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dc.contributor.authorBurden, Matilda
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-21T10:31:47Z
dc.date.available2016-04-21T10:31:47Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBurden, M. 2012. From Waarburg to Matjieskuil: investigating an old Cape Farm. South African journal of cultural history, 26(2):1-30. [http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/culture]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1018-0745
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/17048
dc.description.abstractProblems and misconceptions with regard to old Cape farms are often the result of assumptions made on the basis of the present names of those farms. The way farms are divided and added to and the crucial matter of which part contains the original name and the original buildings, result in these problems. In this article an investigation of the farm Matjieskuil, situated in the district of Paarl, serves as a case study to illustrate the danger of assumptions, but it also illustrates the wealth of information that can be exposed when archival sources are scrutinised. The focus of the article is on the ownership of the farm and the architecture of the manor house, as part of the total history of the farm Matjieskuil, previously known as Waarburg. The land was granted to Hercules van Loon in 1701, who called the farm Waarburg. Since then the sequence of owners, the variation of the size of the land, the farming activities and the history of buildings on the property have formed a story typical of the settlement at, and development of the Cape of Good Hopeen_US
dc.description.urihttp://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/culture
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSouth African Society for Cultural Historyen_US
dc.subjectCape Dutch architectureen_US
dc.subjectCape farmsen_US
dc.subjectGablesen_US
dc.subjectLand grantsen_US
dc.subjectMatjieskuilen_US
dc.subjectTransfer deedsen_US
dc.titleFrom Waarburg to Matjieskuil: investigating an old Cape Farmen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID24536458 - Burden, Matilda


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