Robben Island, Western Cape


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Read ROBBEN ISLAND COASTAL DEFENCE 1931-1960 by Marinda Weideman, MA Research Report, University of the Witwatersrand, 31 January 1998.

List of references:

Bassett, BW, Rudner, J & National Monuments Council. Division of Professional and Technical Services . 1986. An annotated survey of buildings and sites of architectural, historical and contextual importance, and recommendations concerning a conservation policy for Robben Island. Unknown: National Monuments Council. pp All
Crook, Lionel . 2013. Island at War : Robben Island, 1939-45. Simon's Town: Naval Heritage Trust. pp All
De Villiers, Simon A. 1971. Robben Island : out of reach, out of mind : a history of Robben Island. Cape Town: Struik. pp All
Deacon, Harriet Ed. 1996. The island : A History of Robben Island, 1488-1990. Cape Town: Mayibuye Books David Philips Publishers. pp All
Fish, James W . 1924. Robben Island - the home of the leper. An account of thirty four years' gospel work amongst lepers of South Africa. : John Ritchie. pp All
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 338-340
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 29
Riley, Patricia . 1993. Robben Island Conservation Survey. Cape Town: National Monuments Council. pp All
Warner, Brian. 2006. Cape landscapes : Sir John Herschel's sketches 1834-1838. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press. pp 103, 105

List of structures:

60 Pounder Carriage Field Gun: 1918.
Blockhouse: 1943.
Celtic Cross: n.d..
Church of the Good Shepherd: 1895.
Cornelia Battery Engine Room, (Building T199): n.d.. Cornelia Battery,
Dummy Gun - North: 1942.
Dummy Gun - South: 1942.
Faure Pier - Concrete: c1915.
Faure Pier - Timber: 1896.
Garrison Church: 1841.
Harbour Master’s Office: 1965. Murray’s Bay Harbour,
John Craig Hall: 1943.
Kramat of Sheik Sayed Abduraghman Motura: 1969.
Lighthouse: 1862.
Machine Gun Emplacement: 1942.
Model Range Building: c1942.
Murray’s Bay Harbour: 1940 : 1957.
No. 1 Searchlight Emplacement Building: c1941. Robben Island Battery,
No. 2 Searchlight Emplacement Building: c1941. Robben Island Battery,
Pistol Shooting Range: 1968.
Post Office + Telephone Exchange: 1943.
Retief Park Memorial: 1870.
Robert Sobukwe’s House, Building T159: c1941.
Royal Cape Yacht Club Facilities: 1989.
SAN - SAV MRDI Survey Point 'INDIA': 1986-1988.
Searchlight Engine Room (Building T225): c1941. Robben Island Battery,
Stone Pier: 1827.
Swimming Pool: n.d..
Temporary Single Quarters: 1980.
Underground Plotting Room: 1941.
Visitors’ Amenities Building, Murray’s Bay Harbour: 1964 : 1984.