The Historical Survey Group, a pretentious name for the loose grouping of interested individuals otherwise known as the “Bokkeveld Bunch”, initially set out to survey five farmsteads in the area known as the Onder-Bokkeveld that surrounds the present day town of Nieuwoudtville. These were: Bokkefontein, Groenrivier, Klipperivier, Matjesfontein and Papkuilsfontein. The surveys were carried out [...]
Traces of 18th and early 19th century routes and settlements, and scattered farmsteads, can still be found, but since the 1960s, when the Vernacs first travelled these roads, there has been almost total loss of the more fragile buildings constructed of reeds and unbaked clay that were typical of the region. (See VASSA Journal 23 [...]
Workshop Proceedings: Studies & Debates in Vernacular Architecture in the Western Cape, Nov 2004, convened by Antonia Malan and assisted by Sally Titlestad.
Contributers: Andrew Berman, Melanie Attwell, Tariq Toffa, Hans Fransen, Fabio Todeschini, Sally Titlestad, Marthinus van Bart, Len Raymond, Yvonne Brink, Antonia Malan, Andre van Graan, Joanna Marx, Wendy Arendse, Sarah Winter, Nicolas Baumann, Henry Aikman, Stephen Townsend
A guidebook for beginner researchers by Carohn Cornell & Antonia Malan
Do you want to explore Cape households of the 17th, 18th and early 19th century?
Do you want to find out about old houses and farmyards and the objects in each room?
Are you curious about how people made a living or what they wore?
Price – R100
A guidebook for beginner researchers by Carohn Cornell
Do you want to explore slave roots of a community or a family, perhaps your own?
Do you want to find out about the lives of slaves as the Cape?
Are you interested in what we have inherited from the time of slavery, their cultural heritage, family life or the relationships between slaves and their owners?
Do you want to trace your ancestors?
Price – R100
A guide to finding out about houses, farms, settlements & cultural landscapes of the Western Cape by Carohn Cornell & Antonia Malan
The history of places & the stories of the people who made them.
Ways in which places have been built , destroyed for political reasons & how that has affected the people of the Cape.
Price – R120
A special edition honouring Gawie Fagan’s 80th birthday
Tributes by Andre van Graan, John Rennie, Len Raymond, Ashley Lillie, Heinrich Wolff, Hans Fransen,
Report on the farm Matjesfontein in the Bokkeveld, a project centered on the town of Nieuwoudtville
that covers individual buildings, styles, raw materials and how these differ from the vernacular of other areas, & the people of the land by Nigel Amschwand
In about 1804 an unknown artist made a drawing of the Table Valley that shows icons of the market garden houses on the slopes that embrace the town. Stewart Harris selected all people who had entered details of agricultural activity, transcribed the data, correlated it for each property & each year & added transfer deed numbers where possible.
Who’s Where in Cape Architecture by Stewart Harris is a directory of people, organisations and social movements associated with old Cape places. It’s principally an index of personal names mentioned in Hans Fransen’s ”A guide to the old buildings of the Cape”.
- MAY 2013 OUTING May 1, 2013
- MAY 2013 TALK May 1, 2013
- APRIL 2013 OUTING April 1, 2013
- APRIL 2013 TALK April 1, 2013
- November 2011 Talk November 1, 2011
- VASSA Journal Vol. 25 June 12, 2012
- JULY 2012 TALK July 1, 2012
- JULY 2012 OUTING July 1, 2012