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Hardback. 14 x 22.5cm. No DJ. 70 pages. Published by A.A. Balkema cape town 1959.
some yellowing and foxing but otherwise in good condition for its age.
This book has been inspired by the centenary of the Victoria Club of Pietermaritzburg which falls due for celebration in the year 1959 and the Committee considered it fitting that the event should be commemorated by the publication of a short history of the club's development and its activities over the century of its existence. The Committee was indeed fortunate in being able to secure the services of so eminent a historian as Professor A.F. Hattersley to undertake its compilation and, on behalf of the Committee and members I wish to record our grateful thanks to him for the time he has spent in research and the able manner in which he has dealt with a subject unlikely to abound in dramatic events. Moreover the early records of the club had been lost. Our thanks are due also to those of our members who contributed information, anecdotes and photographs of interest and historical value.
This volume will, I am sure, be of interest not only to members of the Victoria Club, both past and present, but also to members of other Social Clubs in South Africa in that the author has traced the evolution of club life throughout the country. It will also provide a lasting record of events and data which with the passage of time would otherwise be lost to posterity.
S.H. Hofmeyr. 1958."
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