School & Universities

Adams Mission and S.P.S.

Dr Newton Adams arrived in Port Natal in 1835 and first established a mission in Umlaas, but in 1844 moved to the Amanzimtoti Reserve, the present site. The Mission was set up under the auspices of the American Board of Missions. The school was known as the Amanzimtoti Boys Seminary, Amanzimtoti Institute and then the Adams College whilst under the tenure of Dr Edgar Brookes in 1934. The Bantu Education Act renamed the college Amanzimtoti Zulu Training School in 1953 but reverted to Adams College when the Act was repealed. The teachers training facility was also closed. The College has an alumni that includes Rev. John Dube, Dr ZK Mathews, Inkosi Albert Luthuli, Joshua Nkomo, Nkosazana Dhlamini- Zuma, Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Judge Pius Langa. The College is in a poor shape with many of the buildings derelict, despite the investment in funds preceding Nelson Mandelas visit in 2000. This album has images of many of the early buildings that remain, residences, the Congregational Church, honours Boards and the Adams Senior Primary School on a campus nearby.

BALGOWAN - Michaehouse College

Michaelhouse was founded 1n 1896 by James Todd, with 15 boys in Loop Street PMB, and then relocated to Balgowan in 1901 with around 80 scholars. This private school has an envious academic and sporting record. Over 30 Rhodes Scholarships have been awarded. The College is on 60 acres of land with a generous allocation to sporting facilities. The main school facilities are built in quadrangles of red brick and has eight boarding houses starting with Founders in 1828 and the last being McKenzie in 1995. with about 65 boys in each house. The Herbert Baker designed Chapel is a main feature of the College and can now seat about 600 people and features a bell tower (1950's), stain glass windows and memorials to the WWI & WWII who gave their lives. The College has a 550 seater theatre, extensive library, indoor centre (2006), and extensive fields and Pavilions. Well known alumni include Prof. David Brooks (philosopher), Wilbur Smith (author), John van der Ruit (author Spud), Patrick Lamby (rugby), and many others. This album features all the main structures of the college, the playing fields and other interesting aspects of the College.

Durban Girls College

Durban Girls College founded in 1877 is one of the premier Independent Girls Schools in the Province. Starting off as Durban Young Ladies Collegiate in Russell Street and opening in January 1878, there were 41 scholars. The College moved onto the Berea in 1906 on land donated by businessman Sir Benjamin Greenacre of retail fame. The College presently has about 820 girls from Pre Primary to Grade 12, of which about 40 are boarders in the Boarding establishment at College House. This album has images of the exterior buildings, much of the interiors including stain glass windows in the library, the sports facilities and many of the Honours Boards.

Durban - Glenwood High School

Durban High School for boys was founded in 1910 and known as the Day Continuation School, then Durban Technical High School(1916) and then Glenwood High School in 1934 when it was located in Glenwood. The school has a rich heritage in sporting, military, arts and commercial spheres. The school lost 25 former pupils in WWI and 120 during WWII and as such these losses have had a significant influence on the ethos of the school. The school with about 1300 pupils has a boarding establishment (Gibson House) today is still today considered a leading school in KZN and continues to turn out well rounded sporting,and academic scholars. This album features images of the grounds, facilities, museum memorabilia, historical items and the honours boards relating to former pupils and staff.

Durban High School

DHS opened its doors in Smith Street in 1866. It had a few homes in the CBD but eventually moved onto the Berea in 1895. The all boys school has had an illustrious past and has produced people such as Barry Richards (sport), Edwin Swales V.C.(Military), Prof Philip Tobias (academic), Stephen Saad (business), and Roy Campbell (arts). This gallery has images of the grounds, buildings, memorials, honours boards and many other features of the school.

