Little book with pictures of family, pictures out of magazine and money coins.
Medals won for mountain biking and cycling.
Self made clay animals.
HB Staedtler pencil.
Empty CD (compact disk).
Play Station 2 DVD (Virtual Fighter 4).
Yu-Gi-Oh play cards.
0.22 bullet shell.
Self made plastic “Scooby doo”.
Plastic toy animal.
Wooden St. Patrick’s School Breastplate.
St. Patrick’s College Merit Certificate.
Necklace with leather band.
Disney toy (animation) binoculars.
Pair of jean trousers with decorative items sewn on.
Paddington home video.
Rabbit soft toy.
Toy plastic lion.
Match box cover.
Plastic remote control for electric gate.
Photo of pet (cat).
Bear soft toy.
Small glass Time Capsule - essay “A day in the life” and picture collage.
Shoe – sneaker.
Small wooden cricket bat.
Flip File of things that are important to them in 2007.
Box of matches.
Plastic light switch.
“Tinkies” cream sponge cake wrapper.
Magazine animal pictures.
Wooden sticks used by the San to make fire.
“Rooipoeier” (red powder).
A can of AXE deodorant body spray for men.
Magazine picture of handgun.
Photo of Manchester United 2006/2007 soccer team.
Movie ticket (18 May 2007) “Messengers”.
Music CD of Edith Piaf.
Incandescent light bulb (An electrical current passes through a thin filament, heating it until it produces light).
Artificial plastic flower.
Carpe Diem school magazine – Kimberley Girls High School.
Doll clothing – skirt, top, ankle boots.
Flip File – A Journey through the history of the !Xunkhwesa Combined School.
Poster – “My Taal, my kultuur en my inspirasie” (My language, my culture and my inspiration).
“Unieke !Xun items - pyl en boog, halssnoer, blou ring van kralewerk, leesboekie in !Xun, boekie met !Xun skilderye, bruin leervelletjie met kralewerk” (unique !Xun items – small bow and arrow, necklace, blue beadwork ring, !Xun reading book, !Xun sketch book, brown leather loincloth with beadwork).
School shirt and tie – Kimberley Junior School.
Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) bank card.
Body spray for women and roll on.
Newspaper – Diamond Fields Advertiser – 31 May 2007 / 5 June 2007.
Mini bottle - Scotch Whisky.
Empty bottle Grand Mousseux Sparkling wine.
Book – The Zack Files – Dan Greenburg.
Various plant seeds and bulbs.
South African flag made from beads.
Wrapped natural soap.
Make up for face.
Glass cat ornament.
Hoërskool Adamantia DS Jacobs Landsdiens klub: wapen, klein kruiwa, graaf, vurk en hark gemonteer op houtblokkie, liedjieboek, Bybel, poppies (school environmental ‘land service’ club emblem, miniature wheel barrow, spade, fork and rake mounted on a wooden block, songbook, bible, small dolls).
Wapen (club emblem).
Historiese oorsig van die landsdiens 1914 – 1968
(historical overview of the club 1914 – 1968).
Landsdiens toekennings (awards).
Waterjaar 2007 (water year 2007).
Vier liefdes van die landsdiens (four loves of the club).
Foto's van verskillende aktiwiteite (photos of activities).
Guide to clearing invasive alien plants.
Sertifikaat vir verdienstelikheid (certificate of service).
Program: Gebiedskamp 23-25 Februarie 2007 (District camp).
Streekskamp 23 – 28 September 2004 (Regional camp).
LIST OF ITEMS CONTRIBUTED BY VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF THE McGREGOR MUSEUM Botany Department
Most of the items listed below are presented in a box and others were placed separately on the shelves.
A large photo of the McGregor Museum centenary staff – September 2007.
McGregor Museum annual report 2006/2007.
A copy of the paper by Anderson T.A. in the Museum’s Centenary book: Hart, R. (ed.) Chapters from the past: 100 years of the McGregor Museum 1907-2007. McGregor Museum, Kimberley.
Information on the KMG Herbarium, McGregor Museum.
Botany department policy.
Botany department history timeline.
Local news articles on the time capsule project.
Sheets with photographs of common tree & shrub species, with their seeds:
Most of the items listed below are contained in plastic bags with seals such as are becoming more frequently used (previously we stapled our clear plastic bags). The objects are then placed in a box that once contained Multimedia 2-Channel Speakers (for use with desk-top computers).
The documents are in a self-adhesive envelope (previously one would use those that needed to be licked before sticking). The self-sticking envelopes do not retain their self-adhesiveness for long in Kimberley’s dry heat and so when posting a letter (no longer as common a practice as before e-mail came to dominate our communications!), one often needs to have a pot of glue to hand to make sure the self-sticking part sticks!.
Finally, this short description of the Archaeology Department’s contribution – a copy of which is at the Museum – was typed on a desk-top PC (personal computer) in the Archaeology Department in the Humanities Block, and printed on a printer-photocopier-fax machine upstairs next to the Library.
