SImon's Town Coat of Arms

SIMON’S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

FOUNDED IN 1960

TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT OUR HERITAGE


REGISTERED AS A CONSERVATION BODY

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Publications

 Note:    Items are available from the Museum Shop. Price on Request

Simon's Town History

Simon’s Town Historical Society's latest publication Simon’s Town—Its History is available from the Society

Society Bulletin Just Nuisance Boer War Royal Navy In South Africa Admiralty House

Simon’s Town Historical Society's Bulletin

The Bulletin is published once a year and is free to members. Copies of back issues are available from the Society on Request

Just Nuisance AB

The venerable book on the Full Story Of Just Nuisance is available from the Simon’s Town Museum

“Just Nuisance AB” by Terence Sisson

Admiralty House Simon’s Town

A History of Simon’s Town and the Boer War  By Audrey Read.

Simon’s Town - Its History

Simon’s Town and the Boer War 1899-1902

Admiralty House in Simon’s Town, and the people who lived there, provide us with a fascinating chronology of events in the development of South Africa from a simple victualling  station to a vibrant nation. By Boet Dommisse

The Royal Navy In South Africa 1900—2000

A pictorial record of RN ships that have visited our shores and traversed our coastal waters.

By Bill Rice (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

THE FOLLOWING PAMPHLETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AND ARE SOLD IN AID OF THE

SIMON’S TOWN MUSEUM

History Of False Bay                                              A Brief History of Simon’s Town


Old Burying Ground                                               Hiking Paths and Tracks around Simon’


Forced Removals Of The 1960s                             The Dutch Legacy in Simon’s Town


Walking Tour Of Historical Simon’s Town     

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The Palace - Simon’s Town

THE PALACE - SIMON'S TOWN by Boet Dommisse describes the 200 year history of The Palace Barracks, which served many purposes including conversion into a hospital for Boer prisoners of war in 1900.

Simon’s Town Dockyard - The First 100 Years

The history of the East Dockyard is intertwined with that of the town and whilst a number of books have been written on the town, we at last have the picture from behind the Dockyard wall, and a fascinating one it is. The residents of Simon’s Town in those days were certainly a lot more fore-bearing than those of today, and especially so during the actual construction period when buildings reverberated to explosions, rocks periodically fell through their roofs and dust pervaded the whole town. What really adds value is the extensive coverage of so many of the colourful characters who became legendary in naval and dockyard circles, as well as those who started here but ended up in much higher callings such as mayors, priests and high profile prisoners (well one did!). It all makes fascinating reading and, for the older naval reader, will bring back many memories, some fond and others mixed.