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Muizenberg - a forgotten story

Author: Michael Walker
Publisher: St. James [South Africa] : M. Walker, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A forgotten story of how a small settlement on the False Bay Coast, consisting of no more than a few farms and a number of fishing huts, became within fifty years (1880-1930) the premier holiday resort in South Africa"--Rear cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Walker
ISBN: 9780620428811 0620428813
OCLC Number: 502132427
Description: xi, 160 p. : ill., facsims., map, ports. ; 31 cm.
Contents: The romance of Muizenberg --
Muizenberg before becoming a holiday resort: shipwrecks, whaling, trek-fishing --
The beginnings of a holiday resort --
The Kalk Bay --
Muizenberg municipal years (1895-1913) --
Muizenberg Railway Stations and the pavilions --
Two major projects: water, drainage and electricity --
Other notable projects: the cemetery, Boyes Drive, Marina da Gama, the Marine Walkway --
Main Road, the era of the horse and the arrival of the motorcar --
Historical buildings on Main Road --
Muizenberg to St. James --
The quarries --
Some premier hotels in the heyday of Muizenberg --
Sir Herbert Baker architecture --
Religion --
Education --
Sport and recreation --
Wings over Muizenberg --
S.A.W.A.S. during the Second World War. Appendix 1. The hotels of Muizenberg --
Appendix 2. A century of pharmacies --
Chronology 1870-1920.
Responsibility: Michael Walker.

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"A forgotten story of how a small settlement on the False Bay Coast, consisting of no more than a few farms and a number of fishing huts, became within fifty years (1880-1930) the premier holiday resort in South Africa"--Rear cover.

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