Grootfontein : After 1910

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Grootfontein circa 1920
Grootfontein circa 1920 (approximate dating according to size of Eucalyptus trees).
Cycle racing at Grootfontein
Cycle racing at Grootfontein, Middelburg Cape Colony (Judging by the clothing circa after 1903 / before 1920)
Tug-o-war
Tug-o-war at Grootfontein, date unknown
Grootfontein circa 1925
Grootfontein circa 1925 – 1930.   Dwelling of former officer commanding, British Peacekeeping force.
General view of Agricultural College Grootfontein
General view of Agricultural College Grootfontein, Middelburg Cape
Wool shed before 1931 destroyed in fire
Wool shed erected before 1931 was destroyed in a fire. 90 Sheep sheltered the night before were also killed.
Students busy shearing sheep
Students busy shearing sheep
Dorpsgrond
Dorpsgrond
Dorpsgrond
Dorpsgrond
Eretoekenning Peter Daniel Rose
Eretoekenning Peter Daniel Rose
General view from the koppies behind the Prinicpal's house about 1924
Grootfontein College of Agriculture: Land bought by the Union Government from the Imperial Government in 1910. General view from the koppies behind the Prinicpal's house about 1924
In Memory of Peter Daniel Rose page 1
In Memory of Peter Daniel Rose page 1
In Memory of Peter Daniel Rose page 2
In Memory of Peter Daniel Rose page 2
Myldam
Myldam
Myldam
Myldam
Myldam
Large water-supply dams over the koppies behind the Principals house. New dam overflowing, in the foreground, with another dam visible below the hill to the left. Across the new dam can be seen the pumping station or pump house, a large, very well built brick structure erected by the military.
Myldam
Myldam
Ostriches
Ostriches
Ostriches
Ostrich breeding and management formed an important part of the activities at Grootfontein from its inception until World War 1
Ostriches
Ostriches
River
River in flood just below the old Hospital - the bridge is just below the willow trees
River
River views and suspension bridge above the drift
River
River with Rhenosterberg in the background
Sheep at Grootfontein
Sheep at Grootfontein