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Household Inventories at the Cape

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 […]

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Slaves at the Cape

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 […]

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Places at the Cape

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 […]

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Table Valley Market Gardens: 1800-1807 by Stewart Harris

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 […]

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Who’s Where in Cape Architecture

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”.

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Background to the guides

The TEPC project (Transcription of Estate Papers at the Cape) and its predecessor, the TANAP transcription project (Resolutions of the Council of Policy), are making available to the public a searchable database of documents relating to180 years of political and social history of the Cape of Good Hope. This work was funded by the Dutch government. TEPC […]

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