TULBAGH (WESTERN CAPE)
SOUTH AFRICAN CANNON ASSOCIATION
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ABOUT TULBAGH

The town of Tulbagh was established in 1795 and is named after Governor Rijk Tulbagh. The valley in which the town is located was originally inhabited  by Bushmen and Khoi people. In 1795 the Dutch government at the Cape gave the land to a more or less equal number of Dutch and French Huguenot settlers and the town of Tulbach was established. In 1969 the town was heavily hit by an earthquake, which badly damaged its historic buildings. However most of them were restored to their former beauty to continue giving the town its special character.

According to the Durr Record, there should be one 6-pounder cannon of English origin at the Tulbagh Museum, as well as one 8-pounder at Oudekloof Wine Estate. There are also two 8-pounder Dutch cannon, as well as a 15 inch Dutch stone mortar in private collection. Unfortunately the Oudekloof cannon was not accessible in February 2013 due to overgrown vegetation.


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Front right view of the 6-pounder cannon at the Tulbagh Museum (512 x 384)
Front view of the 6-pounder cannon at the Tulbagh Museum (512 x 384)
Front left view of the 6-pounder cannon at the Tulbagh Museum (512 x 384)
Plague at the 6-pounder cannon at the Tulbagh Museum (512 x 384)
Rear view of the 6-pounder cannon at the Tulbagh Museum (512 x 384)
Right view of the 6-pounder cannon at the Tulbagh Museum (512 x 384)
CANNON AT THE TULBAGH MUSEUM
Photos by Fanus van der Merwe (2013).
The two 8-pounder cannon and 15-inch stone mortar in private collection in Tulbagh (512 x 384)
Left view of the right-hand cannon (facing the street) - in private collection in Tulbagh (512 x 384)
Rear view of the right-hand cannon(facing the street) - in private collection in Tulbagh (512 x 384)
Amsterdam VOC crest on the right-hand cannon (facing the street) - in private collection in Tulbagh (512 x 384)
Scars on the right-hand cannon (facing the street), where the dolphins used to be (512 x 384)
Top of the 15-inch mortar facing the camera as the mortar stands on its muzzle (512 x 384)
Right-hand side of the 15-inch mortar in private collection in Tulbagh (512 x 384)
Right view of the left-hand cannon (facing the street) - in private collection in Tulbagh (512 x 384)
Rear view of the left-hand cannon (facing the street) - in private collection in Tulbagh (512 x 384)
CANNON AND MORTAR IN PRIVATE COLLECTION
Photos by Fanus van der Merwe (2013).
PATH TO THE OUDEKLOOF CANNON
Road to the foot path leading to the 8-pounder cannon at Oudekloof (February 2013) (512 x 384)
Inaccessible foot path to the 8-pounder cannon at Oudekloof (February 2013) (512 x 384)
Photos by Fanus van der Merwe (February 2013).