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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
MpumalangaCirca 1600-1400 BP University of Cape Tow
MpumalangaCirca 1600-1400 BPUniversity of Cape Town
Gold rhino (152mm 42mm x 55mm, weighing 42.8g, 24ct
Aerial view of Mapungubwe. Mapungubwe National Park
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)Charl
Unknown artist, Flemish schoolOil on panel36,5 x 55
Alexander ReidWoodcut14,5 x 9,6cmWilliam Fehr Colle
H. J. Slijper (1922-  )Oil on panel74 x 59cmWilliam
Wouter Schouten (1638-1704)Pen and wash drawing16,8
Unknown artistOil on panel71 x 55,8cmWilliam Fehr C
UnknownPainting on glass33,5 x 43cmIziko Social His
Unknown artistHand-coloured lithograph37,1 x 22,9cm
Friedrich Ernst Stees (b.1756)Handcoloured acquatin
John Thornton (D.C.1706)Hand-coloured engraving44 x
UnknownHand-coloured engraving9,7 x 18,5cmWilliam F
L. S. de la RochetteEngraved Map49,6 x 32,7cmWillia
Josephus Jones (1768-1811)Watercolour28,1 x 33cmWil
UnknownColoured engraving21,5 x 27,5cmIziko Social
Johannes van Ryne (1712-1760)Hand-coloured engravin
Coloured engravingPrinted for Robert Sayer, engrave
Gerard van der Gucht (1696-1776)Copper engraving by
Johannes van Ryne (1712-1760)Watercolour43 x 56,2cm
UnknownHand-coloured engraving17,5 x 22,5cmWilliam
Capt. Arthur DillonColoured aquatint engraved by R.
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 canvas51 x 76
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 canvas51,3 x 7
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 Fe
Samuel Daniell (1775-1811)Coloured acquatint38,3 x
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