A list of staff, including short-term contract workers in Archaeology on 21 September 2007.
Two stone tool drawings by Elia Andrews, one of our short-term contract workers.
A summary statement of the core functions of Archaeology at the McGregor Museum.
A clutch of papers referring to the Franco-South African GDRI Rock Art Research Programme, including the overview given by David Morris at the June 2007 meeting at Les Eyzies, France.
A report on a Women’s Month programme presented by Archaeology at Wildebeest Kuil on 21 August 2007, which formed part of the Museum’s centenary programme. The three papers presented David Morris and Mamoluoane Seliane are also included.
A note on PLACE and TIME – archaeology being a discipline which in part defines the past in relation to these two variables.
Artefacts as follows:
An artefact concerned with PLACE – one of the early generation Garmin hand-held GPS units.
An artefact for measuring in an excavation: a 3 m tape measure.
Writing instruments: a nib for use with black Indian Ink to mark stone artefacts (by the early twenty first century these are difficult to find but remain ideal for the job!); a short pencil; a green felt-tipped pen; a Bic ball-point pen.
Inside a black film spool container: a metal paper clip, a plastic paper clip, a drawing pin, a pencil sharpener.
A spool of unused Color Film, in its box.
A Kodak camera, no longer used, left by a visiting researcher.
An address stamp used by David Morris when he was Editor of The Digging Stick in the 1990s.
A business card (David Morris), about 2003.
A drinking straw in its wrapper – used for drinking from a can – or for gently blowing to dislodge sediment in a careful excavation!
At Peter Beaumont’s suggestion, a lump of specularite – a substance which we understand to have been used both as cosmetic ad in ritual contexts in Stone Age and other precolonial contexts. Its use is described by /Han≠kass’o in the Bleek and Lloyd records. It is found in archaeological contexts dating back to Acheulean times in the Northern Cape.
Flip file containing information on the history of the Time Capsule project – 2006/2007.
Letter from the Education Department – August 2007.
McGregor Museum & Satellites pamphlet.
Education Department information and information for school tours.
Worksheet on nocturnal animals.
Women’s Day Role Modelling Programme – 11&12 August 2006.
SAASTA – Letter of award: role modelling campaign 2006.
Booklet – A Beginner’s Guide to the Envirozone. S. Erasmus.
CD – McGregor Museum presentation and WESSA presentation (given at
WESSA National Planning Meeting – Jan 2007).
Water for All poster.
Outreach poster (March and October 2005).
Kimberley’s Guide to Recycling 1995
Learning and teaching support materials and their use - 2004
A year of special days – 2007
People, Places and Publications for Environmental Education 2007
State of the Environment in South Africa for schools - 2001
Wetlands Wire – newsletter Aug/Sept 2004.
Raptor conservation in the Northern Cape Province – 2004.
How to pamphlets.
Enviro Facts pamphlets (1999 – 2001).
Stories of change 1: Action research case studies – 2005.
Lesson planning for a healthy environment.
Greening South African Schools – 2002.
Positioning Southern African environmental education in a changing context –
Copies of confidential letters from CJ Rhodes to FS Philipson-Stew (1886-1898).
Battlefield Debris dating back to the South African War (1899-1902).
Spade found in the foundation during the restoration at Alexander McGregor
Memorial Museum 2007.
Small FM Portable Radio (requires batteries containing acid to operate).
Information on the History Department of the McGregor Museum.
History Department McGregor Museum – Policy.
From Photographic Collection – Invitation for the re-opening of Duggan-Cronin
Gallery, March 2007.
Press release for the “Night at the Museum” – May 2007.
Letter from Fiona Barbour congratulating the staff on the “Night at the Museum”
that was held on 18 May 2007.
“Night at the Museum” soup ticket.
Poster, photos, table placements etc. of the ball that was held on the 21st of September 2007 at the McGregor Museum as part of the centenary celebrations.
Black-footed cat field report – 2007.
Black-footed cat – poster.
Letter from Zoology department.
One of the first Alcatel cell phones was donated by Colin Fortune, Museum Director.
Garden Department and Library
Pattern for the McGregor teddy bear (2006) that was designed exclusively
to commemorate the centenary of the McGregor Museum.
Photo of a McGregor teddy bear.
LIST OF CONTRIBUTIONS BY ORGANIZATIONS AND INTERESTED PEOPLE
Slice of cake and icing decorations from the cake made to commemorate
the 120th birthday of the Africana Library building – 23 July 2007.
Photo of the cake (on the box lid).
Invitation to the 120th anniversary of the Library building – 23 July
Big Hole Kimberley:
Compact Disc (CD) – The Big Hole Kimberley Diamonds and
Visitor’s entrance ticket.
Postcard - De Beers Directors’ railway coach.
The Relief of Kimberley.
Pamphlet - The Big Hole Kimberley Diamonds and Destiny.
Invitation to the opening of the new Big Hole on 23 Nov 2006.
Programme for the gala opening event of the new Big Hole on the
23 November 2006.
Pamphlets from CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa)