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Drifting Band Hills. Fish Hook Bay near Kalk Bay, False Bay (westerly wind drifting the tops of the hill), 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/32

Scope and Contents

287 x 209 mm. A view looking across scrubland towards advancing sand dunes (largely faded). An additional note in C.W. Busk's hand states: 'This heap of sand was slowly drifting over the Flats, towards Kalk Bay, the prevailing wind continually blowing it in one direction; when it came to the edge of the top it fell to the foot, and so on and on. It was getting dangerous to some farm houses in 1865-7. Perhaps it has been stopped by artificial shelters and plantations. Sand blown up from False Bay Beach near Muisenberg?'.


  • Creation: 1866


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Poor condition, fading and some dirt marking.



Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Finding aid date

2003-04-01 16:39:45+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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