Voortrekker Monument Archive Project

Follow Us:Petra Luus (HF Archivist) is in the process of organising the Voortrekker Monument (VTM) archival collection. Sorting started with the Central Monuments Council (1931 – 1968). Sections already completed include: establishment of the Council, general...

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,...

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...

Donations received for the Archive in June 2017!

Follow Us:We received several interesting donations in June: ▪ Historical maps of Southern African Lowveld and East Coast transport and wagon routes (Donor: Mr Johan Botha) ▪ Posters and unique maps of Great Trek routes and slave locations in the Cape Colony (Donor:...

Dutch Reformed Church (NHK) Archive moves to the HF

Follow Us:[Shortened and translated from: blitspos@nhk 10(18), 15 June 2017] A new future for our Archive The Archive and Library Committee noted with gratitude and appreciation the General Church Assembly Commission’s decision to move the Church’s archive to the...

Donations to the Archive

Follow Us:Schoemansdal collection Sidney Miller donated his archive collection of 20 years’ work and research about the Voortrekker town Schoemansdal to the HF archive. He was involved with the archaeological excavation and documentation at the site. It is a...
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