Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape

Founded: 1786

Named after Governor Cornelius Jacobus van der Graaff and his wife Cornelia Reinet.


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For further information visit the following websites:

List of references:

Burrows, Edmund Hartford . 1988. Overberg Outspan : A chronicle of people and places in the south western districts of the Cape. Swellendam: Privately printed in co-operation with the Swellendam Trust. pp 28, 30-32, 38, 57, 120, 162, 278
Coyne, Patrick. 2010. A guide to South Africa's mountain passes and poorts. Westville: Osborne Porter Literary Services. pp 155-159
Cross, James JB. 1977. Graaff Reinet : a portfolio of four art prints = 'n portefeulje van vier kunsafdrukke. South Africa: S.l. : s.n.. pp All
Fagan, Gawie & Fagan, Gwen. 2008. Brakdak : platdakke in die Karoo. Cape Town: Breestraat Publikasies. pp 78-81
Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pp 563-571
Fransen, Hans. 2006. Old towns and villages of the Cape. A survey of the origin and development of towns, villages and hamlets at the Cape of Good Hope. With particular reference to their physical planning and historical landscape. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball. pp 112-118
Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 119-121
Henning, CG. 1975. Graaff Reinet : a cultural history 1786 1886. Cape Town: Bulpin. pp All
Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pp 40, 41
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 182-186
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 89-93
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pp 18-22
Schoeman, Chris. 2013. Historical Karoo, The : Traces of the past in South Africa's arid interior. Cape Town: Zebra Press. pp 102-110
Westby-Nunn, Tony. 2004. Graaff-Reinet : An illustrated historical guide to the town; including Aberdeen & Nieu-Bethesda. Capricorn Square, South Africa: Elephant Head Publications cc. pp All
Whitlock, E S (compiler). 0. Graaff-Reinet, An Album of Old Photographs - 'n Album ou Fotos. Port Elizabeth: Printed by E H Walton and Co. pp All
Whitlock, ES (Compiler). 2005. Graaff-Reinet heritage sites & places of interest. Graaff-Reinet: Graaff-Reinet Museum. pp All

List of structures:

Andries Pretorius Monument: 1943 : 2012.
Anglo-Boer War Military Museum: 2005.
Barclays Bank: 1918.
Board of Executors Building: 1920.
Church of St James: 1848-1850 : 1868 : 1893 : 1900.
Cleghorn and Harris: 1887.
Colonial Trust Co Ltd Building and Secretary's Residence: 1903.
Convent: 1922.
Drostdy: 1804-1805 : c1970.
Dudley Hall: 1894.
Gideon Scheepers Monument and Trail: n.d.. Camdeboo National Park,
Gunpowder Magazine - Kruithuis: 1853.
Hepworths Building: n.d..
Hester Rupert Art Museum: 1821.
Holy Trinity Methodist Church: 1871-1875 : 1894.
Hospital: 1923.
Merino SA Offices: n.d..
Methodist Manse: n.d..
Midland Hospital: 1920.
Midland Seminary: 1875.
Mission Church: 1821.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1886-1887.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1792 : 1945.
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1929.
NG Kerk Saal: 1936.
Old Congregational Church: n.d..
Old Library Building - Museum: 1847 : 1878 : 1926.
Old Mutual building: n.d..
Ouberg/Oudeberg Pass: 1832.
Parsonage at Graaff-Reinet: 1812.
Post Office: c1871.
Public school: 1898.
Reinet House - Old Pastorie - Museum: 1812 : 1952-1956.
Town Hall: 1910-1911.
Town Hall (Competition entry): pre-1911.
Urquhart House Museum: 1806 - 1821 : 1993.
Van Ryneveld Pass: 1830s.
Victoria Hall: 1910-1911.