This exhibition which opened on 12 July 2016 at the KwaMuhle Museum tells two stories. The first story celebrates the establishment of a great school, DHS 150 years ago. The other story recalls the tragic loss of so many lives in the Somme Offensive 100 years ago.
Local History Museums has been fortunate to have a special donation of a musical instrument used by one of the mothers of our nation, Mama Nokutela MaMdima Dube, first wife of the first President-General of the African National Congress, Dr. John Langalibalele Dube.
There were more than three million men who passed through Durban on their way to the battlefront and there are few among them, who will ever forget the sight of a motherly figure in white, standing alone on the quayside, her arms outstretched towards them, singing familiar songs like “Land of Hope and Glory” and “It’s a long way to Tippereray.”
The Museums and Galleries History Group (MGHG) was founded in 2002 when a group of British academics and curatorial staff hosted a symposium at the National Gallery in London, entitled, ‘Museums and their Histories’.