The Life of Walter Douglas Roughton – 1879-1963.

WalterThe biography of a young man from a wealthy middle-class family in England who fought in the Anglo-Boer War, after which he settled in South Africa. He fought in both World Wars. Farmed in the Eastern Cape, and was heavily involved in charitable organisations such as the Red Cross, the South African Legion and the Prince Alfred’s Guard. He was introduced to King George VI as the Prince of Wales and then later as King. The biography was commissioned by Wendy van Schalkwyk (nee Scott).

Fully illustrated in colour.

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Frederick I’Ons – Artist 1802-1887

FrederickAn informative and relaxed reading account of Frederick I’Ons, his life in South Africa, his paintings of the Xhosa people of the Eastern Cape during the turmoil years of the Frontier Wars, and his controversial Stockenström cartoons. Additional researched information on the Xhosa chiefs and the British officers at the time. The book is illustrated with many of his paintings and all the Stockenström cartoons.

Fully illustrated in colour.

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A Tug at my Heart

TUGSThe title of the book reflects the feelings generated by the mere mention of the names of the ‘supertugs’
Wolraad Woltemade and John Ross/Smit Amandla.
South Africa’s two super tugs – the largest and most powerful tugs in the world built in the 1970s (the Wolraad Woltemade and the John Ross (now Smit Amandla).
The book is a concise history of the two tugs and features, in addition to technical specifications, many stories and anecdotes by the masters and crew during the sometimes hazardous tows and salvages that the tugs undertook during their service.
Extracts of towing rigs through the Magellan Straits, the Malacca Straits (whilst avoiding pirates), the Sakhalin Island in Russian territory, and many other salvage tows; especially those where avoiding and clearing oil pollution around the Cape of Good Hope became a necessity. The richly illustrated text documents the historical background and technical details on the one hand, the lives and fiercely partisan attitude and experiences of the people associated with them on the other.
The book has 256 pages in full colour with numerous colour photographs and images. It is softcover which is ideally suited for reading. It is also a book that is unique in the subject it covers and a must for anyone interested in maritime subjects.

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They came with Cromwell – The Nunn family of Wexford

Single PageThis magnificent book on the Nunn family of Wexford, Ireland was produced by Eddie Jordan a renowned family history researcher from Ireland.
It covers the Nunn family history from their arrival in Ireland in 1647 as part of the Cromwell army. Captain Richard Nunn, an officer in Ireton’s Guard was awarded large tracts of land in Co. Wexford and it is from his involvement in the local politics and the development of agricultural potential that his successors became successful. The history covers the family’s involvement with the Guinness family and company, their trials and tribulations during the volatile development of Ireland. There is coverage of members of the family who moved to the United States, Australia and South Africa, and became successful. It is in fact a marvellous representation of the family from the days of Cromwell up to present day.
The book comprising 307 pages is filled with photographs, paintings and anecdotes that relate to the family. Only available through Eddie Jordan at eddietheclutch@gmail.com

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Forts of the Eastern Cape

Layout 1The Forts of the Eastern Cape by Prof. Colin Coetzee has been reproduced for individual printing by Tony Westby-Nunn.
This magnificent publication on the history, structure, and eventual demolition of the forts used by the British forces during their occupation of the Eastern Cape, in the period of the Frontier Wars (1799 – 1878) is now reproduced for those individuals with an interest in the frontier wars and the military enthusiasts who require information on the forts themselves.
Although the text and photographs remain the same, the book has been changed with the introduction of coloured maps, clearer photographs, and additional paintings and images that conform with the period of the time.
This book is a must for those requiring an extremely rare publication. Now for R1 500,00.

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Tony will be posting articles based on the work he is currently busy with. Specialising in family histories and special commissions for individuals and companies.

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