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Conservatory - Botanical Gardens
King William's Town, Eastern Cape

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A beautiful glass conservatory erected by public subscription as a memorial to Settlers killed in the Ninth Frontier War of 1877-78. It was demolished in the 1990s by the municipality because of its state of disrepair.

(Stephanie Victor, Curator of History at AMATHOLE MUSEUM, Submitted by William MARTINSON)

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Dersley, GH. 1893. Views of King William's Town. King William's Town: GH Dersley. pg [Plate 10]
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1977. Victorian Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pg 23