Archive | September, 2017

VASSA Outing – 30 Sept 2017

Saturday 30th September: 10:15 for 10:30 The outing this month focuses on two aspects of our vernacular heritage, namely: building a vernacular house in the late 20th century and a collection of Cape furniture. We will be looking at the Cape house that Dirkie Neethling built in Somerset West in 1987 using recycled materials. He will give a short talk […]

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Monthly Talk – 19 September 2017

TOPIC:  How archival research can provide context to vernacular buildings SPEAKER: Nigel Amschwand DATE:  Tuesday, 19th September 2017 TIME: 19h45 for 20h00 VENUE: The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces, Newlands, at the intersection of Mariendahl and Campground Roads Nigel’s talk will present the various archival sources that were used to research his book ‘1847 dispossession and migration’. He examined the story of three farms […]

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