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From: "Eileen & Marty Russell" <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Vine Hotel, Kimberley
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 08:53:58 +0200
Many thanks for sending this report, it gives a good picture of life in Kimberley at that time. Do you know which newspaper it came from?
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From: John Brown
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 8:08 PM
Subject: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Vine Hotel, Kimberley
I received the reports below from a fellow researcher and thought it may be
of interest to others on the list. They refer to a fire that destroyed the
Vine Hotel in Kimberley on 12th December 1874, then run by a Catherine Parr
who was a very redoubtable woman. Her daughter, also Catherine, married John
Thorburn, my distant cousin and a serious player in the history of the
period between 1870 and 1900 in SA and Swaziland.