Renamed Griquatown in 1813 by Reverend John Campbell (1766– 1840) after the Griquas. It was Campbell who also changed the name from Basterd- Hottentotten to Griquas to incorporate both the 'Basters' and the Korannna tribes who were living there.
Previous Name: Klaarwater, when it was founded as a mission station by the London Missionary Society, because of the clear water there.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE 18TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
of the HERITAGE ASSOCIATION of SOUTH AFRICA
hosted by Friends of the Museum Barberton and Mpumalanga Heritage
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 18, 19 & 20 October 2018
(For convenience, activities for Wednesday 17 and Sunday 21 October are also included)
BARBERTON : THE GENESIS OF LIFE
The former Cape Town residence of the state president, the gabled Groote Schuur ('Big Barn') was originally built in 1667 to serve as the VOC's granary before it was bought by Cecil John Rhodes in 1893 and converted into a grand mansion and office. Along with the building, Rhodes bought several other properties on Table Mountain's eastern slopes during the late 19th century, Rhodes died in 1910 and bequeathed his estate to the nation.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING;
There are only 20 visitors allowed on the tour:
Heritage month is being celebrated by the Modderfontein Conservation Society with conducted walks round the heritage precinct of the village and a talk by Jonathan Stone, a highly respected Heritage Architect.
Walks will take place on Heritage Day – 24 September – at 09:00. The talk will take place in the Modderfontein Town Hall at 1 Casino Road – opposite the bowls club – at 19:30 on Thursday 20 September.