Tuesday, September 23, 2008

grey institute

This is the Grey Institute, seen from the Donkin Reserve. The tree in the foreground is one of the indigenous beauties that thrive in this area, Erythrina Caffra, the Coral Tree.

The foundation stone of the Grey Institute was laid on 17th January 1856. It was named after Sir George Grey, Governor of the Cape Colony. It was the forerunner of the present Grey Schools in Mill Park. The buildings are currently being meticulously restored.

Here is how the area looked in 1869....

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