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FAGAN, Gwendoline Elizabeth (Gwen)


Landscape Architect

MB.CH.B. 1948 (Cape Town); PhD 1995 (Cape Town)

Gwendoline Elizabeth Fagan was born on 25 September 1924 in the little Karoo Town of Victoria West. She grew up in the care of an uncle on a farm of the grain-growing district of Moorreesburg until the age of seven when she went to live with her mother, then a singing teacher in Stellenbosch.

Gwen matriculated fom Rhenish Girls' High School, Stellenbosch, in December 1942. She studied Medicine at the University of Cape Town (MB.CH.B. 1948) and worked as a medical practitioner until 1969. Afterwards she joined her husband, Gabriël FAGAN, as a historical researcher and landscape planner. Their son, Henry FAGAN, is an engineer. Gwen has always been an avid gardener.

Was a recipient of the Simon van der Stel Foundation - Heritage South Africa Gold Medal in 1992.

List of projects

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Mayville: 1853. Swellendam, Western Cape - Landscape Architect
Mayville Rose Garden: 1977. Swellendam, Western Cape - Architect
Salomonsvlei: 1983. Paarl, Western Cape - Landscape Architect
Zanddrift: 1734 : 1769 : 1976. Swellendam, Western Cape - Landscape Architect 1976

Books by FAGAN

Fagan, Gawie & Fagan, Gwen. 1975. Church Street in the Land of Waveren. Cape Town: Tulbagh Restoration Committee

Hefer, Willem J; Du Toit, CJ; Fagan, Gawie & Fagan, Gwen. 1976. Drakenstein : a valley with a place in history. South Africa: Rhodes Fruit Farms Ltd.?

Fagan, Gawie & Fagan, Gwen. 1977. Boschendal renascent : a history of Boschendal. South Africa:

Fagan, Gwen. 1988. Roses at the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town: Breestraat

Fagan, Gwen. 1995. An introduction to the man-made landscape at the Cape from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Cape Town: Unpublished PhD University of Cape Town

Fagan, Gawie & Fagan, Gwen. 2008. Brakdak : platdakke in die Karoo. Cape Town: Breestraat Publikasies

Fagan, Gwen . 2016. Gwendoline's Gawie. Cape Town: Breestraat Publiekasies

Books citing FAGAN

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 76

Entries in books by FAGAN

Fagan, Gwen. Greaves, Francis. In Dictionary of South African Biography Volume V. 1987. Human Sciences Research Council

Fagan, Gwen. Jones, William Oliver. In Dictionary of South African Biography Volume V. 1987. Human Sciences Research Council

Fagan Gwen . Historiese geboue. In Elsenburg. 1986. [Serfontein]