge to William Milton’s “Englishness” and the advance of the “coloured” cricketer. Historia, 59(1):18-37.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2309-8392 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99101
dc.descriptionCITATION: Winch, J. 2014. J.H. Hofmeyr and the Afrikaner Bond : a challenge to William Milton’s “Englishness” and the advance of the “coloured” cricketer. Historia, 59(1):18-37.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.scielo.org.zaen_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn the late nineteenth century, the Western Province CC - with William Milton dominant - strengthened its position as Cape cricket's controlling power. Their intention was to become the "MCC of southern Africa" in keeping with press-led initiatives to promote "Englishness". Such developments were opposed by J.H. "Onze Jan" Hofmeyr, who championed Afrikaner sport and wished to create a cricket administration that served as a chamber of fair debate for all white clubs. He challenged the hegemony of the Western Province CC through the establishment of the Cape Town CC, and then engineered a new governing body, the Western Province Cricket Union, which would be headed - controversially - by Milton. The developments mirrored the wider political events taking place. As leader of the influential Afrikaner Bond, Hofmeyr was able to secure the Cape premiership for Cecil John Rhodes. That Milton should be appointed as the prime minister's secretary helped consolidate a process through which Hofmeyr became the major force behind Cape politics and Western Province cricket. Milton would in turn ensure cricket's administration adhered to the official racist ideologies and policies of the Cape government, notably when threatened with plans to include a player of colour, "Krom" Hendricks, in the national cricket side.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0018-229X2014000100002&lng=en&nrm=iso
dc.format.extent20 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHistorical Association of South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectCricket -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrikaner Bond -- Racist ideologiesen_ZA
dc.subjectMilton, Williamen_ZA
dc.subjectThe Afrikaner and cricket -- 19th centuryen_ZA
dc.subjectWestern Province Cricket Club -- History -- 19th centuryen_ZA
dc.subjectHendricks, "Krom" -- "coloured" cricketeren_ZA
dc.titleJ.H. Hofmeyr and the Afrikaner Bond: A challenge to William Milton’s “Englishness” and the advance of the “coloured” cricketeren_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderHistorical Association of South Africaen_ZA


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