The Hermanus History Society (HHS) hosted a successful fundraising event on 6 August when Dr Robin Lee presented the history of the Marine Hotel to 125 people.
Proceeds from the event will be used in support of two HHS projects, firstly the 52-year history of Zwelihle through interviews conducted with individuals or groups that experienced the removal and finding out where they lived before.
“This will include library and archival research and careful scrutiny of media coverage of the events,” said Angela Heslop, chairperson of HHS.
“The second project is creating and keeping in existence an organisation provisionally called the Friends of Swallow Park to assist in maintaining the present municipal upgrade and that groups are encouraged to use the park for dramatic productions or music.
An historical plaque about Swallow Neethling and her creation of the park has already been erected.