References and links: Local History


  • Cameron T. (ed) 1986. An Illustrated History of South Africa. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball.
  • Carruthers V. 2000. The Magaliesberg. 2nd ed. Pretoria: Protea Book House.
  • Ferguson S. (ed) 1998. Collins Pocket English Dictionary. s l: Harper Collins.
  • Hoopes J. 1979. Oral History: An Introduction for Students. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
  • McMahan E. M. (ed), Rogers K. M. (ed) 1994. Interactive Oral History Interviewing. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Potgieter D. J. (ed) 1973. Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, POP – SLA. Cape Town: Nasionale Opvoedkundige Uitgewery.

Websites (last accessed 2005)


Pretoria Galleries & Museums Local Information

ShowMe, (2014), “A Journey through Pretoria’s Main Attractions” from ShowMe, 12 December [online], Available at [Accessed: 12 January 2015].

Online links

South African History Online, (2014), “Constructing heritage and heritage resources” from South African History Online [online] Available at [Accessed: 9 January 2015].

Oral history

South African History Online, (2013) “Nkosi Albert Luthuli Oral History Competition 2013” from South African History Online [online] Available at [Accessed: 7 January 2015].

How to create your own local history museum display

  • Learners can create their own local history museum displays by gathering information, preserving documents and displaying and interpreting the heritage of places and people. 
  • Museum Box, (2013), “Create your own Museum Box” from Museum Box [online] Available at [Accessed: 9 January 2015].
  • Smithsonian Education, (1983), “The Art to Zoo: History Close to Home: Creating your own Museum Display” from Smithsonian Education [online] Available at [Accessed: 7 January 2015]


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