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History of South Africa

This gallery gives an overview of some of the South African history pictures available on Africa Media Online. We represent numerous historical archives and museums including Albany Museum, Baileys African History Archive, Cory Library, International Library of African Music, Iziko Museums, South Photographs and The Piper Collection totaling tens of thousands of historical images from South Africa and the rest of Africa. Please do specific keyword searches to find other historical images not found in these galleries.

We have also created a timeline of South African history photo galleries that gives more detail of each historical period.

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"History of South Africa"

GW1649, South Africa, Western Area, 1999: Fractals
Mpumalanga Circa 1600-1400 BP University of Cape To
Mpumalanga Circa 1600-1400 BPUniversity of Cape Tow
Gold rhino (152mm 42mm x 55mm, weighing 42.8g, 24ct
Aerial view of Mapungubwe. Mapungubwe National Park
Mapungubwe Hill. Limpopo Province. South Africa.
Gold bowl (144mm x74mm weighing 98.4g). Recovered f
AFRICA, SOUTH AFRICA- Gold beaded bracelets we made
AFRICA, SOUTH AFRICA- Three large solid beads with
Pottery shards showing typical Mapungubwe period (
Eric Miller Photo  Eric Miller/2005 For National Ge
San rockart. Game Pass Shelter. Kamberg. Ukhahlamba
Bushmen (San) are hunter-gatherers, Kalahari, South
Bushman (San) painting ostrich egg to sell to touri
(Brought to the Cape in 1859 by Thomas Bowler)  Cha
Unknown artist, Flemish school Oil on panel 36,5 x
Alexander ReidWoodcut14,5 x 9,6cm  William Fehr Col
H. J. Slijper (1922-  )  Oil on panel 74 x 59cm  Wi
Wouter Schouten (1638-1704) Pen and  Wash drawing 1
Unknown artist Oil on panel 71 x 55,8cm  William Fe
UnknownPainting on glass33,5 x 43cm Iziko Social Hi
Unknown artist Hand-coloured  Lithograph  37,1 x 22
Friedrich Ernst Stees (b.1756) Handcoloured acquati
John Thornton (D.C.1706)  Hand-coloured engraving 4
Unknown Hand-coloured engraving 9,7 x 18,5cm  Willi
L. S. de la RochetteEngraved Map49,6 x 32,7cm  Will
Josephus Jones (1768-1811)  Watercolour 28,1 x 33cm
UnknownColoured engraving21,5 x 27,5cm Iziko Social
Johannes van Ryne (1712-1760)  Hand-coloured engrav
Coloured engravingPrinted for Robert Sayer, engrave
Gerard van der Gucht (1696-1776)  Copper engraving
Johannes van Ryne (1712-1760)  Watercolour 43 x 56,
Unknown Hand-coloured engraving 17,5 x 22,5cm  Will
Capt. Arthur Dillon Coloured aquatint  engraved by
Photographic proof of a portrait with the following
Johann Wolfgang HeydtCopper engraving, painted and
Drawing attributed to the architect L. M. Thibault,
John Thomas Baines (1820-1875)   Oil on canvas  51
Full length portrait photograph showing Rev. Willia
Photograph of a painting of the \
Jeremiah Goldswain, 1802-1871, married Eliza Debnam
Showing Evens (sic) as an older man.
John Knight, 1815-1888, married Sarah Shone, 1818-1
Algoa Bay; scene of long boats bringing 1820 Settle
John Thomas Baines (1820-1875)  Oil on canvas  51,3
General Joubert, the Commander-in-Chief of the Boer
He served in the Cape Regiment and took part in the
C. van der Berg  Oil on board  23 x 34,5cm  William
Samuel Daniell (1775-1811)  Coloured acquatint38,3
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