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Argentinian community of bitter South Africian Boers dwindles

Argentinian community of bitter South Africian Boers dwindles ONCE they lived here in their thousands, but now only a handful of Afrikaans-speaking “Boers” remain in the windswept Patagonian coastal town of Comodoro Rivadavia and its hinterland. Between 1903 and 1909 up to 800 Boer families trekked by ship to this lonely spot on Argentina ’s east coast, about 1500km north of Tierra del Fuego. They had suffered badly in the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War. Some had lost family members in Kitchener’…
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