Edenburg 1863-1963

R 130

Product Code: 978-1-920091-23-1

MCE van Schoor's "Edenburg 1863-1963" (in Afrikaans) investigates the history of the Edenburg district, the Dutch Reformed Church and the development of the area in terms of education and agriculture.

A range of lists are also included in the book:

  • Ministers of the DRC 1866-1962

  • Church council members 1862-1962

  • Missionaries 1909-1962

  • Cashiers and church secretaries 1863-1962

  • Sextons 1864-1962

  • Superintendents of the DRC Sunday School 1867-1962

  • Government appointed school principals 1864-1879

  • Ladies Institute 1880-1882

  • Edenburg High school (Hoërskool Edenburg) 1883-1963

  • School council secretaries 1905-1962.

  • Members of the Town Council 1876-1890

  • Mayors and members of the Municipality 1891-1963

  • Secretaries of the Town Council 1876-1883

  • Town Clerks 1891-1962

  • Magistrates of the Distrtict 1897-1962

  • Members of Parliament: District Boven-Rietrivier 1857-1900

  • Member of the Legislative assembly of the ORC parliament 1907-1910

  • MP's Union Parliament 1910-1962

  • MP, Parliament of the Republic 1961-

  • Members of the Provincial council of the OFS 1910-1962

  • Presidents of the Edenburg Agricultural society, 1907-1962

  • Chairpersons of the Farmers Union (Boere-unie),

  • Presidents of the Women's Agricultural Union (V.L.U.), 1929-1961

  • Presidents O.V.V., 1908-1962

  • Commandants of the Edenburg commando, 1916-1963

 

A detailed account of the history of the district is also included in the book. Some of the sections include:
 

 

  • The pre-history and founding of Edenburg (15 pages)

  • The history of the DRC of Edenburg (34 pages)

  • The development of education in Edenburg (22 pages)

  • The history of the town Edenburg (30 pages)


Another interesting section decribes the development of agriculture in the area (14 pages).

Several prefaces - by the Mayor, the DRC minister, the school principal and the chairperson of the agricultural society - as well as a number of photos are also included.

 

Format: Downloadable PDF