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n South African Journal of Cultural History - Editorial / Redaksionele voorwoord

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Abstract

It is certainly true that a sense concerning places and the value of places originates and develops especially from recorded research or some form of exposure of places and persons in history, monuments, ballads and anecdotes. This November 2015 edition of the (SAJCH) offers an interesting spectrum with regard to cultural aspects. Research conducted by Emile Badenhorst and Robert Herbst in the Eastern Cape (in the erstwhile Algoa Bay and subsequent Port Elizabeth) reminds readers of the lost heritage of the Dutch entrepreneur Frederick Korsten in respect of his estate Cradock Place (the farm formerly called Papenkuilsfontein). What is especially fascinating are the distinguished guests that were once received at Cradock Place - particularly in the nineteenth century. Success is often accompanied by misfortune and the authors accompany their readers along this route. It is indeed a pity that this homestead was not eventually preserved in its physical, visual form.

Dit is sekerlik so dat 'n gevoel vir plekke en die waarde van plekke veral ontwikkel uit opgetekende navorsing of 'n vorm van 'n sigbaarmaking van plekke en persone in die geskiedenis, monumente, ballades en anekdotes. Die uitgawe van die (SATKG) van November 2015 verteenwoordig 'n interessante spektrum ten opsigte van kultuuraspekte. Emile Badenhorst en Robert Herbst se navorsing in die Oos-Kaap (in die eertydse Algoabaai en latere Port Elizabeth) herinner die leser aan die verlore erfenis van die Nederlandse entrepreneur Frederick Korsten ten opsigte van sy landgoed Cradock Place (die eertydse plaas Papenkuilsfontein). Wat fassineer, is die gesiene gaste wat veral in die negentiende eeu op Cradock Place ontvang is. Sukses gaan dikwels gepaard met teenspoed en die skrywers neem die lesers op hierdie roete. Dit is baie jammer dat hierdie opstal nie in 'n sigbare vorm behoue gebly het nie.

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2015-12-01
2016-12-05
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