Category Archive: Local History

Jul 03

Dr. Killie Campbell – Collector Extraordinaire

Killie Campbell seated at her desk.

Article written by Mark Norman. On Friday 9 September 1881 under a full moon. a baby drew her first breath on her parent’s farm Cornubia, near present day Mount  Edgecombe, in the South African province of Natal to the unbridled delight of her parents Marshall and Ellen Campbell. The challenge of a rural home delivery …

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Dec 04

They Lived in the Outer West 2- Robin Lamplough

Do you remember the building of the Inanda Dam? Planning began in the 1970’s but, because the affected communities had not been consulted, construction started only in 1984.  These events led to the discovery of new information about people who had lived in the Outer West.

Nov 25

They lived in the Outer West Episode 1

How long have you lived in the Outer West? by Robin Lamplough

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Sep 04

Robin Lamplough

Robin Lamplough has been investigating and writing about the past of Durban’s Outer West for nearly thirty years.  It is an interest he developed while teaching at Kearsney College, at Botha’s Hill, where he started a Local History Research Unit with a Standard 5 (Grade 7) class in 1982. Since his retirement in 2003 he …

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