NorvalsPont Concentration Camp

NorvalsPont Concentration Camp

On my last visit to Gariep Dam I decided to go have a look at the Concentration Camp Memorial.. It was very quiet out there in the middle of nowhere, and I’m sure one’s mind can start to muck around with you when you are out there by yourself. The list of children under 15 who died there is an eye opener.
A complete list can be found over here:http://ancestry24.com/norvalspont-concentration-camp-burials/?w3tc_preview=1

One can also read more about the war, the camps and the treatment of South Africans here:http://www.sahistory.org.za/politics-and-society/white-concentration-camps-anglo-boer-war-1900-1902

 

Point and Shoot

My daughter and I went to visit my parents down in Boknes for the school holidays. One would think that a seasoned traveler and photographer like myself would pack all his camera gear, especially since I was traveling in my own car and not by plane, train, bus or somebody else s car .. I suppose its the age thing.. long story short is that I decided to only pack a small Point and Shoot camera. Nifty little thing though, its a Casio Exilim it has a built in GPS so you can see where each and every photo was taken.

Here are a couple of shots from the holiday with Leandra and her step-brother as my willing test subjects / mannequins.. Hahahahaha (Evil laugh)