Every town in the KZN Midlands has a history and sadly not too much of it has been recorded. However, Philip Romeyn set about recording the history of Mooi River and instead of publishing a book, this information has been put on to a CD to be read on a computer.

History of Mooi River ed158 nov15

Leonie Romeyn. Tel: 033 263 1814

Philip was the curator of the Rohde House Museum for eight years and he patiently and carefully gathered all the information he could find and wrote a book with each chapter dealing with a different aspect of Mooi River history from the Boer War to polo to farming and much more. His wife, Leonie, typed the manuscript and “The story of the settlement and development of the Mooi River district of KwaZulu-Natal” was completed. It covers 150 years of interesting history from 1844 to 1994.
This is a thought-provoking read and will bring back memories to many of the older people associated with the area. It also gives young people a sense of belonging to a district where the Mooi River runs through it.
A copy of the CD, that costs R50, can be obtained from Leonie Romeyn and her contact details are Tel: 033 263 1814 or on email: