THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD RUSH
The Soul of the Beast happens at the time of the South African Gold Rush, John Sexton sails to South Africa and hides in the gold fields to escape death from his family’s curse. Below are excerpts from an online article about the Gold Rush by goldavenue.com/Info .
The initial riches found in South Africa were diamonds, not gold. The first diamond was found near the … northern Cape Province in 1867… within three years, the region [was] alive with diggers … from all over the world [trying] to build up diamond fortunes … Among them was Cecil Rhodes [founder of the Rhodes scholarship] …. Continue reading