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Dyer family Photographic Album

Title Dyer family Photographic Album
Headline An old family Photographic Album that was donated to the Richmond Museum.It appears that the Album might have belonged to the Dyer family. The Album includes photographs from India, Scotland, Europe, Egypt, Napoli, Sri Lanka, the Royal family tour to South Africa in 1947 and photographs of KwaZulu-Natal in the late 1800s.
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Content Owner Richmond Museum
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Source Richmond Museum
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Content Information The Central Post Office was originally built as Durban’s first Town Hall and was officially opened on 25th October 1885. The Natal Mercury described it as the ‘handsomest Town Hall in the country, whose central hall will be the gathering place of the citizens on every occasion of public or social interest’. At the time, it was the largest building in South Africa and was designed by Philip M Dudgeon. Winston Churchill spoke to the citizens of Durban from its steps after his escape from the Boers in 1899. From October 12th to November 5th, 1908, the building was the venue for the National Convention which led to the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910. An old family Photographic Album that was donated to the Richmond Museum.It appears that the Album might have belonged to the Dyer family. The Album includes photographs from India, Scotland, Europe, Egypt, Napoli, Sri Lanka, the Royal family tour to South Africa in 1947 and photographs of KwaZulu-Natal in the late 1800s.
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Language English
Resource Type Album
Content Specification Album
Article ID ID18520
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KZNHPI_ID 20170216_KZNHPI_00003151
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Keywords Dyer family Photographic Album, Album, Natal, KwaZulu-Natal
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Topic Taxonomy Art & Heritage
Sentinel Initiator Physical Object

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