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  [caption id="attachment_119751" align="aligncenter" width="200"] The monument atop Mount Alice[/caption] [caption id="attachment_119752" align="aligncenter" width="300"] View from Mount Alice towards Spionkop[/caption] [caption id="attachment_119753" align="aligncenter" width="235"] Mount Alice views and Diorama[/caption] [caption id="attachment_119754" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mount Alice view of Spionkop and Vaalkrans[/caption] [caption id="attachment_119755" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The iron bridge at Potgieter's Drift...

  [caption id="attachment_119693" align="aligncenter" width="287"] The Abbey church completed in 1952[/caption]   It was a call from Brother Michael from Inkamana Abbey that alerted me to the Abbeys' existence. He was wanting my book on the Trappist Missions of KwaZulu-Natal that I published in 2019. Inkamana Abbey was founded...

My Great Great Grandfather Josiah Benjamin Adam Bland, who arrived in SA and married Catharina Frederika du Plessis, of French Huguenot and Boer descent. Their daughter Helena Aletta Bland  married  Irishman John George Cheere Emmett. Their daughter Annie Francis Bland Emmett married Louis Botha. Louis Botha,...

Often graffiti artists are vilified, however some of these people are artists of note. The Kloof rail overpass has been decorated in fine style. The vibrance and detail of this work is truly reflective of serious talent. ...

  The Martyr's Cross a few kilometers to the east of Eshowe, is on a hill overlooking Gingindlovu and the distant Indian Ocean. The cross is on the site where Maqhamusela Khanyile was sacrificed on 9 March 1877, for his Christian beliefs. He was the first...

The Rietvlei Methodist Church lies between Craigieburn Dam tributaries, a small stone church with a cemetery, many of the graves now having vanished. Those graves that remain are families like the Robinson's, Knox, Varty and Otto's. The church was built by William Ross for 482 pounds....

[caption id="attachment_118904" align="aligncenter" width="242"] Sir David Hunter KCMG 1841-1914[/caption] Colinton House on Durban’s Berea was built by Sir David Hunter KCMG in 1898 on a piece of land described as Bock Z of Townlands which at the time was on the outskirts of the Borough. The former...

The former Natal Command HQ was sold under dubious circumstances nearly 20 years ago and the dispute as to ownership continues to this day. All that remains is the front façade and the collapsing church, that was supposed to be cared for. The front façade has concrete...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record