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HERMANUS HISTORY SOCIETY: MEMBERS MEETING
Topic: An oral History of Gansbaai
Speaker: Philippie Fourie, born in 1950
Venue: Catholic Church Hall, Eastcliff, Hermanus
Date: 25 APRIL 2022
Time: 16.00 to 17.30
The History of Gansbaai
This oral history covers Gansbaai from 1950 to today. Philip will share photos of the development of Gansbaai, his understanding of the Gansbaai ethos and his view of Gansbaai today. The sea and fishing are the cornerstones of the Gansbaai society and fishing has formed the foundation for several successful business enterprises. Philip’s story is about his life and the lives of people around him.
New books in the library
The interest in history started in 2007 when the late SJ duToit a well-known writer of the people and places related to Hermanus and Stanford, introduced Angela Heslop to local history. Five key people formed a group to undertake the task to create a time line of the history of Hermanus, requested by the Heritage and Aesthetics committee.
The Hermanus History Society (HHS) is working towards becoming the premier source of information concerning the history of the greater Hermanus area (from Voelklip to Fisherhaven), the Hemel-en-Aarde valley and selected inland rural areas. This information will be made freely available to all interested parties.