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Donkin Heritage Trail & Richmond Hill Trail – two walking tours of central Port Elizabeth (This ever-popular booklet was totally revised for our half-centenary in 2009, with new illustrations, additional entries and including the suburb of Richmond Hill: PB, A5 format, 40 pp and 2 maps).



Port Elizabeth – a social chronicle to the end of 1945 by Margaret Harradine (HB, A4 format, 304 pages, 6 maps and 130 historic photographs, appendices with lists of land grants, mayors and National Monuments,

good index – an indispensable reference work).




Our Journal, Looking Back, is published annually and distributed free of charge to members.

Numerous back numbers from 1971 are available from our office, availability and price on application.


These publications, where out of print, may be accessed in the Port Elizabeth Main Library.

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Hills Covered with Cottages by Margaret Harradine (HB and PB, A4 format 636 pages,  a wealth of old drawings and photographs, mostly 2 illustrations per page, with a brief identification of each.)




The History of the E H Walton Group by G S  Walton (published by E H Walton Packaging Pty  Ltd, 1995), PB, A4 format, 271 pages, B&W photos.


Cumulative Indexes to Looking Back:

1. Volumes I – XII (1961-1972).

2. Volumes XIII – XXII (1973-1982).

3. Volumes 23-30 (1983-1991).

4. Volumes 31-41 (1992-2002).

5. Volume 42 (2003) to present day. This is available in electronic form and is updated annually

The Donkin Heritage Trail
& Richmond Hill Trail
Port Elizabeth
Hills Covered with Cottages
The History of the EH Walton Group
Looking Back
Cumulative Indexes to
Looking Back