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Conversation with Professor Curtis Marean

Update: Published on 11 Jun 2014

Curtis Marean describes the SACP4 Project's latest digging season (part of the ongoing research into the archaeology of Mossel Bay, which has revealed the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour)

Mossel Bay's Pinnacle Point Caves receives Provincial Status



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News from and about Mossel Bay & GB River

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Please do come and enjoy a cup of traditional soup and a chat at this years Heritage Mossel Bay's AGM.
We meet in the Granary, Dias Museum, Mossel Bay on Tuesday 20th May at 6.00 pm!......
Heritage Mossel Bay is busy with the production of the first twenty plaques to go on to the outside of Mossel Bay’s unique heritage buildings. These plaques measuring 300 x 200 mm provide a brief history of the building including the date built. Included is a QR image which when photographed using a Smartphone, will take you directly to the entry on our web site ourheritage.org.za where more detail on the specific building can be found.
Not to be outdone the Great Brak River Museum are also producing a limited number of these plaques. If you want to become involved, please contact Ina at the Info office.
An example is shown above, however, the background colour is still to be desided.
 
Did you know that on the 21st·June 2013, the Great Brak River Museum was 35 Years Old.·
 
During the weak of the 18th to 21st of June the museum celebrated reaching thirty five years old.

Frequently-quoted words of writer and philosopher George Santayana – “those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. Come and see the progress we have made.


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From Thursday 4th of October 2012, the Great Brak River Museum has been hosting a new display on the history of the people of Great Brak River from the beginning of time.
Alongside, a corner of the new exhibition

This exhibition is about the different peoples of the 'Cape Corridor' of the Western Cape who began their lives in our area; the 'African' or Modern Man who started out some 200,000 years ago to colonise the earth, the San who believe they were here from the beginning of time and for at least the past 12,000 years and our Khoe people who are the more recent arrivals.

Explore the history of 'Modern Man'·in Mossel Bay's coastal corrodor and see stone age tools that could be one million years old.

The museum is open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. during weekdays.

Restarting shortly and for fund raising, the Great Brak River's Museum Pelton Wheel Supper Club will still hosting a three course light supper with a classic mystery story. There are three mysteries to choose from. Book your birthday evening with us.

Starting at 7.00 pm the plot and supper could take up to three hours to unwind.

catThe intriguing plots include eight possible suspects. Our detective inspector will lead the investigation and our hostesses will serve supper during the story. The various parts are played by 'you' the attending supper guests, who may dress for the part and several of these guests will also take the part of sleuth's who can also use their effective investigative techniques to figure out the intricacies of the crime. Even the guilty party doesn't know that he or she could be found out and everyone at the supper table is involved in attempting to solve the case.
Book and choose your parts.

Space is available for from ten to fourteen guests per session.

Phone your editor on 083-448-1966

If you have not received your January issue of our Heritage news letter, please contact your editor. Next edition out approximately mid March 2012. This will contain more interesting stories of our local buildings.

klipkerk The Heritage Church Walk on Saturday the 22nd October 2011 was a great success. This photo is of the old Klipkerk. Several new visits have been arranged for 2012.
 
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Wolwedans Dam


The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry reported that despite the heavy water usage and little rain, during the second last week in July 2013, our Wolwedans dam water level was more than 92% full.

On the 10th March 2011, water restrictions were eventually lifted.

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