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 in the years 1999–2001 and the first to be
completed both in the field and in publication was that of Matjesfontein. There followed a
hiatus due to many factors, one being the writing of a book on the history of the area by one
of the present authors. The publication, A Short history of the Onder-Bokkeveld, incorporated
much of the field work carried out on the farms Bokkefontein, Groenfontein and
Papkuilsfontein together with more research on the whole area.

Klipperivier Report