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Fairleigh School
Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

Gerald Joseph Conrad BERNHARD: Architect



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27°46'13.36" S 29°55'51.03" E Alt: 1213m

It was known as the "Fairleigh Bantu School". A beautiful building now used by the Newcastle municipality as offices for our Civil Services. The Principal at the time (1932-1938) was the Presbyterian minister of the Bantu Presbyterian Church in Spookmill near Dannhauser, a certain Mbanga James George Benjamin Molefe. More info on Molefe is in the New Dictionary of SA Biography vol 2 by NE Sonderling.
(Louis Eksteen : Museum Curator - Fort Amiel Museum, Newcastle. 2015)