A-Z Place Names of South Africa contains alphabetically listed names of South African cities and towns, as well as most villages and certain settlements and townships where information was available.
More than 900 places are included in what is an informative and educational look at place names, including the year they were established, origins, previous names and alternative names. Also included are interesting historical facts and reasons to visit, as well as contact details (website or phone number).
A-Z Place Names of South Africa is a wonderful journey through South Africa. Ann Gadd particularly enjoyed researching the smaller villages and places. There is a wide variety of attractions across the places, covering sporting interests, places to eat, historical interest, scenic spots, the longest, the tallest, the coldest and much more. Ann connected with local inhabitants or officials to get their take on the naming of their town or historical interests. All this wonderful (and sometimes whacky) information is condensed to give you a book that sums up the very core of each place.
Information within A-Z Place Names of South Africa includes:
– Year established
– Year of municipal / borough status
– Origin of town name
– Previous name
– Preferred name
– Alternative name
– Town theme (type of industry)
– Historic facts (important events or interesting feature of the town)
– Contact details (website or phone)
For the digital version –click here
Ann Gadd recently had a relaunch for 3 of her books – Ewe in the Office, A-Z Place Names and Things ewe never Kn’ewe about South African place names, at Groot Constantia. It was great success. To read more… Complete Article: Sheep and South Africa Place Names
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To read more an article (New Ann Gadd Wine Label are nothing to be sheepish about) on Bookslive – click here
Where wonder were a town got its name? Look no further, read all about it here
About the author:
After 15 years in advertising and design, tired of having the wool pulled over her eyes, she opted out and plunged into owning a health store, writing books, being an alternative practitioner, journalism and, most of all, painting quirky sheep paintings. She also ran art workshops and was the SA National Boardsailing Champion (in her spare time) while being a mother to her two children and several animals (but sadly, no sheep).
She is responsible for creating the art movement known as Baabaaism, which reflects the social and intellectual preoccupations of sheep, using popular visual language.
In this book, she combines her ewenique ewemour with writing and her love of all things historical and South African.
MapStudio launches Ann’s books at Groot Constantia
The launch of three of Ann Gadd’s quirky titles was a splendid affair. It was held at the Art at Constantiaart gallery, located in the Bertram’s tasting room at the historic wine farm, Groot Constantia.
The utterly delightful books Ewe in the Office, A-Z Place Names Of South Africa, and Things ewe never KnEwe about South African place names were presented to fans of the author and artist, who is also a healer and teacher. This multi-talented woman is a hilarious raconteur and her humour shines through the texts of her books.