|Philip Bromley||Sun, 9 Feb, 12:23|
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Gooood afternoon heritage friend.Our talk this month has a distinct local flavour. Emile Badenhorst, Manager of the Montagu Museum, will give us a talk on Koos Sas in the evening on Thursday 20th of February in the Drostdy Schuur.
Koos Sas!! I hear you say… Who is he?… I’ve never heard of him! Well believe me if you had been around these parts around 1917 to 1922 you would have heard plenty about him. He will soon be making headlines again this year as his remains are interred in a final resting place instead of a museum where he currently rests.
Koos was well known for the theft of sheep, but worse he also committed a murder of a prominent person. Being adept in the art of escape, he dodged the long arm of the law for 5 years. Koos even got to London….. in a suitcase……well, partly……… but let me not get ahead of myself; come and listen to this fascinating story as told by Emile who, by the way, is currently doing his masters degree on Koos Sas.
Emile grew up in Montagu, from where he matriculated in 1982.
He started his career in the museum environment in 1997 after being appointed Curator at the Somerset East Museum, in the Eastern Cape.
In 2008 he was appointed as Senior Historian at the Port Elizabeth Museum. During his tenure at that museum he was involved in a number of research projects, either by publishing articles or setting up exhibitions.
During this period he published the book, Pushing up Daisies, the Great War letters of Cpl. Gordon Smith, during July 2015 as part of World War One centenary.
He relocated to the Western Cape at the end of 2015, and was appointed the Manager of the Montagu Museum in February 2018.
We are indeed lucky to have Emile back in the Overberg.
Important information to remember
What: A talk on the life and times of Koos Sas
When: Thursday evening the 20th of February
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Where: Drostdy Schuur
Cost: R50 for members and R80 for vistors
Refreshments: Lekker snacks, a bottemless glass of wine or juice
RSVP: By Tuesday evening the 18th of February to firstname.lastname@example.org