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A visit to the Redhill Cemetery yesterday uncovered a few interesting Military graves and Monuments scattered throughout the large area. There were monuments, graves including Chinese Merchant Navy Graves and memorials and plaques in the Jewish Cemetery. Thanks to Desmond Munsami, who has worked for 25...

So good to see that some of our old buildings are being cared for. I visited Town Hill and was pleased to see the North building is being refurbished. The south section is also in great shape. These buildings are over 100 years old worthy...

[caption id="attachment_95500" align="alignnone" width="300"] Maritzburg Golf Club fairways[/caption] [caption id="attachment_95501" align="alignnone" width="300"] PMB Golf Club - Honours Board[/caption] Whilst photographing at the Golf course I met with Charles Severn who has produced the 125 year record of this golf course. It is the oldest playing course in...

This is really an amazing place with the Cathedrals, school, hospital and beautiful support buildings. A big thank you to Brother Albert for the personalized tour. I was reading that in 1906 there were over 600 Monks & Sisters serving here - truly remarkable. You...

The visit to the summit of Mt Itala, (S 28.31.149 E 31.02.140 Elev 1472m), was worth the effort just for the views. This was the site of the battle in the Boer War on 25 September 1901. The summit requires about a 2.5km hike up...

A big thank you to my old friend Charlie (Charis) Mason who has accompanied me on some of my trips to lesser, well known parts of our Province. He is a great raconteur and has a huge general knowledge, has acted as car guard, as...

A big thank you to Kathleen Mack of the Mill House at Drummond for providing me with so much information on the area and taking the time to show me some of the historical documents relating to the area.She has lived here for many years...

On my  visit to Wagon Hill, I came in for an attack of another kind . Whist walking up to the Burgher Monument I came under attack  from some very angry Wasps , clearly very agitated in the hot weather. Did the 100 metres in...

I visited the Nkambule 1879 battle site with Louis Daniel M. Scheepers, whose wife owns the Petra's Farm Guesthouse in Vryheid. He is a keen historian and was able to identify his Great Grandfather's name on my Spionkop photo of the Burgher Memorial on the...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record