Port Elizabeth – A Visual History

Port Elizabeth – A Visual History

SKU: KB_001

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No city in South Africa has had its history recorded in pictures to quite the extent that Port Elizabeth has.
Using photographs and other images sourced mainly from the internet, I have produced a visual history of the city since its inception in 1820.
So, in a sense, this is a “people’s history”.

I have provided background detail where I can, but am mainly interested in the visual impact of the images.  
This is also a very personal record of a town which grew virtually from nothing following the arrival of the 1820 British Settlers, among them my great-great-great grandparents, although they ended up living in Grahamstown.

This book comprises 975 pages, most of them with fully captioned images. A few dozen contain just text.

Hopefully you’ll enjoy this journey through Port Elizabeth’s fascinating past.



Author Kin Bentley is making his collection of writings available for electronic download.
Books will be added on a regular basis so please check back often for new additions to the library.
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Each book is also available on CD from Kin directly (078 275 9463) or through Fogarty's Bookshop, Walmer Park (041 368 1425)

If you wish to buy online, and are uncomfortable with payments made through this site, you can contact Kin directly at bentleykin@gmail.com

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer. Once payment is received your book will be sent to you electronically.

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Bank : ABSA
Branch Code : 632005
Account Number : 9250 3334 91
Account Name : CK Bentley

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