All about the Boksburg and East Rand Historical Association

We are a group of enthusiastic & dedicated people who are primarily committed to the continuing preservation and dissemination of the history of Boksburg and surrounding areas

 

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This Municipal Seal was  used officially by the Boksburg Town Council between 1904 and 1957 

Limited stocks are

available of our very interesting & informative book:

 

The Incredible Saga of

The Boksburg Commando 1899-1902 by George Mills

 

 

Please contact us at the e-mail address below for details

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BROWSE OUR NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES FROM ISSUE No 1 TO THE PRESENT

 

Please consult our extensive on-line archive of Newsletters from 1993 to now in PDF format. These cover a comprehensive range of subjects, all with an historical perspective, and most involving Boksburg and its environs. Click here to browse the collection or type your search request above. (Note: the Search Engine takes a while to update the latest postings)  

Question: What did we use before candles?

Answer:    Electricity!

 

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                                           Lights on in old Boksburg

                                Boksburg in paintings by Keith Sondiyazi

Plenty of interesting articles inside

Visit these useful web sites

Johannesburg’s official web site                            South Africa Military History Association

 

Ekurhuleni official web site                                    SA Airways Museum

 

South East Wits Family History Association          South African Heritage Resource Agency

Car advertisements in 1912

Contact us at:

 

boksburghistorical@gmail.com

 

 

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Boksburg and East Rand Historical Association

Old Post Office

Central Hotel

Lake and Cason Dump

ERPM Head Office

We are pleased that Boksburg is in the news for the right reasons! Here are some pictures of the Pasella team hard at work recently, putting together a variety of images and interviews for the Pasella reality show (broadcast in January 2012)

                          Boksburg features in SABC2 reality show Pasella

Boksburg’s 120th

Birthday Celebrations -

A retrospective

 

 

 

 

 

Boksburg’s

fascinating

History

 

 

 

 

 

Foster Gang kill

Boksburg North

Hotel barman

Gruesome

Boksburg Lake

Murder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two die in

Kilfoil’s Hotel

dynamite

blast

John Francis David Shaul

VC MSM

Boksburg’s Bandmaster

 

 

 

 

 

Shaul medals

auctioned in

London

Sir George Farrar-

A Boksburg Randlord

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hechter-Schulz

Afroculture Museum

Sir Herbert Baker

On the East Rand

Grave sites of

The Foster Gang

& some of their

victims