James Cockburn

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Lt. Col. James Cockburn (17**- 18**) was a member of the garrison at Cape Town and possibly an amateur thespian.

He was one of the original 24 shareholders, to whom a section of the Boerenplein ("Farmer's Square", also known as Hottentot's Square or Van Riebeeck Square) was donated by Sir George Yonge for the building of a theatre, which became The African Theatre.

See also "Young Cockburn"


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 62-5.

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