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The Boer prisoner of war camp at Green Point.

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Waiting for news of the war outside a Cape Town newspaper office:

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Welcome Arohi,

I like seeing these contemporary pictures because it shows, as you say, how small some of the places are that we read about so often.

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Hi Guys

Here is Greenpoint today....still green but gives one an idea how this place has changed in 113 years!

Here is a link to a few more pics: www.flickr.com/photos/hilton-t/5247221732/in/photostream/

The double story grandstands in Davids picture (towards the right) can clearly be seen in these pictures, it gives one an idea from what angle the picture was taken.

I wonder how many artifacts were discovered/destroyed during the construction of the 2010 Soccer World Cup iconic stadium?

Brian


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The Death of Queen Victoria: tributes of respect at Cape Town.

Source: The Graphic, 2 March 1901
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The plague at Cape Town: Removing natives from an insanitary quarter

Owing to the appearance of the plague at the Cape, strong measures had to be taken to render the town as sanitary as possible. In one district of the Uitvenge Forest Reserve a proclamation was issued declaring that all natives not provided with official permission to remain were to be removed to the native location. In pursuance of this order preparations were made to the immediate transfer of those intended for a season to be isolated. Horstley Street being the worst in the neighbourhood, and the most in need of cleansing, its tenants received first attention. Between 800 and 1,000 men, women and children were collected together, and marched, under an escort of armed mounted police, a company of the Depot Battalion, a a company of the Town Guard, to the Early Morning Market Railway Siding. They were followed by a large crowd, the coloured section of which viewed the proceedings with great disfavour.

The Graphic 13 April 1901
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