Jackie Kalley, an Author and Publisher from Pietermaritzburg, is launching a new book on 30 old houses in the Capital City. The book incorporates the history of the homes, images and in some instances, interviews with the owners, past and
On Monday 17 April 1950, this Sunderland Flying Boat crashed in the Durban Harbour in the Maydon Channel. The channel was used as a landing point for these aircraft that were used on the route up through Africa.
The Journeys End Shellhole’s original home in Durban North is now occupied by the Durban North Post Office. The hall with its foundation stones can be seen from Kensington Avenue. The Moths moved to Sunfield Place in 2009 after having
Below are a few more of the postcards given to me (Hugh Bland) by my friend. They were sent to a Mrs Beatrice Hartley immediately after the end of the Boer War from her brother Edward and Victor (unknown)
This article by Tanya Waterworth of The Independent was motivated by Myra Boyes, a SA National Society committee member and is about memorials around Durban. For an easier or clearer read click on the link here.
Weston College, Mooi River, was an important remount station during the Anglo Boer War (1899 – 1902). The original farm, Mount Victoria was the base and at some point in time had up to 9000 horses being acclimatized
Whilst photographing at Weston College, Mooi River, I came across the grave of General Buller’s, faithful dog ‘Yalu”, that died in 1907, and is buried alongside one of the old farm houses used as a billet by the British. I
WW1 or The Great War How privileged we all are being able to celebrate peace 100 years to the day after the Armistice was signed in the forest of Compiegne, in 1918. People all round the World are today gathering
The story of the Battle of Congella fought 175 years ago on 23 May 1842, which was researched and written by Udo Averweg can be downloaded by clicking the link below. Battle of Congella and Congella Regiment article dated 2nd May 2017
Founded in Pietermaritzburg in 1851, The Natal Society has served the scientific and literary interests of the community of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, since its inception. It founded the Natal Museum (now a state-supported national institution) and the Natal Society Library