Category Archives: Ancestry

Watson a Name?


It’s elementary, my dear: What’s pictured on your sporting gear With no colonialist show Should there, on any portion, go; The Springboks came from bad old days, But now a bloke who cricket plays Must as a Protea be known … Continue reading

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Benefits of Colonialism


Following the events I discussed here, an unending storm of colonialist condemnation has continued in the media, in articles, speeches and letters.  In response to this tweet:   a typical response was this:   Astonishingly infantile, from an educated leader … Continue reading

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Picturing Families Noble and Royal


While unpacking another of the thousand-or-so boxes we moved from our previous residence, I came across a folder with some of my late father’s experimental prints. As one of many hobbies, Hyla Noble was into early colour photography, developing, printing, and enlarging. … Continue reading

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History off the cuff …


A couple of days have been spent delving into large cardboard boxes piled all over the place in an attempt to rationalise some of the contents.  In the process, we came across a small item which my late father gave … Continue reading

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