Archive | Talks

TALK – 16 MAY 2017

DOCUMENTING DEEP HISTORY  The Olifants-Doorn River Water Resources Project: The raising of Clanwilliam Dam: Heritage Mitigation SPEAKER: Wouter Fourie DATE:  Tuesday, 16thMay 2017 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads The Clanwilliam Dam was commissioned in the early 1930s after it was found that the Van Rhynsdorp District irrigation scheme […]

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MARCH TALK & AGM 2017 (21 March 2017)

TOPIC: AGM & Quiz: Testing your vernacular architecture knowledge! DATE:  Tuesday, 21st March 2017 (Human Rights Day) TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads A reminder that our annual AGM takes place this Tuesday (21st) and it is imperative that you attend to hear […]

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FEBRUARY TALK (21 Feb 2017)

TOPIC: The impact of new development proposals on the historic fabric of the Bo Kaap SPEAKER:  Prof. Fabio Todeschini DATE:  Tuesday, 21st February 2017 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads Prof. Fabio Todeschini will be discussing the controversial new development that recently was approved […]

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NOVEMBER TALK – 15 NOV 2016

TOPIC: The farm Elandsberg in the Roggeberg SPEAKER:  Nigel Amschwand DATE:  Tuesday, 15th November 2016 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads Nigel Amschwand will speak on the history of the farm in the Sutherland district which the Vernacs surveyed last year. The farm Elandsberg […]

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OCTOBER 2016 -TALK (18 Oct)

TOPIC: The old hotels of Cape Town 1890-1911 SPEAKER: Michael Walker DATE:  Tuesday, 18th October 2016 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads Mike Walker will give an illustrated talk on the old hotels of Cape Town, most of which live only in records and personal […]

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SEPTEMBER 2016 -TALK (20 Sept)

TOPIC: Two histories of Valkenburg: historic farmstead and psychiatric hospital SPEAKER:  Trevor Thorold DATE:  Tuesday, 20th September 2016 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads Trevor Thorold will give an illustrated talk on Valkenberg, both the “Manor House” and the Psychiatric Hospital. Valkenburg Hospital Trevor […]

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AUGUST 2016 TALK (16 Aug)

TOPIC:  Tracing the history of the farm Bokbaai on the West Coast SPEAKER: Kathy Schulz DATE:  Tuesday, 16th August 2016 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads This talk will be a powerpoint introduction on how to undertake research in the archives as Kathy will […]

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JULY TALK (19 July 2016)

TOPIC:  Records of a field trip to the Karoo The Karoo Research Group at the homestead on the farm Bloemfontein in the Kareeberge.  Photograph: John Kramer SPEAKER:  Pat Kramer DATE:  Tuesday, 19 July 2016 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads Pat Kramer and […]

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JUNE TALK: 21 June 2016

TOPIC: THE STORY OF SILVERMINE VALLEY AND ITS FARMS Image courtesy of hikingcapetown.files.wordpress.com SPEAKER:  Derek Stuart-Findlay DATE:  Tuesday, 21 June 2016 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads The Silvermine Valley has always been strategic in terms of access to the South Peninsula. The […]

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MAY TALK: 17 May 2016

TOPIC: Rock Engravings of 19th-century Karoo domestic architecture SPEAKERS: Simon Hall and Vuyiswa Lupuwana from the University of Cape Town DATE:  Tuesday, 17 May 2016 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads This talk introduces research on 18th and 19th century archaeological residues in […]

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