musings while allatsea

Musings of a curious individual

Heritage

What is “Heritage”? what makes one thing a heritage item and another not?

The dictionary defines it as “features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings, that were created in the past and still have historical importance”. (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/heritage)

Personally I really view it as something from the past that has importance to the present and is worth preserving for the future.  A lot of what I have written about over the years falls within that definition because I have an interest in history and the past. However, bear one thing in mind, what I consider as heritage may not be what somebody else does. It also explains a lot of the meaningless vandalism that happens to heritage items in South Africa.   This page is heavily biased towards what I have seen and experienced personally.  

Unclassified

Fortifications

 

Fort Klapperkop (Pretoria)

Fort Schanskop (Pretoria)

ABW Blockhouses (allatsea page)

ABW Blockhouses. (allatsea)

Fort Nelson (Portsmouth)

Fort Nelson (Portsmouth)

Statues

Captain EJ Smith.. (Lichfield)

Captain Edward John Smith. Commander of RMS Titanic. (Lichfield)

Gold Mining and the City of Johannesburg

George Harrison Park (Riverlea)

George Harrison Park (Riverlea)

Ferreira Deep War Memorial

Ferreira Deep War Memorial

Confidence Reef (Kloofendal)

Confidence Reef (Kloofendal Nature Reserve)

Witwarsrand Plaques (Witpoortjie)

Witwarsrand Plaques (Witpoortjie Station)

Constitution Hill

The Constitutional Court

The Women’s Jail, Johannesburg

Johannesburg Fort

Johannesburg Fort

Number 4 Jail

Concentration Camp Cemeteries (South Africa)

 
Johannesburg Conc Camp Cemetery (Suideroord)

Johannesburg Conc Camp Cemetery (Suideroord)

Vereeniging Concentration Camp Cemetery

Vereeniging Concentration Camp Cemetery

Heidelberg Concentration Camp Cemetery (Kampplaas)

Heidelberg Concentration Camp Cemetery (Kampplaas)

Irene Concentration Camp Cemetery

Irene Concentration Camp Cemetery

Krugersdorp Concentration Camp Cemetery (Burgershoop)

Krugersdorp Concentration Camp Cemetery (Burgershoop)

Heilbron Concentration Camp Cemetery

Heilbron Concentration Camp Cemetery

 
bethuliebut

Bethulie Concentration Camp Monument (allatsea link)

 

© DRW. 2016-2017 Recreated and expanded 04/06/2016, fixed dodgy link and duplicate image. 30/04/2017, added Constitution Hill links and moved JHB Fort to that table 05/06/2017

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