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Dispatches updated 4 February 2001

KWAZULU NATAL
Co-ordination of publications for ABW100 is being done by Gilbert Torlage, of the Pietermaritzburg Museum. Tel: 27 0331 450292

NORTHERN CAPE
ANGLO-BOER WAR CENTENARY IN NORTHERN CAPE 1999-2002

Diamond Fields N12 has now issued a programme of events.
To obtain a copy of this programme, please contact:
N12 Battlefields Route, Tel: 27 531 827 298 or Fax, 27 531 827-211.

EAST RAND
The Boksburg Historical Society is engaged in a project with the Gauteng Museums to locate exactly and research the concentration camp in Boksburg, where most detainees were Black.
They are also researching the role of the Boksburg Commando.
Anyone with information to help, should please contact:
George Mills, Chairman Boksburg Historical Association. Tel 27 11 421 8289. Fax 27 11 421 6803.

GAUTENG
A new publishing company, Gryphon Books, is putting out a series of reprints for the ABW100. These will be reproductions of the original books, as faithful as we can make them' and will look and feel as like the originals as possible. They are intended as collectors' items, but will be priced as reasonably as possible.
Currently in production is 'How we kept the Flag Flying', Donald Macdonald's account of the siege of Ladysmith.
To follow are 'Commando' by Deneys Reitz, 'The Last Boer War' by Rider Haggard and 'On the Heels of de Wet' by Intelligence Officer.
Rod Watson is open to suggestions for other books enthusiasts feel worthy of reprinting. Contact him at Gryphon Books, P O Box 1987, Randpark Ridge, 2156, South Africa. Tel: 27 11 794 4554. Fax: 27 11 794 5757. E-mail address gryph@global.co.za

MAPS
Superb pictorial maps in full colour of the Natal Battlefields, in full colours and bright contemporary design, have been produced by Peter Griffiths, lecturer in architecture at Technikon Witwatersrand. These would be very suitable to be used as publicity material or as a most attractive souvenir.
Peter Griffiths:
Box 8846, Edenglen, 1613
Tel: (011) 454-3558
Cell: 082 574 2063
E-Mail: peterg@twrinet.twr.ac.za



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