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Onderdal School Buildings
Dal Josaphat, Western Cape

Date:1855
Type:School
Status:Extant
Street:Roggeland Road

 


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Coordinates:
33°41'25.35" S 19°00'11.33" E Alt: 129m

The Onderdal School was founded in 1847. Building work on the new school commenced late in 1854, and the building was inaugurated on 31 May 1855. It was officially opened on 5 June 1855 and was used until 1968 when it was finally closed. Founder members of the Genootskap van Regte Afrikaaners also received instruction here. (Richardson 2001:106.)

Property Description

The property includes the historical Onderdal school buildings, with the adjoining teacher’s residence.

Significance

The Onderdal School was founded in 1847. Construction on the school commenced in 1854 and it was inaugurated on 31 May 1855. The school officially opened on 5 June 1855 and was used until 1968, when it was finally closed. Founder members of the Genootskap vir Regte Afrikaners received instruction here.

Legal Status

Declared a National Monument by Government Notice 2620, as published in Government Gazette 7946 of 4 December 1981, now a Provincial Heritage Site.

(THE PROPERTIES OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE RESOURCES AGENCY pp9)


Books that reference Onderdal School Buildings

Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 106