Studio Wanita – Simon’s Town, South Africa

Studio Wanita – Simon’s Town, South Africa

Surveying the clash of two mighty oceans, this South African home takes inspiration from nature at its most elemental. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Libertas – 18th Century Murals in South Africa

Libertas – 18th Century Murals in South Africa

Located in the vineyard belt outside the historical university town of Stellenbosch, South Africa, this celebrated “Cape Dutch” farmhouse dates back to 1699. Restored in the late 20th century, it is home to a fabulous collection of 18th century murals by...
The Titanic – South African Connections

The Titanic – South African Connections

An account of the sinking of the Titanic with a focus on passengers and crew who had a South African connection. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
The Irish Defenders of Rorke’s Drift, 1879

The Irish Defenders of Rorke’s Drift, 1879

The defence of Rorke’s Drift in South Africa has captured the imagination since the moment the battle was over, not least with the 1964 movie ‘Zulu’. It marked a rare moment of redemption in the Anglo-Zulu War, one of the more shameful episodes in British colonial...
Rudall of London and Cornwall

Rudall of London and Cornwall

The ancestry and descendants of the Rev. Alfred Rudall, Vicar of St. Agnes in Cornwall, including the Clara Schumann link and the remarkable story of his nephew Lieutenant Alfred Rudall and Eva Halpin. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas,...