Chavonnes Battery Blog

Our first Afrikaans Article

Posted by Willem on Mon March 23, 2015 in The characters.

At the Chavonnes Battery we enjoy being approached for information about the history of Cape Town, often it’s unusual and sometimes wacky which we can refer to Willem Steenkamp and get to enjoy another dose of flavorful insight into life at the Cape (or the world) at the time. We have an example of an email query to share with you and our first Afrikaans Article. (Kind permission by authors)
Pic above: The Caabse Vlek, F Riedel, 1779

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Article by Mervyn Emms in 1975

Posted on Wed February 4, 2015.

Interesting article written in 1975 about the Chavonnes Battery by Mervyn Emms. The Battery was buried in 1860, re-discovered like buried treasure in 1999 and preserved for local and international visitors to enjoy an insight into the history of Cape Town.

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Jan Van Riebeeck beginning of all the troubles?

Posted on Wed January 21, 2015.

Was Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival in 1652 the beginning of all South Africa’s troubles, as President Jacob Zuma would have it? by Willem Steenkamp

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The Heroes of Blaauwberg by Willem Steenkamp

Posted by Willem on Mon January 5, 2015 in The characters.

To commemorate the Battle of Blaauwberg,
the Cannon Association of SA will be hosting
Cannon Firings and demonstrations of the craft
on Saturday 10th January 2015
at The Castle of Good Hope
from 10 am to 3 pm.
http://www.caosa.org.za/

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