Louis Tregardt was the only Voortrekker leader who kept a diary. This diary provides unique information that sheds light on various aspects of both the material and the spiritual culture of Afrikaners of the Great Trek era, what they thought about disease and medicine, their understanding of time and mutual relationships. Tregardt's diary is an indispensable source of culture in his lifetime.
Date: Tuesday 17 September 2013
Time: 8:30 – 9:30
Venue: Auditorium, Merensky 2 library (level 3)
Speaker: Dr Jackie Grobler - Department Historical and Heritage studies
RSVP: Una Mgwenya by 16 September 2013 please.
Enquiries: Elsabé Olivier : 012 420 3719
Please also visit our Heritage exhibition on display on level 3 of the Merensky 2 library. This exhibition displays items from the National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria and books from the library's Special Collections.