New Donation to the Archive!

Follow Us:We received several donations in February, including unique photographs taken at Kerkenberg during a Day of the Vow celebration in the 1980s, as well as the arrival of the Johanna van der Merwe wagon during the 1938 Great Trek Centenary in Northcliff,...

HCA Day Trip – Melrose House

Follow Us:On Saturday 24 February, a group of HF Facebook Friends visited the beautiful Melrose House in Pretoria. Our day visits are very popular and was launched last year with a visit to two Anglo-Boer War forts in Pretoria. Future events will take place on a...

News from the Archive: “The Wonder of Afrikaans”

Follow Us: HF Archive received a special donation from Mrs Engela Nel in November – a copy of “Die Wonder van Afrikaans” (The Wonder of Afrikaans) soundtrack on magnetic tape. This play was performed at the Voortrekker Monument on 30 May 1959 as part of the F.A.K. and...

HCA in Phalaborwa

Follow Us:Cecilia Kruger and Riana Mulder of the HF visited Phalaborwa this month to explore the possible establishment of a Heritage Conservation Awareness committee in that area. The tour included a visit to the Phalaborwa mine, mine museum and Leydsdorp, as well as...

Valuable Donation for the HF Library

Follow Us:The Princess Christian Home Bookshop (Pretoria) donated a valuable book to our library, entitled “Woman’s Endurance”. It is the journal of a chaplain stationed at Bethulie concentration camp in 1901. The book – still in its original binding – was published...

HF Staff attend Cultural History Conference

Follow Us:On 1-2 September, three HF staff members attended the annual South African Society for Cultural History conference in Graaff-Reinet. The theme of the conference was “The cultural history of Graaff-Reinet and its surrounding area”. En route to the conference,...
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