Murder at Angra Pequeña
Angra Pequeña was the name of a bay on the west coast of Africa in the country now called Namibia and is presently called Luderitz. The bay was first recorded as Angra das Voltas (Bay of Tacks) by the Portuguese explore Bartholomew Diaz where he erected a padrão at the point called Diaz Point presently on 24 July 1488. Later the bay was renamed Angra Pequeña. At the beginning of the 1860's, an Englishman, David Radford, was the first European to settle permanently at Angra Pequeña. A merchant from Bremen, Germany, Franz Adolf Eduard Lüderitz planned to erect a trading station at Angra Pequeña and requested the German Chancellor, Bismarck for protection of his trading interests there. Bismarck agreed to this provided that Lüderitz did not come into conflict with the rights of other parties. Heinrich Vogelsang, Lüderitz's employee, purchases Angra Pequeña and surroundings from the Nama Kaptein, Josef Frederik of Bethany on 1 May 1883. However, Vogelsang did not know about the mining rights belonging to a Cape Town based company called De Pass, Spence and Company in the area. De Pass, Spence and Company challenge Vogelsang and Lüderitz and are then granted mining rights by Kaptein Frederik at Pomona, Hottentots Bay and Sandwich Harbour as well as permission to continue working the guano on the islands off the coast.