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Rondebosch Digital Archives


About Us


Welcome to the Rondebosch Digital Archives!

Rondebosch Old Boy's Union has embarked on a project to digitise the school archives. Rondebosch's long tradition stretches back to 1897 and our history and logevity is a significant part of the value that we present as a community both to current and future members. The process of building a digital archive will take a number of years and will continue year on year as digital files from each year are captured and loaded. While the material on this archival digital repository system is only a selection of the total archive, this is set to grow and we welcome your participation in the effort.


Feel free to search for your name or other topic of interest in the search box. It is best to search by your surname only as the magazine may not have included first names, only initials.


If you wish to browse through the school magazine or the Old Boys' Union newsletters please follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Browse button
  • Click on the gallery you are interested in.
  • Select the edition you wish to open and when the Preview page opens, click on the link View Flipbook.
  • Once this window opens, click on the top right hand corner or bottom right of the page to turn over to the next digital page (you may need to resize the pop up window that the Flipbook loads in to see both pages)


If you want to search for specific text within one of the manuscripts click on the Download Plain Text link. This will download a plain text PDF that you can then search in a PDF reader by using the keys Ctrl F (Windows) and Cmd F (Mac).


You can also order a high resolution version of the publication by clicking on the order link. If this is released to you then you will have a high quality version of the magazine that not only looks like the original but is also fully searchable. You can also order digital versions of the photographs. These are made available for personal use only and we request a donation to help to sustain the school archives.


If you would like to donate material that should be included in the archive or if you would like to give toward this project of building a digital archive please email André Ross.