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VASSA: JOURNAL Vol. 30

Pat Kramer – Joanna on VASSA excursions: always curious;   Eureka Barnard & Leana du Preez – Joanna Marx, a memory;  Ron Viney – Of honnehokke and other things;  Andy Selfe – Joanna Marx: an inspiration to milling;  Nigel Amschwand – When Joanna introduced me to James Walton; Ilse Arendse – The Joanna Marx Collection;  Ron Viney – A Tribute  

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Guide to manuscripts in UCT Libraries

This guide was compiled from the printed guide and first supplement entitled Handlist of Manuscripts in the University of Cape Town Libraries, which was published during 1968, and three typewritten accession lists. This NAREM edition was assembled and updated in accordance with guidelines laid down by the National Archivist of the Republic of South Africa. […]

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Towerwater Report

This land tenure, architectural history and conservation record of the property erf 608, Bonnievale, Western Cape, located at 25 Church Street, Bonnievale, is written with the particular intention of ensuring a historical record and the ongoing conservation of a materially modest but valuable fragment of our cultural heritage. By Thys Hattingh and Keith Loynes PRINTED […]

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VASSA 50th Anniversary Souvenir

  A look back at VASSA’s 50 years of Vernaccing Can vernacular be restored? Reading the structure of old Cape buildings Recording on the Northern Frontier Little Karoo Different approaches Upper Table Valley Stormsvlei Genadendal and its hamlets Gains & Losses: Walmer Estate Mills… and more! PRINTED COPIES OF THIS PROJECT ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE […]

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Report on the farm Avontuur, also known as Grasberg, Onder-Bokkeveld: Nigel Amschwand

Report on the farm Avontuur, also known as Grasberg, Onder-Bokkeveld: Nigel Amschwand

    The farm Avontuur, also known as Grasberg, Onder-Bokkeveld. When Maureen Archer interviewed Johannes Paulus Kotze during the VASSA survey of Klipperivier/Willemsrivier, he mentioned other vierkantplaase including the farm Grasberg (Avontuur). The farm Avontuur, also known as Grasberg, Onder-Bokkeveld, is sandwiched between Klipperivier/Willemsrivier and Bokkefontein to the north. Distinguished mainly for the beautiful two-storey flat-roofed […]

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Report – The farm Klipperivier, also known as Willemsrivier, in the Onder-Bokkeveld

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 […]

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Workshop Proceedings: Studies & Debates in Vernacular Architecture in the Western Cape

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 […]

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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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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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