Sunday the 24th is Heritage Day. This year your association is combining with Friends of the museum to celebrate the Heritage weekend. We are therefore very proud and privileged to present Professor Mike De Jongh an expert on the history of the Khoikhoi and who will speak to us on the Hessequa Khoikhoi people of this region.
The talk is to be held on Thursday the 21st of September in the Drostdy Schuur (Barn) at 18h00 for 18h30 and forms part of the Heritage weekend celebration.
Professor De Jongh you will remember hosted the fascinating presentation on the work being done into the genetics of the Khoikhoi by Uppsala University of Sweden in April last year. His presentation fits in well with the term heritage and is especially important given that the Hessequa people lived in the very area where Swellendam is situated. By all accounts they were a numerous and cattle wealthy nation with whom the VOC (DEIC) traded to obtain cattle with which to supply their fleets to and from the East.
Professor De Jongh has written two books "A forgotten First People = The Southern Cape Hessequa" and "Roots & Routes: The Karretjie People of the Great Karoo". We will ask him to bring a few copies should anyone be interested in buying one or both.
There will of course be fellowship, snacks and wine / juice available after the talk. We urge you to come and be entertained on Thursday 21st and to support Friends of the Museum on Saturday 23rd Sept for Heritage Day.
What: An interesting talk by Professor Mike De Jongh on the Hessequa Khoikhoi of this region.
When: Thursday evening 21st of September.
Where: Drosty Schuur (Barn)
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Cost: R50 for members R70 for visitors. (Bring additional should you wish to purchase a book/s and/or pay membership fees which are now due)
Refreshments: Includes snacks, wine / juice.
As usual: Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday evening the 19th for catering purposes.