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n South African Journal of Cultural History - Oral evidence on the construction of vernacular farm dwellings in the Waterberg (Limpopo Province)

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Abstract


;The Waterberg region is known for its luscious vegetation and indigenous wood types available for the construction of simple buildings, structures and furniture. This was probably one of the reasons why White pioneers and their descendants maintained such a long tradition of folk architecture in the region. The tradition started in the first half of the 19th century and lasted until the last half of the 20th century. Even though most of the older buildings and structures have disappeared, the information relating to that era's folk architecture lived on in the memories and oral history of the generations who remembered them. This paper introduces some of the oral information regarding the older pioneer dwellings on farms in the Waterberg.

Die Waterberg is bekend vir welige plantegroei en volop inheemse houtsoorte wat vir die konstruksie van eenvoudige geboue, strukture en meubels gebruik kan word. Dit het moontlik aanleiding gegee tot die sterk en relatief lang volksboutradisie onder die Blanke boere pioniers en hulle nasate vanaf die middel van die 19de eeu tot in die middel van die 20ste eeu. Alhoewel die meeste van die geboutjies en strukture nie vandag meer bestaan nie is van die inligting wat met die era se volksargitektuur geassosieer word steeds in die vertellinge van die latere generasie inwoners terugvindbaar. Hierdie artikel stel van die mondelinge inligting oor die oudste pionierswonings op plase van die Waterberg bekend.

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2016-12-03
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