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Maritime history and heritage: shipwrecks

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Why are shipwrecks important? Shipwrecks have always held a specific allure. The promise of hidden treasure, the unexplored and underwater adventure is so seductive that a healthy, global tourist industry has developed around shipwrecks. Although most people associate treasure with gold and silver cargo, historic shipwrecks provide maritime archaeologists with another kind of treasure. They gather immense amounts of archaeological, historical, scientific, social and technical in.. read more
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Rock Art
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South African Film
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History of 'New Age' Newspaper
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Towards a people's culture, Art and Resistance under apartheid
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The History of Christmas Day and its celebration in South Africa
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History of South African National Orders and Awards
The birth of a new non-racial and non -sexist democracy in South Africa necessitated a critical review of the system of National Orders. The previous... more