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Knysna History

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Woodcutter's Hut, Knysna

South Africa, for the most part, has always been looked upon as a country devoid of trees, dry and and arid. The great Karoo Plains, through which travellers have to pass en route for the Gold and Diamond Fields, have very likely created this impression, but at various points along the coast there are several forests, the most noted of which is Knysna. Here trees indigenous to the country grow in wild profusion, and the forests, being under the protection of the Government, are not to be…

Early picture of Knysna town as well as Thesen Island - Garden Route - South Africa. Knysna, Historical Pictures, African History, Afrikaans, Historical Society, Cape Town, Old Photos, South Africa, Paris Skyline

A Brief History of Knysna from 1770 to 1890

Stephanus Jesaias Ter Blans, eldest son of Heemraad Pieter Ter Blans (Terblanche) of the Reeboksfontein farm near Little Brak River, was the first colonist farmer to settle in the Knysna area. He named his loan farm Melkhoutkraal, which he established in 1770, on the east bank of the Knysna River. The farm stretched from the Indian Ocean to today’s Long Street in the town of

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ABOUT | Thesen

Thesen Island was the site of a timber processing plant for more than eighty years

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Knysna, Wilderness Lakes

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the Knysna Woodcutters - Knysna Woodworkers South Africa

The indigenous forest in the Southern Cape,was the main source of income for generations of woodcutters, Knysna being the principal town as far as the timber industry was concerned. Until well into the 20th century the entire economic life and structure of Knysna revolved around the timber trade.

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the Knysna Woodcutters - Knysna Woodworkers South Africa

The indigenous forest in the Southern Cape,was the main source of income for generations of woodcutters, Knysna being the principal town as far as the timber industry was concerned. Until well into the 20th century the entire economic life and structure of Knysna revolved around the timber trade.

Knysna Nothing on Thesen Islands. Hardly anything on Leisure Isle. Astonishing development in the last 50 years or so! South Africa Map, Knysna, Once In A Lifetime, Aerial View, Old Photos, Beautiful Gardens, Beautiful Places, River, History

Aerial View of Knysna

A more modern aerial view: Google Earth [ID-43563]

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Knysna, Groot Vlei Lake

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Knysna

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The Knysna Heads which guard the entrance to the harbour Knysna, South Africa, Entrance, The Neighbourhood, History, Pictures, Beautiful, Photos, Entryway

The Knysna Heads which guard the entrance to the harbour

The Tourist in South Africa 1965/6