Monday, January 30, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Liner entering the channel of the Bay of Natal early 20th c
by C Shrubsole
Note the Bluff, with lighthouse and signal station; fishing dhows;
turbanned fishermen on the wharf.
Friday, January 27, 2017
A perennial query on this blog is, How do I find my ancestor's arrival by ship in South Africa? The answer: with great difficulty. Passenger lists are all over the place: there is no continuity of records, certain periods are not covered at all, certain types of passengers may have limited coverage etc.
Here are some links to discussions and articles on the topic, of which the basic information has not changed since the original posting.
RMS Nyanza: Passengers on Deck 1877
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The Wee Tottie was another ship which carried emigrants from Natal
to Australia in February 1853, when they found Natal did not come up to
their expectations. If you have a missing ancestor check if he
decided to try another colony.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Settler home in early Durban ca 1850s,
showing wattle and daub construction with thatch roof. There would have been no glass for windows - just a canvas flap. Floors would be baked mud or cow dung, dried and polished to a glossy shine.