Durban - Inanda Seminary

Inanda Seminary was started in 1869 by Daniel Lindlay and his wife on the Inanda Mission station. It was the first secondary school for Blach girls in Southern Africa. The first Principal was Mary Edwards until 1898 and she lived there until aged 98. The school is the oldest girls boarding school in SA and remains a private school with over 400 scholars. The oldest house is Daniel Lindleys Mission house (1858), however there are many other historic buildings including a well laid out and informative museum and chapel. This album has images of most of the buildings and some of the memorabilia associated with its long history.

Durban - University of KZN

The Howard Davis University College took its name from the commemoration of Howard Davis who was killed at the battle of the Somme in WWII.The foundation stone was laid by his mother, Mrs T.B.Davis in 1930. This Gallery has photos of the Howard College and other buildings, statue of King George V, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and the Silver Jubilee Gardens (1935) overlooking Durbans Glenwood and the harbour.

HILTON College

This gallery records most of the significant facilities, monuments, chapel, Houses of this prestigious school that was founded in 1872 by Gould A Lucas & Reverend William Newnham as a boys private boarding school. Found featured here are the likes of the chapel and its interior, the Centenary Hall, sports facilities and the dining room with its portraits gallery of past headmasters and tributes to past scholars and benefactors of the school. The facilities are in superb state and include fitness centres, cricket grounds and pavilions,swimming pools,rugby grounds and wilderness area on this 1762 hectare estate. The farm was originally owned by Voortrekkers and known as Ongegund. It was then sold to Joseph Henderson in 1849 and renamed Hilton. The school has 7 Houses namely Churchill (1911),Ellis (1906),Falcon (1939),Lucas (1998), Mckenzie (1919), Newnham (1906) and Pearce (1906). Some of the earliest buildings exist as the museum,sanatorium and Head Masters house.

Ixopo High School

Ixopo Government School, now Ixopo High School was opened in 1895, however the campus was only relocated to the present site in 1957. This album has images of the school buildings and facilities along with Honours Boards and Roll of Honour boards.

Hermansburg

Hermansberg was established by German Missionaries and settlers. The Mission was established in 1855. Deutsche School in 1856 and the Evangelical Peter - Paul Church in 1868. This gallery has images of the two churches, the Deutsche school, and the museum.

Kearsney College

The original Kearsney College opened in 1921 in the former home of Sir Liege Hulett. This site which is about 10 kilometers west of Stanger is now an accomodation establishment known as Kearsney Manor. Kearsney derives its name from the birthplace of Sir Liege Hulett, in Kearsney in Kent. The old school was closed and reopened on its present site in 1939 with 196 boarders, and has grown in size ever since. The school is a private school for boys from Grades 00 to Grade 12. This album has images of the many facilities, the chapel, memorabilia and honours boards recording the achievements of the many who have been through the college.

Nottingham Road Clifton School

Nottingham Road Clifton School established in 1942, is based in the village of the same name on a 60 hectare estate along the Loteni Road. The school is a Christian based coeducational day and boarding establishment. This album has images of the school buildings and facilities and also the original farmhouse upon which the school is built.

PMB - Longmarket Girls School (1890)

Longmarket Girls School, founded in 1890, was first based in the old premises of the Boys Model Primary on the corner of Boshoff & Longmarket Street. It moved into its present premises in 1972. The schools Motto is Loyalty, Honour, Trust and its badge is based upon the Natal Coat of Arms. One of the many challenges faced by the school was in 1987 when the school was inundated by the flooding Umzindusi River. This album has images of the school fields, buildings, honours boards, and some memorabilia and photos that are displayed in the school premises.

PMB - Maritzburg College

Maritzburg College started in 1863 along with its proud tradition of turning out leaders has an abundance of great architecture and history. The new Museum displays commemorate the passage of the 150 years since its founding and has material that will assist you around the school on a self guided tour. This gallery covers most of the notable sites of interest such as the Museum (ex Gym 1914),Memorial Chapel (1952), College House, Nathan House (1910), WWI Memorial, Clark House (1888), Armoury, Victoria Hall (1897) and much more.

