Graham Leslie McCallum

The tree of happiness flowers and fruits most abundantly for the creative man

THE CLOISTER – MARIANNHILL MONASTERY – A PICTORIAL

Mariannhill Monastery, lies to the north west of the city of Durban. Established by Trappist monks on the 27th of December 1882 under the leadership of Abbot Francis Pfanner. The … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

ICONIC THEMES – THE CAPE WAGON – A PICTORIAL TREK

The South African historic image is arguably the oldest of any country. Within the activities of homo-sapiens – one has only to look at the artefacts unearthed by Archaeologists across … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

THE CAPE-WAGON – FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION

In 1987, a group of restorers from the National Museum began the task of assessing and restoring an old ‘Kakebeenwa’ (Jawbone-wagon). This particular ox-wagon, known as the ‘Dirkie Uys Wagon’, … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

GARDINER STREET – DURBAN – A PICTORIAL HISTORY

Even though much of the financial and social activity of the City of Durban has left the old town – Gardiner Street, that lies at its heart, still attracts events, … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

West Street – Durban – A Pictorial History

West Street was named after Sir Martin West, Lieutenant Governor of Natal from 1845 to 1849. When Natal was annexed to the Cape of Good Hope in 1845, Martin West … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

HMS NATAL – Durban Memorial – 100th Anniversary

HMS NATAL The Old Fort in Durban makes for a fascinating visit (not only for historic reasons) but also for the lovely walkways, gardens and stately trees. Only a stone … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tiger’s Kloof / Tiers Kloof

Growing in my garden is a plant that I call my ‘Tiger’s Kloof Plakkie’. I gathered the original plant as a teenager on a visit to Tiger’s Kloof in 1982 … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment