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Stone kraal : the Castle of Good Hope

Author: Clifford Bestall; William Fehr Collection.
Publisher: Cape Town : William Fehr Collection [production], 1993.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Summary: This video on Cape Town's Castle describes the structure as one of colonial Africa's earliest monuments. Shot on location and using material from the William Fehr Collection, which is housed there, it presents a brief overview of its changing role in the history of South Africa, though usually as a symbol of power and authority. It discusses the building's evolvement from earthern fort to governor's  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Bestall; William Fehr Collection.
OCLC Number: 85937802
Notes: Cert No.: DP4/18/3(76/46)
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (19 min.) : sound, colour.
Responsibility: producer and director, Clifford Bestall.

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Summary: This video on Cape Town's Castle describes the structure as one of colonial Africa's earliest monuments. Shot on location and using material from the William Fehr Collection, which is housed there, it presents a brief overview of its changing role in the history of South Africa, though usually as a symbol of power and authority. It discusses the building's evolvement from earthern fort to governor's residence and describes life within its walls. It also refers to the Cape's earlier inhabitants, the Bushmen and the Khoi Khoi, and the clash of cultures that resulted in the domination of first the Dutch and then the British. The programme is currently shown at the end of the official tour of the Castle.

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