Palmiet Exhibition


Palmiet Exhibition, DVD and Book Launch

Dear Colleagues

You are invited to the launch of this  book (see attachment) at the Bergthiel Museum in  Westville on 30th Sept, 5.30pm

For further information on the book, Engraved Landscape, see:

This National Heritage Council supported book is part of CCMS’s 21 year Rethinking Indigeneity research project:

Palmiet exhibition, DVD and book launch

Click here for photographs: Palmiet Exhibition


Tracing Archaeological Heritage in 3-steps at Bergtheil Museum Westville


Exhibition opening: “Who left this behind?”

DVD launch: “River of Secret Lives”

Book launch: “Engraved Landscape Biesje Poort: Many Voices”


Celebrate Heritage Month with eThekwini Municipality’s Bergtheil Local History Museum in partnership with ARROWSA at the opening of an archaeology exhibition and the launch of a documentary DVD and book. The three-tiered launch takes place on Tuesday 30 September, 5.30pm for 6pm at the Bergtheil Museum, 16 Queens Avenue, Westville Durban.


The exhibition ‘Who left this behind?’ explores archaeological and cultural artefacts as evidence of layers of human habitation at the Palmiet Nature Reserve Westville and surrounds.  KZN museum archaeologist Gavin Whitelaw, who is well known for his television appearances, is the keynote speaker.


The much-anticipated DVD, “River of Secret Lives” forms an integral part of the inaugural exhibition as it renders the Palmiet Nature Reserve archaeological site visually into the exhibit room. The documentary is narrated by renowned South African storyteller Gcina Mhlope.


Westville residents are part of the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), University of KwaZulu-Natal team of authors who crafted and edited the National Heritage Council funded book, ‘Engraved Landscape Biesje Poort: Many Voices’ that will also have its Durban launch on the same evening. Celebrated academic and author, Prof Keyan Tomaselli, will be a guest speaker.


Refreshments will be served.



Exhibition opening, dvd and book launch: Tuesday 30th September 2014, 5:30pm for 6pm


Bergtheil Museum

16 Queens Ave, Westville, Durban

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am – 3:30pm


Sanabelle Ebrahim

Media Liaison, ARROWSA

082 545 6792

Facebook group: ARROW SA


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