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Read the latest post here in our new series Leading women of Durban &gt;&gt; Dr Killie Campbell<!--mep-nl--><!--mep-nl--><h3><strong><img src="http://www.historybuffs.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Editor2_thumb.jpg" alt="Editor2_thumb.jpg" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-298" height="146" width="144" /><br />Hello, and a warm welcome to History Buffs!</strong><br /><br />If you are one of those rare individuals who enjoys reading widely and welcome having your perceptions of the past challenged with new insights then this site is for you! <br /><br /><br />A "History Buff" is just a loose term defining someone who has an interest and curiosity about the past, and enjoys reading to gain a better perspective of events and how they have come to affect the present!  <br />History is not just some mysterious arcane subject confined to certain "Illuminati" secluded in their "Ivory Towers"  It is for everyman!</h3><h3>For updates and a free regular newsletter please consider registering with your email address under About Us in the right sidebar. <strong><span style="font-family: symbol;">&gt;</span></strong><br />That way we can notify you of updates etc.<br />Books relevant to the subject of an article are also constantly reviewed and can be obtained either direct from the author or via affiliate book sellers.<br /> <br /> This site has a number of posts and articles spanning the broad sweep of history from Ancient times to the present.  Many of these articles are written by a team of researchers and writers, who have given their consent to having their work published in "History Buffs" whilst some articles are "borrowed" from other open sources and Wikipedia. </h3><h3>Intellectual Copyright has been observed wherever possible<br />If you are aware of any infringements please notify us immediately.<br /><br /><strong>Some useful navigation tips</strong>:<br /><br /> In order to navigate this site effectively, select All Posts at the top of the right hand sidebar for a fairly comprehensive list of our blog posts!  Alternatively you can view the articles via the  menu bar above, or simply select from a scrolling list of recent posts.<em> (At the foot of this page)</em><br /><br />In terms of the articles, just follow your particular interests!<br /><br />If this is your first visit  you might Initially be a little overwhelmed by the layout of this site which appears to be chaotic and seems to include a bit of everything! <br />I think the best  word to describe it would be eclectic.<span></span>   <br /><br />This  can be confusing if you are a newcomer and ordinarily we would not blame you for wanting to “click” away………but hold on, a little perseverance, and you will soon be rewarded!  Challenge your thinking and begin to see some things differently for a change.  Conventional wisdom is just that, <span>conventional</span>, ordinary and  limiting!<!--mep-nl--></h3><h3>[notice]The study of History is not for the fainthearted or those in search of simple answers! Sometimes, in the pursuit of accuracy and truth  in our interpretation of History, we find that there are no easy answers and that  our cherished (often mistaken) beliefs are inadequate and need to be challenged.[/notice]So relax!  Make a cup of tea or coffee, sit back, enjoy the ride and I'm sure  you will see things differently once you have had a good look at our site and have read one or two articles! This could probably be one of the most life changing steps you could take! Apart from Education and Knowledge articles you will glean almost at once that the main thrust of the website is concerned with the subject History,<br /><strong>[important]History is ... a dialogue between the present and the past.— Edward Hallet Carr. 1961[/important]</strong></h3><br style="text-decoration: underline;" /><p><span style="font-family: impact,chicago;"><em>I<span style="font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">n closing I would like to extend an invitation to all our readers to post comments on articles whether positive or negative!  We respect your basic right to freedom of expression! </span><br /></em></span><span style="font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><em>The study of History,  is particularly important in our quest for the acquisition of accurate and unbiased knowledge and the ability to make sense and meaning of life</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><em>Happy reading !</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><em>Ciao for now!</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family: impact,chicago;"><em>~Arthur Fregona (Editor)</em></span></p><pre class="copy-paste-block"><strong><em>"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, <br />as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves <br />-slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. <br />Only this moment is life."</em></strong></pre><div class="quotes-close"></div><div style="text-align: left;" class="quote-by-16" align="right"><em>-Thich Nhat Hanh</em></div><div><code style='display: none;'><!--subscribe2--></code></div>

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  1. ~Ed

    Thank you Mary, it is really great to hear from people like you, (lovers of History!)

  2. Mary Oberle Hubley

    Thanks very much, Arthur, for your great service to history-lovers.

  3. ~Ed

    Hello Donnie,

    Thank you for visiting! Its good to hear from another History Buff, and I trust the site will offer you some interesting reading!

    Please feel free to comment and and let us know if you have any particular interests in a specific time period. Constructive criticism and specific suggestions are also always welcome!

    Kind regards,
    Arthur

  4. Arthur Fregona

    Hi Henrietta,

    I would like to wish you a warm welcome to history buffs and its and it’s great to hear that you are” mad about history”
    I visited your site and I must say I like your use of colour and find your paintings bright and bold! Would you like to share with us what it is about history that inspires you as an artist?

    Apparently Picasso said: “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up!”
    You might like to respond to that?

    Kind regards, Arthur

  5. Donnie

    I am indeed a history buff.From the beginnings of the nation of Israel to the birth of a
    new nation in 1776.
    Your website here is not daunting at all as you perhaps stated it to be.
    . Kick back and I shall enjoy.
    Donnie

  6. Henrietta sophia Wallace dunlop

    im an Artist ,mad about history !

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