Wolraad Woltemade was a Cape Dutch dairy farmer, who died while rescuing sailors from the wreck of the ship De Jonge Thomas in Table Bay on 1 June 1773. The story was reported by the Swedish naturalist Carl Peter Thunberg who was in South Africa as a surgeon for the …
18th century drawing depicting Wolraad Woltemade's rescue of 14 sailors
Statue depicting Wolraad Woltemade near Woltemade train station, Cape Town.
Image: Klein Zoar, 4 Wemyss Road, Brooklyn
Image: Heldendood van Woltemade bij Kaap de Goede Hoop, 1773