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The Drostdy was erected during General Jacob Glen Cuyler’s tenure of office as Landdrost of Uitenhage in 1809 and follows the historical development of Uitenhage and surrounding districts. It houses exhibitions on toys, porcelain, clothing and an archive library.
Located in front of the Town Hall in Uitenhage, the memorial was unveiled in 1904. The names of Uitenhage citizens who died in the Anglo-Boer War are inscribed hereon. The features of the life-size soldier were reportedly copied from that of an actual soldier in King William’s Town.
Built as a homestead for General Jacob Glen Cuyler, Landdrost of Uitenhage from 1806 to 1827, this Cape Dutch style house has been restored and furnished in the style of its day. As a living museum, demonstrations of traditional activities such as soap and candle making, baking and weaving can...