Otterley Press is delighted to announce that work has begun on our latest book, scheduled for publication by late 2023.
We are offering a Pre-Publication Sale of the book. This will have the dual purpose of enabling you to secure a copy and assisting us with the production costs.
Sandstone Houses of the Eastern Free State will take the form of a road trip through the Eastern Free State, commencing in the Swinburne/Harrismith area,
then moving to Golden Gate, Clarens, Fouriesburg, and on to Ficksburg, Ladybrand, Tweespruit, Wepener, Clocolan, and Zastron, as well as to smaller villages and
settlements. Richly illustrated, and featuring a variety of houses, including a historical sandstone shelter dating back to 1830, the book will take you on a
tour of this glorious countryside where sandstone cliffs bask in honey-gold hues.
Historically rich, the once rugged frontier was also the scene of conflict for the maintenance of territorial rights during the Basuto Wars. The region also featured predominantly during the Anglo-Boer War. The abundant availability of sandstone has been used extensively in the building many of the houses – which range from small to legendary. Contributions from local experts enrich this landmark publication.
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