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Hospitals were certainly well built with interesting architectural merit. With the assistance of the local "caretaker" I managed to gain access to this old derelict hospital in Loop Street. It's a bit like a time warp in that this hospital opened by Bishop Jolivet  in...

The usual courtesy by schools was afforded to me by Pietermaritzburg Girls High School, and in particular by Brett Acutt, the Academic Administrator. Thank you for allowing me to record your school. The School has a rich history dating back to 1925 and the main building...

I have just completed photographing the South coast bridges from Umbilo to Port Shepstone. Travelling along the south coast of KZN I have always been impressed with the multitude of bridges spanning the many rivers on the road & rail to the south. It has...

What an inspiring day ! Our great heritage and our great people. I hired the expertise of Bongani Mthembu a guide from Ethekweni Tourism to visit the amongst other sites,  the Phoenix settlement established by Mahatma Ghandi, Inanda Seminary and Ohlanga Institute. Thanks so much to...

The Greenpoint Lighthouse at Clansthal has a commanding view from atop a steep hill and is immaculately maintained. It is not surprising in that the Keeper, Raymond Wyeness has been in the business for 33 years and his father before him. He says he has...

Thanks to Ian and Bill for allowing me to record the club. Sadly this club will before long be assigned to history.When established this club would have been on fringe land but now occupies prime real estate. A new shopping center is planned for the...

A visit to these former thriving coal areas demonstrates the devastation on communities when areas have been fully exploited. It is sad to see formerly well run facilities, such as Clubs, Stadia, schools, and commercial establishments, degrading to the point that they cannot be rehabilitated. With...

The Nkandla district is a spectacularly scenic area north of the Tugela River, and the current interest in a large homestead in the region detracts from other interesting sites. My trip with Alistair Peter, took in a Norwegian Mission near Entumeni, the pristine Nkandla indigenous forest, famous for...

I completed an unfinished shoot at the above cemetery and along with the usually interesting family graves such as Hulett, Balcolm, Thrings and Jex , was a gravestone of Ruby Natalie Garland who died in an air crash on Mount Kilimanjaro on 18 May 1955,...

KZN: A Photographic Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic Historical Record