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Is oom Peet se tafeltjie 'n skat uit die geskiedenis?

History: 05 February 2022

Die Soutpansberg het nog heelwat verborge skatte en volgens die 83-jarige oom Peet Delport is hy die eienaar van een van daardie skatte.

 

‘n Bybel vol herinneringe

History: 15 March 2020 By Anton van Zyl

‘n Ou Statenbijbel het die afgelope week teruggekeer na Louis Trichardt. Dié spesifieke Bybel was na alle waarskynlikheid teenwoordig toe die N.G. & H Kerk se eerste “gemeentevergadering” op 24 Maart 1906 gehou is en sou waarskynlik ook byderhand gewees het toe die eerste kerkgeboutjie in 1909 in gebruik geneem is.

The horror of the 1918 flu

History: 07 March 2020 By Anton van Zyl

Initially, the assumption had been that W.P. van Breda had died in the First World War.

Local Standard Bank celebrates 100 years

History: 13 December 2019 By Anton van Zyl

A little more than 100 years ago, on 3 September 1919, the doors of Standard Bank’s branch opened in Louis Trichardt. Although it was not the first bank in town, it was the first fully commercial bank to explore business opportunities north of the then Pietersburg.

Die (boerseun)-sendeling van die Soutpansberg

History: 16 June 2019 By Anton van Zyl

Verlede week is die geboortedag van een van die Soutpansberg se merkwaardigste figure herdenk. Hy is iemand wat later jare beskryf is as ‘n “stuk brandhout uit die vuur geruk”; ‘n persoon wat ‘n onuitwisbare merk op sendingwerk in Afrika gelaat het.

Die misterie van die graf van Douw Gerbrand Grobler

History: 28 April 2019 By Anton van Zyl

Aan die suidekant van Louis Trichardt, half verskuil in ‘n boord makadamiaboompies, lê een van die streek se oudste boeregrafte. Dit is die graf van Douw Gerbrand Grobler, wat op 28 Januarie 1864 gesterf het.

Could the commandant have posed for a photo?

History: 15 February 2019 By Anton van Zyl

Two weeks ago, we posed the question as to whether a photo depicting commandant-general Andries Hendrik Potgieter is real. Could it be that the photo, so often used in history articles about the Voortrekker leader, is a fake?

Did an early photographer capture Boer leader's “likeness”?

History: 11 February 2019 By Anton van Zyl

In last week’s edition, we set the stage for a “history mystery”. We introduced a photo proclaimed to be that of the Voortrekker leader, Andries Hendrik Potgieter, and started questioning its authenticity. Potgieter died in December 1852, but we mentioned that the first reports of photography in South Africa date back to 1846. It could possibly be a genuine photo, but it could also be that the photograph so commonly used next to articles about the Boer commandant is a fake.

The mystery of the photo of the commandant-general

History: 02 February 2019 By Anton van Zyl

Is it real, or have we been misled for many years? This was the question when the authenticity of a photo of Voortrekker leader, Andries Hendrik Potgieter, came under scrutiny.

 
 

The Streets of Our Names

 

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