Adam Kok III
|Adam Kok III|
|Preceded by||Adam Kok II|
|Born||16 October 1811
|Died||30 December 1875(aged 64)
|Relations||Adam Kok II (father), Adam Kok (grandfather)|
The son of Adam Kok II, he grew up and was educated in the town of Philippolis in Transorangia (later to become known as Griqualand West). His father died in 1835 and, after a succession dispute with his older brother Abraham, Kok assumed the chieftainship in 1837.
After a series of land disputes with the British colonial government and the Boer Republic of the Orange Free State, Kok and his followers decided to trek over the Drakensberg Mountain Range in 1861, where they founded Griqualand East.
- Christopher Saunders (ed.), Black Leaders in South African History (1979) pp 114-126 by Ross, R.J available at 
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