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Auction #115 begins on 30 May 2024

Eric Rosenthal

RUSTENBURG ROMANCE - The History of a Voortrekker Town (1979)

Published: Perskor, Johannesburg, 1979

Edition: First Edition

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Publisher's hardcover with illustrated jacket.

191pp. Illustrated. Book and jacket in very good condition.

A scarce Rosenthal title.

'There are few South African towns in South Africa, which have a more varied or interesting history than Rustenburg. From the moment of its foundation by the Voortrekkers, exciting events seemed to follow the adventures of the early hunters and explorers. 

Rustenburg was Paul Kruger's "home town", with the farm nearby to which he always returned after the strain of public work.

Here, long before Pretoria existed, the Volksraad had its meetings; indeed, Pretoria was established as a "buitekerk" for the scattered Rustenburg congregation! Even the site of Johannesburg, 35 years younger, once belonged to the Rustenburg district. Here, too, broke out the long forgotten Transvaal Civil War and here, 11 years before the proclamation of the Rand, the Rustenburg Gold Mining Co. was formed. Rustenburg figures prominently in the 1914 Rebellion and its aftermath. Even to-day Rustenburg is always in the news - with its chrome industry and even more its platinum mines, which are the largest in the world, to say nothing of the old town's rise as a tourist resort.'

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
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