[OSGeo Africa] Native reserves/locations as originally proclaimed in the Native Land Act of 1913 and later
newmarch at land-surveyors.com
Mon Apr 8 05:04:37 PDT 2013
I believe that this is possible.
I was once told about a certain book called the Government "Blue" or
"Red" book which was the documentation about all the apartheid era land
transactions - how many whites, blacks, Indians moved / relocated /
forced etc.. etc.. - property descriptions, notice numbers etc.. etc...
- now, while of a different era 1950's 1960's it will have the areas
prior to that 1913 - it will either expand the 1913 areas or abolish
them. - so it would be possible to work backwards from this book.
The problem is, my source was aware of only 3 such books being in
existence - two have already been lost apparently. I have not had the
time to track down the last copy. But I will give this information to
Aslam who may have better contacts than me in getting a copy of it.
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On 08/04/2013 13:24, Chris wrote:
> Hi Aslam ,
> Have you had a look at the the Report of the Tomlinson Commission ? ( all
> the many volumes and maps )
> I am very sure that there must have been a spatial component to the 1913
> Act -- I would also think that this would have been the responsibility of
> the SG ? ( Definitely some Gov department )
> There is some info for Natal but this would not be the whole country.
> "The Native Reserves in Natal ( Natal Regional Survey Vol V11 ) Edgar H
> Brookes and N Hurwitz University of Natal
> Have you had a look at "Disputed Land" ( the book )
> Did you attend the land conference at UCT ?
> Lots of papers presented but I do not see anythung that would excite a
> land surveyor or a GIS practioner. It would appear that historians /
> social scientists know nothing about spatial and surveyors know nothing
> about history ?
> The whole thing looks just like a talk shop -- something academics are
> famous for. How can you analyze something if you have not quantified it ?
> Perhaps mail Aninka Claassens
> Prof Johann Kirsten at Pretoria University Ag Econ department -
> Johann is a grandson of Prof Tomlinson.
> WHERE are the Spatial experts -- Historical Geographers ?
> Still -- when I see the Ford Foundation and Konrad Adenauer together I am
> not expecting anything more than a bound report and conclusions that
> favour certain political themes !
> Please let me know if you do manage to track down the full spatial
> complement to the 1913 Land Act.
> Perhaps ask Linda ........
> On 8 Apr 2013 at 12:06, Aslam Parker wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I know this is a long shot, but is there anyone who has data on the
>> location of Native Reserves as proclaimed in the 1913 Land Act and
>> subsequent amendment. The TVBC states is a relatively recent artifact of
>> the Apartheid Government land engineering project, for which I have
>> information. I also have maps showing the location of Native Reserves in
>> the 1960's. I am looking for maps older than this.
>> Any leads will be appreciated.
>> Kind regards
>> Aslam Parker | Director: Geo-spatial Information and Professional Support
>> |Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information www.ngi.gov.za| Cape
>> Town| Tel +27 21 658 4302| Fax +27 86 211 7919| Mobile 082 331 8501|
>> aparker at ruraldevelopment.gov.za
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