Monday, December 23, 2013

Royal Agricultural Society of Natal 28.5.1976

In May 1851 the Natal and East African Society was launched, later shortened to the Natal Society, with a mission "to tell the truth" about conditions in the colonies. At the time thousands of British settlers were being lured to Africa by inflated promises of the good life to be had overseas, only to encounter hardship and struggle.
In 1851 the Society also organized the first in a series of annual agricultural shows and the Agricultural Society was born, becoming the Royal Agricultural Society in 1905.
This FDC was issued to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Royal Agricultural Society of Natal.  The stamp featuring the President of the Society was issued at Pietermaritzburg on 26.5.1976.

Thank you Maria.

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