Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Imagine what it was like

On Robben Island the bus tour (which is a bit of a sausage factory kind of tour but still a wonderful experience) takes you to the house where Robert Sobukwe, the leader of the Pan African Congress or PAC was "detained" for six years in a tiny, tightly fenced house. His four children were allowed to visit him for two weeks during their school holidays in 1967 and 1968, and this is where they slept. This little girl was part of the visiting throng of tourists that move through Robben Island daily.


  1. The little girl in the pic gives it a lovely reality. Well done.

  2. Sad part of our history, Caroline...

  3. Its been 11 years since I've been on Robben Island. Only realised it now thinking back to my last visit. I agree with Craig on the little girl in the first picture.

  4. Beautiful photo with the little girl.
    I knew about Robben island mainly because of Nelson Mandela's 18 year detention there. Thanks for reminding me that many others suffered the same fate.

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