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)
The Ken Gillings Memorial Lecture was held on Tuesday 9 October 2019 at KwaMuhle Museum. Prior to the lecture by Dr Zaborowski, the full house was addressed by Dr Graeme Fuller, a committee member of the Society, on the late
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
SANS June 2019 meeting: 50th anniversary of the first moon landings To celebrate the historic event of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin becoming the first people to walk on the surface of our moon in July
The attached hand-out was prepared for those visiting old St Thomas Church and covers many of the colorful characters buried in the cemetery. Names such as Richard Vause, Julia Gardner, William Hartley, Henry Currie and William Acutt, amongst others are