Historical Port Elizabeth

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The Congregational Church, Port Elizabeth | South Africa by The National Archives UK

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The Congregational Church, Port Elizabeth | South Africa by The National Archives UK

Br.S.17 Carnarvon Castle, Port Elizabeth - Jan 14th 1956 (M.N.W.Edwards) Union-Castle Ocean Liner Postcards by Edwards

Union-Castle Ocean Liner Postcards by Edwards

Ocean liner postcards of Union-Castle Line

Main Street (Looking South), Port Elizabeth | South Africa by The National Archives UK

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Main Street (Looking South), Port Elizabeth | South Africa by The National Archives UK

Viewing the Campanile from Main Street PE

A Pictorial History of the Campanile in Port Elizabeth - The Casual Observer

The Campanile was erected to commemorate the landing of the 1820 Settlers and is situated at the entrance to the railway station and docks in Strand Street, the spot where it is said the settlers landed in Port Elizabeth. The architects were Jones & McWilliams with construction starting in April 1921 and it was completed […]

Customs House, Port Elizabeth | South Africa by The National Archives UK

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Customs House, Port Elizabeth | South Africa by The National Archives UK

The Early Morning Market, Port Elizabeth | South Africa by The National Archives UK

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The Early Morning Market, Port Elizabeth | South Africa by The National Archives UK

The landward end of the north jetty and Jetty Street beyond. Rowing boat slung out on davits on either side. Buildings shown - railway station. Criterion Hotel, Criterion Chambers, Palmerston Hotel, Post office building with telephone exchange tower, St. Mary's Church. On skyline - Grand Hotel, lighthouse, Donkin memorial. Grey Institute, Donkin Street houses. Hill Presbyterian Church. c. 1885.

Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Grand Hotel - The Casual Observer

Currently this hotel may not possess the cachet of certain of Port Elizabeth’s more popular beach front hotels, but historically it amongst one of the few remaining original hotels. Unfortunately not all of the revamps and upgrades have retained all of the original features. Nonetheless, it remains an important link to Port Elizabeth’s illustrious past. […]

Sand dunes covering the whole of what was to become Humewood and Summerstrand

Port Elizabeth of Yore: Sand dunes, Inhabitants and Animals - The Casual Observer

Imagine if I told you that 250 years ago a Swedish botanist by the name of Thunberg spotted a herd of 500 buffaloes in the area 20 minutes from the centre of Port Elizabeth called Kragga Kamma. First all the large animals were eliminated and then the smaller ones. Today all that remains is a […]