The Illustrated History has been published to mark the centenary

of the building of Hartbeespoort Dam.

The dam is a reminder of a bygone age – a time when young

South Africa stood tall on the international stage

and experimented with novel solutions to the problems of the day.

Told in a series of brief, illustrated episodes.  

Date: Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 18.30 for 19.00

Venue: Bookdealers of Blubird

Blubird Shopping Centre,

Cnr Athol Oaklands and Fort Street (off Corlett Drive)


For catering purposes please book at

or phone Carol at 011- 440 6338

 Book launch of Vincent Carruthers’s new book

“Illustrated History of Hartbeespoort Dam”

Wine and snacks will be served


This is a story of vision, perseverance, and national pride, but it is also one of racism and environmental ignorance.

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