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From: Patricia Frykberg <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] Queenstown/Dordrecht
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2003 19:19:09 +1200
I have that book as a ref for one of my Queenstown family. I will have to
check which. But thanks I did not know Komani was Queenstown. At the back of
my mind are fragments of a poem
"....gleam the grass fires nightly wreathed upon the hill......
Tell me of Komani, Tell me everything"
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From: "sharon marshall" <>
Sent: Friday, 1 August 2003 07:00 AM
Subject: [ZA-IB] Queenstown/Dordrecht
> Just to say thanks for the transcriptions, Nolene - synchronicity must've
been at work again as these Dordrecht baptism complement Ellen's Queenstown
ones wonderfully - many of the families moved to Dordrecht from Queenstown
(eg Wiggill, Trollip) and vice versa, and I have found at least 5 dates I
didn't have, and a name I didn't have!
> As fate would have it, I managed to cadge the copy of "Tell me of Komani
"(the Xhosa name for Queenstown) by Alan Greaves (written for the Queenstown
and Frontier Historical Society in 1987) which I gave to my dad many years
ago - before the genie bug bit...and I now feel as though I know many of
these people personally. So prepare yourselves for more Queenstown data,
listers...also have a copy of "Close to the Crested Hills", a history of
Queen's College by Dummy Taylor.
> Will start with one I think you were specifically interested in, Nolene -
forgive me if I've got muddled; I think I left a few memory cells in EL...
> DAVID SOLOMON BARRABLE
> Born in Essex, England, on 3 May 1835. Arrived in Port Elizabeth in 1847
and learnt his trade as a printer with the Grahamstown Journal. In 1858 he
came to Queenstown, and in the following year established a weekly
newspaper, The Queenstown Free Press.
> >From 1874 to 1877 BARRABLE was chairman of the Board of Commissioners
(predecessor of the Town Council) and was for three years the honorary
treasurer of the municipality. He was mayor of Queenstown in 1881-82 and
again in 1901-02. He was a founder member of the Chamber of Commerce and
served a number of terms as chairman of the Hospital Board.
> In the sporting sphere he was prominent in cricket, athletics and
football; a favourite trophy in Border soccer was the Barrable Cup.
> He died on 22 May 1912 at the age of 77.
> And now the questions: does anyone know whether this David was the brother
of William who married Mary Ann FLOOKS? Also the maiden name of David's
wife, Elizabeth Anne?
> Swing along Queenstonia, brave and true and gay (me old school song..)
> PS It's going to take me a while to catch up on all the emails while I was
away, but I will answer...promise!
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