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 Post subject: Re: Albasini Ruins
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:49 am 
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I think it is important as well to connect the Albasini ruins to Manungukop and Josikulu spruit. As these people worked for Albasini. I am also interested to hear more about Magashulu and his people who used to live there.
This is such a colourful history.

Isn't this also the site where a lion killed the children of a Lance Corporal Willie Nkuna? and where he then stabbed the lioness when she attacked him while he was preparing the road for the funeral?

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 Post subject: Re: Albasini Ruins
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The 2 children's graves are right behind the buildings at Phabeni gate - on the left as you enter. We found them the other day, and there is no markings at all to explain what they are.

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 Post subject: Re: Albasini Ruins
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Ecojunkie, this is so exciting, can the public visit the graves? will there be an information board about this?

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 Post subject: Re: Albasini Ruins
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At present the graves are surrounded by a very tired wire fence, with no markers. We do hope to put this right!

It is fairly easy to find them.....behind the toilet blocks on the north side of the reception area.

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 Post subject: Re: Albasini Ruins
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Thank you so much!!!!! :gflower: I have to see them.

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 Post subject: Re: Albasini Ruins
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I use Albasini Ruins as the afternoon practical for the Parks Heritage 1 course I present. I challenge students (HRs and SANPark staff) to think about the reinterpretation and message of the site. There is much that can be done. I do not (as an academic) think all research questions RE: the trade routes have been answered. But alas the issue is funding! Any HR Region interested in funding a possible research and reinterpretation excercise? We have concrete ideas and suggestions but cannot go forth with further discussion with SANParks (e.g. getting it on the wish list) unless we can take it forward!


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