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July 2, 2024

Presentation of Hermanus Photographic History Book

Presentation of Hermanus Photographic History 1855-1955 newly published book to Dr A Rabie Mayor of Hermanus and the Library. Left: Authors Michael Clark, Dinkie Marais and Right: Jack van Dyk, Centre: Mayor, Angela Heslop(Chairperson of Hermanus History Society),  Dean O’Neill (municipal manager) Helga Steyn (Publisher).
June 24, 2024

Hermanus A Photographic History Book

Cost R390 Obtain @ Book Cottage in Hermanus  
June 24, 2024

Hermanus – A Photographic History: 1855-1955

For those living in or visiting the bustling holiday town of Hermanus today, imagining what it might have looked like more than 100 years ago would be an impossible exercise. That’s why this book, literally hot off the press, is such a treasure. Featuring just over 300 wonderfully preserved photographs, […]
May 2, 2024

Tapestry on display in Lecture Room Harbour Whale Museum

Art and History Project 2018 Story of Zwelihle Tapestry During March 2018, Zwelihle in Hermanus was the site of unrest and violence, with residents unhappy about issues that include a lack of jobs and limited access to opportunities. Tourism is a key driver of financial opportunity, and capitalising on its […]
April 29, 2024

Diving for abalone and diamonds and diver training – an oral history culminating in the Hermanus New harbour.

Colourful local character Gottlieb (Boet) Scheun shares his love of adventure and lifelong passion for diving that led to a successful business in Hermanus. His unique story includes sport and commercial diving, fishing for crayfish and perlemoen and touches on diamond diving and oil rigs. Oral history provides a fuller, […]
April 18, 2024

REVISED HISTORY BOOK LIST now in website. Contact Angela Heslop if books needed

Click on link below REVISED HISTORY BOOK LIST Angela Heslop aheslop@hermanus.co.za 072-609-8655
See recently acquired library books please