THE DATE:       9th June 2015

VENUE:            KwaMuhle Museum, Bram Fischer Road [Ordnance Road] Durban.

TIME:               Meeting commences at 17:30; Refreshments will be served from 16:45.

PARKING:        Off Bram Fischer/Ordnance road [next to the Museum]; security person is present

FEATURE:        The Battle of Waterloo was fought 200 years ago this month. It had an ongoing influence on world history, brought peace to Europe for fifty years and certainly affected the future path of South Africa. It is also notable as the point when battlefield emergency medical treatment started. Robin Smith is our guest speaker.

16th June 2015 Joint Outing with Pietermaritzburg Heritage Societies

Bishop Colenso was born in Cornwall in 1814 and SANS has tried to celebrate the birth of this remarkable man for some time. The late Jeff Guy had been invited to address SANS last year but was forced to postpone his address in order to attend a conference at Colenso’s old College St John’s, Cambridge an event from which sadly he never returned.

Meet at St Peter’s Church at 09:45 which we can briefly look at but from the outside only.

Around 10:00 walk across to the KwaZulu-Natal Museum where entry is free for pensioners but others pay R10. We will have tea at the museum for which a R5 donation is expected.

At the museum John Dean will give an illustrated talk about Bishop Colenso and members will have more time to look around and view the museum’s latest exhibit which includes more Colenso information.

At about 12:15 we’ll take a short walk to the Tatham Art Gallery for a light lunch but please note the cost of this lunch is for members own account.

Although the SANS itself has no charge for this outing we need an idea of numbers so at SANS 9th June meeting we’ll have a booking list. Members can also email Ian Smith to book a place: ( or call Ian’s cell phone 073 354 9385.