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The Resistance Against December 16: A Historical Reflection

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CULTURAL BIOGRAPHY OF A COMMODITY

Julia Roelofse, site curator, DITSONG: Pioneer Museum and Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum A BOTTLE OF LOURENSFORD CHARDONNAY A 750 ml...
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AVATAR – A 2009 SCIENCE FICTION HOLLYWOOD MOVIE THAT HAS HAD MUCH CONTROVERSY OVER THE LAST DECADE.

By Frank Teichert, curator, archaeology and human remains, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Avatar was a large budget Hollywood...
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THE BATTLE OF BLOOD/NCOME RIVER (16 DECEMBER 1838) COMMEMORATION AS A DAY OF RECONCILIATION

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History December 2020 The Battle of Blood/Ncome River (16 December 1838) is included...
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EL WAK – 16 DECEMBER 1940

SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST BATTLE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Including a brief discussion on some of the exhibits in the...
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Prime Minister Louis Botha, the conciliator

A Carelsen, curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Museum collection The DITSONG: National Cultural History Museum houses a fairly...
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Prime Minister Louis Botha, the conciliator
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18 DECEMBER 1982

18 DECEMBER 1982 The attack on South Africa’s Nuclear Power Station at Koeberg By Richard Henry 18 November 2020 Words: ...
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18 DECEMBER 1982
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The Walther P38 pistol

A genuine shooter Jan van den Bos, curator, military collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Play station and...
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The Walther P38 pistol
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16-inch Armour Piercing Shot

16-inch Armour Piercing Shot On Display at DITSONG: National Museum of Military History From HMS Nelson     Date 1941 By...
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16-inch Armour Piercing Shot
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THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BOMB DAMAGE BY WAR ARTIST GEOFFREY LONG Allan Sinclair DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction Area...
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THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?

Dr Mirriam Tawane, Curator Palaeontology, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Evolution became part of the national school curricula in...
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EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?
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DOLOMITE: THE ROCK THAT SHAPES THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History. A strip of dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossilized remains of ancient...
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COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History South Africa is famous for its richness in hominid discoveries and we...
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COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING
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The Shona Mbira

By Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Mbira, attached to a gourd resonator (Photograph by...
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The Shona Mbira
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Skin-bag bellows, used for blowing air into a fire....
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS
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Kruger House: the legends live on

Mauritz Naudé, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History (15/08/2020) Even though museums are normally associated with the collection of movable...
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Kruger House: the legends live on
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A Missing Heritage Site

Sandra Naudé, Editor: DITSONG: Museums of South Africa The so-called “Convent Redoubt” stood at the corner of Visagie and Koch...
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SOUTH AFRICA’S ENTRY INTO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History August 2020 Source: UNICEF Introduction During the Cold War Africa had been...
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SOUTH AFRICA’S ENTRY INTO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)
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INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History September 2020 Edged weapons were being developed in the form of handheld...
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INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS
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THE MAPIKO MASKS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History  The Mapiko masks are associated with the Makonde people...
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THE MAPIKO MASKS
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THE LUGER PISTOL
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THE LUGER PISTOL

A CONQUEROR OF TWO WORLD WARS Jan van den Bos, Curator Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The...
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Object knowledge during documentation
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Object knowledge during documentation

Jan van den Bos, curator, military collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The purpose of museums is to collect...
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CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS
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CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS

Jaco Schoonraad, Acting Manager, DITSONG: Sammy Marks and Pioneer Museums and curator of Numismatics, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History...
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A Traditional Indonesian Dagger, The Kris

By : Frank Teichert The kris (also spelled keris) is the national weapon of Indonesia and the oldest distinctive weapon...
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PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION
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PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION

Frank Teichert, Curator Archaeology and Human Remains. DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Peruvian pots were discovered in a...
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS

Of the Rhodesian Light Infantry Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 12 May 2020 The Ditsong National Museum...
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK

Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 20 May 2020 The Museum’s Anti-Splash Tankers Mask:  Acq No 17126. Belonged...
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SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR
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SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 30 April 2020 During the First World War (1914 – 1918) most...
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THE FALL OF FRANCE AND THE ENTRY OF JAPAN INTO THE SECOND WORLD WAR (1939 – 1945)

THE EFFECT OF THESE EVENTS ON SOUTH AFRICA Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 29 April 2020 Introduction...
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COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 8 May 2020 On 8 May 1945 the British Prime Minister, Sir...
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Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword
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Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History May 2020 A wakizashi is a traditional Japanese short sword with a...
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The Push Dagger
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The Push Dagger

David Rilley-Harris DNMMH Curator April 2020 First World War Push Dagger which belonged to L Cpl Arnold A push dagger...
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THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET
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THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET

A clothes whip supposedly used at Buchenwald Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 22 May 2020 Introduction: On...
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THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR
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THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History Introduction The Nazi yellow cloth star is possibly one of the most...
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THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History
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THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History

THE MAPIKO MASKS - Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Mapiko masks are associated...
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DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?
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DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION? By Sandi Mackenzie – March 2020...
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VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA
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VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA

VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA An unusual tea set designed in 1997 by Peter Mtombeni Compiled by: Corine...
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SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS
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SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS

SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS By David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG National Museum of Military History Curator - March 2020 Swords first came into use in...
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THE SA DAGGER
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THE SA DAGGER

The SA Dagger By David Rilley-Harris, DITSON National Museum of Military History Curator - March 2020 The SA dagger was the service...
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THE GLADIUS
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THE GLADIUS

THE GLADIUS By David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG Nationa Museum of Military History Curator - February 2020 The gladius is a short sword...
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