De Aar, Northern Cape

Founded: 1870

It was the name of the farm on which the town was laid out. It means "the vein" and refers to a water vein or subterranean watercourse.


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List of references:

Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pp 103
Marais, Jacobus Johannes. 1977. De Aar : Stad in wording 1902-1977. De Aar: De Aar Vyf-en-sewentigjarige Feeskomitee. pp All
Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pp 190
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 50
Schoeman, Chris. 2013. Historical Karoo, The : Traces of the past in South Africa's arid interior. Cape Town: Zebra Press. pp 188-191

List of structures:

Gereformeerde Kerk: 1925.
Hotel: pre-1908.
Market Hall: 1930.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1923.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Noord: 1955.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Suid: 1965.
New Church: 1891.
Old Mutual: 1929.
Primary School, classrooms: 1936.
School: 1930.
South African Railways Administration Building: 1963.
Town Hall: 1930.
Volkskas Bank - now ABSA: 1954.