October 12, 2022

Mission Station caring for Lepers in Hemel en Aarde Valley

HERMANUS HISTORY SOCIETY: Site visit on 22 August 2022 A year ago Dr Pieter Boon gave the society a very interesting talk via Zoom on the history 0f the Leprosy Institute in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley outside Hermanus. During question time at the end of his talk he was asked if […]
August 3, 2022

Venue: Catholic Church Hall, Eastcliff, Hermanus

Venue: Catholic Church Hall, Eastcliff, Hermanus R20 for non-members Time: 16.00 to 17.30 Topic: Le Vaillant Francois Le Vaillant was the most widely read, translated and influential early traveler to the Cape which he visited from 1781 to 1784. He was also, according to German historian of ornithology, Erwin Stresemann, the first […]
July 28, 2022
Hermanus History Society

NEWS UPDATE- July 2022

Previous History Meetings: 13 June John Garlick by Sherry Garlick Stanton: 465 You Tube views. Personal History of Gansbaai by Philip Fourie 25 April: 313 You Tube views. I have learnt about a fascinating museum in Grabouw: Trail’s End Bicycle Museum displaying the history of bicycles, open since October 2021. […]
July 19, 2022


Time: 04:00 PM Johannesburg Topic: History Society – John Garlick Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89791947783?pwd=MlB4QTlodjd4ejdMMkprQzlmNXFBZz09 Meeting ID: 897 9194 7783 Passcode: 742185 Sherry Garlick Stanton (Great-granddaughter of John Garlick) The author, Sherry Garlick Stanton, describes her great-grandfather’s arrival in Cape Town in 1872 from Lincolnshire, England, at the age of 22, […]