PMB - Merchiston Prep School

Murchison Prep, named after a school in Scotland was founded in 1892 by Agnes Rowe and Elizabeth Allan. The school is a Prep school for boys and caters from Grade RR through to Grade 7, and includes a boarding establishment. Based on the banks of the Umzindusi river in PMB, the grounds have frequently been flooded. The school has a long history and this gallery as well as showing the substantial facilities has images of its heritage, memorabilia and honours boards. In spite of the dysfunctional state of schooling this Government School has maintained high standards an true to it's motto "Ready Aye Ready".

PMB - St Charles College

St Charles College was founded in 1875 by Bishop Jolivet and was located in Loop Street and the CBD, before moving out to Scottsville in 1925, when more space was required. The College was acquired by the Marist Brothers in 1912, and remained a Marist College until the late 1970's when dwindling numbers nearly resulted in the demise of the school. Old Boys rallied together and the college became a non denominational place of learning and has thrived ever since. This album has images of the extensive school buildings, facilities and honours boards.

PMB - Pietermaritzburg Girls High

Pietermaritzburg Girls High in Alexander Road was founded in 1920 on a 32 acre piece of land,on the land belonging to Mr & Mrs Peter Davis and their home "Morningside". The first Headmistress was Mrs N Burns (1920 - 1932) with an initial intake of 71 pupils. The main building in Queen Anne revival style is a National Monument. The school continues to thrive on its Alexander Road site with many of the original structures still gracing the property. The enlarged school now has a boarding establishment and many modern facilities such as the hockey astro, and sports hall, and gymnasium. Most of the facilities and honours boards are featured here.

PMB - St Johns D.S.G.

St Johns DSG was established in 1897 by the Sisters of St Johns Divine and had its physical origins in Loop Street, Burger Street and finally moving to its present site in Scottsville in 1913 and opening in 1915. The present campus is extensive, with one of the oldest buildings being the present gym. The College has a fine chapel, boarding establishment, classrooms, museum, theatre and comprehensive sporting facilities which include an astro turf, and large indoor sporting center, This album features all of these facilities and includes images of memorabilia and honours boards.

PMB - Russell High School

Russell High School founded in 1879 has had a few name changes over the years. Initially Girls Model Primary School it was renamed Berg Street Intermediate School in 1828 and finally Russell High School in 1941 after the Superintendent of Education who nurtured the original school. Although the school caters for girls it has over its history enrolled boys, one of whom was Dr Alan Paton. Presently the school has 550 girls and has built up a reputation for its arts and drama. The main school structure is a national monument with its striking exterior features and the large high ceiling interior corridors and open halls. The Gallery features the buildings ,Honours Boards, memorabilia, photographs and some of its contemporary art prepared by the scholars.

PMB - University of KZN

Natal University College originally started in the Maritzburg College grounds and then moved onto the present campus when the Main College Clock tower building was completed in August 1912. Natal University College is now part of a much larger University being that of the University of Natal (KZN)which has other campuses, most notably Howard College and the former University of Westville. The original campus consists of the Student Union, Residences, Sports facilities, Admin block, lecture theatres, library and support services. The campus extended in the 1960's onto the old Pietermaritzburg Golf Course where new facilities were erected for the expanding community.Residences (Dennison) and state of the art sports facilities were also established. The Agriculture facility is in Scottsville in Carbis Road. Most of the Universities important facilities are represented in this portfolio of images.

Verulam - Oakford Priory

In June 188 Father Louis Mathieu, a French missionary moved from the Bluff to the derelict farm that had belonged to a Mr Oakes. He was later joined by Dominican Sisters in order to "spread the word". The multiracial Catholic school with a boarding school component. Oakford became an independent school in 1890 and became the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Oakford. Today Oakford is a Government run school on private property, with more than 900 pupils and still includes a boarding component. This album has images of the two churches, Primary school and the Boarding establishment along with images of the older support structures and houses. Also included is the memorial to those that served the community over the years that has replaced the uprooted grave markers.