Anthony, V.C. Booth (Colour-Sergeant in the 80th Regiment)
Papers relating to the Battle of I Ntombi River during the Zulu War, 1879. Including: typed copy of a letter from Booth to his family, 14 March1879, describing the engagement in which he won the V.C.; interview with Booth published in The County Express, 9 April 1898; typed copy of a letter from Major C.Tucker to his father, 19 March 1879, describing the battle; hand-drawn plan of the battle; photograph of Booth and his family
The collection includes material mainly relating to South African sports organizations and associations nationally and various sports disciplines across South Africa, records of the African and International Table Tennis Federations, Sports Association of South African Senior Schools, national education, trade unions and labour issues, occupational health and safety matters in the society as well as some medical issues. Records also include sports publications, photographs and memorabilia.
The collection includes material relating to: Mike Deeb's education, his activities as a priest in rural parishes in South Africa and as the International Chaplain of International Catholic Student Movements. The papers also contain records of: The Dominican Order in Southern Africa, Vicarial Chapter, Catholic Student Organizations, Justice and Peace, Southern African Council of Priests and the Institute for Contextual Theology. There is also extensive Mike Deeb's correspondence, publications and memorabilia in the collection. The material was deposited in Historical Papers by Michael Deeb in 2014.
Afrapix produced a number of collective exhibitions in its 10 years of existence. Some of the key exhibitions were 'Cordoned Heart', 'Staffrider' annual exhibition, 'Crossroads', 'Taking Sides', 'Children's Exhibition' and 'Human Rights'. Typically these exhibitions were shown at conferences, in community halls, and other events in order to raise awareness about the pressing issues of the time. Some also went overseas like 'Cordoned Heart' and 'Taking Sides' (which became 'Beyond the Barricades'). These exhibitions often were shown in main stream galleries, and 'Cordoned Heart' and 'Beyond the Barricades' were also published as books.
This collection was opened by Julie Frederikse while she began researching her book The Unbreakable Thread: Non-Racialism in South Africa. The photographs she gathered, numbering over 1200, form the bulk of this collection. Captured by photographers from Afrapix and International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF), and other photographers of the time, this collection of 'struggle photography' is a visual document of South Africa's turbulent political past, and include topics such as: African National Congress, Conscription, Education, Elections, Funerals, Labour, Living Conditions, Military and Police, National Party, Protests, Transvaal Indian Congress, Resistance, and Unrest.