C.E. Boniface, Narrative of the Shipwreck of the French vessel The Eole, on the coast of Kaffraria in April 1829: This item is a critical edition, in English translation with an introduction and notes, of an important but forgotten French text, the Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Eole by C.E. Boniface, originally published in Cape Town in 1829. The narrative is concerned with the equally forgotten shipwreck of a French vessel in the Eastern Cape earlier that year, and tells the story of the survivors’ walk, barefoot and without food, through 200 miles of unknown territory until they reached Cape Colony, and it is completed by a description of their reactions to life in Cape Town.

David John Culpin

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCape Town
PublisherNational Library of South Africa
Number of pages228
ISBN (Print)978-0-7961-0110-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012


  • Boniface
  • Shipwrecks
  • South Africa
  • L'Eole

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