The SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL SOCIETY will be presenting the annual
KEN GILLINGS MEMORIAL LECTURE at St Cyprian’s Church Hall, Umbilo Road, Durban,

16:30 for 17:30 on Tuesday 14th September
Please R.S.V.P. by 1st September
Guarded off street parking will be available

Our speaker will be Ken’s long term friend and professional colleague, Pam MacFadden. The title
of her talk will be “Creating the Archives at Talana Museum” and she will make particular
reference to Ken’s papers and those of other military historians sent to Talana for safe keeping.
Our South African National Society has contributed to the costs of this important labour of love.
Pam McFadden, a graduate of the University of Natal and University of South Africa,
has done considerable field research into the military conflicts fought in KwaZulu-Natal and has
regularly conducted tours around these sites for the past 40 years.
She has had 5 books published on the battles of the area.
In conjunction with Pat Rundgren they have published books on “Dundee Men at War”
(Dundee in the First world War), republished the Delville Wood memorial book, the “Bailey
Diary” and a comprehensive account “Reminiscences by the Men who were there” of men
who fought in the battle of Talana.

As Curator of the Talana Museum since 1983 she has been responsible for the development of the museum and
battlefield which is acknowledged as being one of the finest in South Africa.
Tel: 034 21 22654 Cell 079 490 5933 e-mail:

Numbers will be restricted by invitation only to a maximum of 50.

All COVID protocols will be observed.
Preference will be given to members of the SANS.
Please confirm by return if you wish to attend (By 1st Sept).
Finger Snacks will be served on arrival. There will also be a Cash Bar.

The cost will be R100 (Including Raffle).

For your additional enjoyment a Book Sale has been arranged.

EFT Payments can be made to the SANS Bank Account

First National Bank
Account Number: 58880024386
Reference: Your Surname

Ken Gillings Memorial Lecture