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The battle of Hart's Hill (Inniskilling Hill/Terrace) was part of the attempt to relieve Ladysmith and this battle commenced at mid day on 23 February 1900. The Brigade had crossed the Tugela at Pom Pom bridge.The Inniskillings were first at the base of the hill...

My thanks to the Principal of Greyville Primary, Dr Mark Jacobs, who allowed me to photograph the school and some of the admission registers. The school dates back to the 1920's when it was known as Windermere Girls school, Mitchell Girls, Bechet College, Umlazi Commercial...

Colenso has never really recovered from the closure of the ESCOM Power Station in 1984, as these images clearly illustrate. Perhaps this is synonymous with the fate of ESKOM as a whole, which has been systematically plundered by ANC appointees. The fire less steam locomotive  below...

[caption id="attachment_111750" align="alignnone" width="724"] The information flyer for the new book[/caption] [caption id="attachment_111751" align="alignnone" width="768"] Front page of new book[/caption] [caption id="attachment_111752" align="alignnone" width="747"] Pre Publication order form[/caption]...

Amongst much of the memorabilia and displays in this siege museum in the CBD are images of the military figures present in the town, besieging it or involved in its relief, and associated battles. Amongst them are General's Botha, Koch, Haig and Joubert seen below....

Mariazell Mission established in 1894 lies at the head of the fertile Ongeluksnek Valley and in my opinion is one of the more beautiful of the Missions.  The mission still has an operating turbine supplying power to the mission and the mill. The mission has...

Anyone who follows my blogs, and site will know that I am a great admirer of the Trappist Missions established by the founder of the missions in South Africa, by Francis Pfanner and his  Trappist Order. I had previously photographed Maris Stella Mission, but had...

Hardenberg Trappist Mission was established in 1897, and the present church completed in 1899. This Mission is one of the 22 Missions established by the Trappists with Mariannhill as the mother Monastery. Although not as ornate as many of the other Missions, this mission serves a growing...

Citeaux Mission overlooks the mighty Umkomaas River between Impendle and Underberg. Very little remains of this mission other than a stone barn, residence, and remains of the Grotto. The inhabitants of the site were very wary of me photographing, until I explained that I simply wanted...

The skyline in Umhlanga Rocks continues to rapidly change as these images from July and August 2018 portray. I sincerely hope that the "powers that be", are improving the infrastructure and services in line with all these massive developments such as this and Sibaya. Note: - Update. The ...