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[caption id="attachment_113267" align="aligncenter" width="436"] Bellair Station built 1899 - a National Monument.[/caption] Bellair Station, built in 1899 alongside Sarnia Road is an utter disgrace. The station building was declared a national monument but you would be hard pressed to know that. The  bronze National  Monument sign...

If you take a drive on the Ongeluksnek valley road to the south of Matatiele you will come across a well watered, fertile valley. The strange thing is that many of the old sandstone farmhouses are in ruin. I have yet to get a cogent...

It's amazing how Councillors look after their own hides but don't give a toss about their citizens. I was prevented from visiting the War monuments shown here by a very officious women at the closed gates. No explanation was going to open the 'pearly' gates. Matatiele...

On a recent visit to the Anglo-Boer War sites, I visited the Platrand Camp and battle sites overlooking Ladymith. British troops were stationed up on Platrand and Caesars hill for the duration of the siege. Whilst stationed there many of the troops carved inscriptions onto...

Kings Park Pool is closed for repairs. It was pretty bad timing since Rachael Finlayson  had also been closed for a long time. It has now re-opened . The Commonwealth Games notice sets out qualifying points - lets hope that next time there wont be...

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....

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record