Photos of Africa: Blog

Sep 10, 2008

Northern Cape_Hanover





Hanover halfway house between Gauteng and Cape Town. The former owner asked that the proposed town be called Hanover as his ancestors came from the German city . Walk through town and discover old furrows and historic buildings. Trappies Koppie in town was the first Astronomical Observatory in South Africa later transferred to Sutherland.The steps on Trappies Koppie are being build by Charles Beere and convicts of the local jail. In the cemetery there is a memorial dated back to the Anglo Boer War three young boers was was executed by English soldiers after being find guilty of derailing a train. Later thy was find not guilty by a British court and their families was compensated


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