Members Meeting: Monday 16 September 2019

Catholic Church Hall: refreshments 15.30, meeting 16.00

– A presentation by Robin Lee

This illustrated presentation will deal with the following questions:

  • What is ‘local history’?
  • What are the focal points needed in researching local history?
  • What aspects of general history are also important local history?
  • How do you establish a ‘timeline’ for specific research projects?
  • What is involved in ‘periodisation’ in local history research?
  • What are the more important sources of information in local history research?
  • How do plan a campaign of presentation of local history research?
  • Can anyone ‘do’ local research?

The presentation will be illustrated by reference to research carried out on the following topics in Hermanus:

  • The Old Harbour
  • Some of the hotels
  • Some of the grand ‘villas’ built by families as ‘holiday homes’
  • History of Voélklip
  • Some well-known persons in the town
  • Natural resources, such as water and fynbos.