Kroata, the niece of Autshumato, replaced him as a principal translator. She was married to Pieter Van Meerhoff who served as the third Postholder of the Island. She spoke Dutch more fluently than her uncle, having grown up in Jan van Riebeeck’s household, and was called Eva by the Dutch. As part of her European acculturation, she was baptised. She unfortunately was not equipped to control her intake of alcohol and by 1665 she was showing signs of chronic alcoholism, which got worse after her husband’s death. Kroata returned to the mainland in September 1668 but was banished back to the Island in March 1669. Her banishment was a result of her conduct reportedly becoming unacceptable to the morals and standards of the settlement. She died on the Island, on the 29 July 1674.