This series of images lies very close to my heart – I grew up 10km from this cemetary and the people who are buried here came to our part of the world around 1929. The government decided that to help alleviate the unemployment during the Depression years that they now needed to build the Boegoeberg Dam. This not only created jobs, but also was the start of Orange river water scheme. It is this water scheme that also allowed my parents many years later to build up a farm.

There are lots of sad stories tied up here… from day old infants, young kids, moms, dads.  It was tough times, but still they persevered.

Every winter we go to this graveyard and just walk along the graves, and sit and think how their lives must have been & how we are tied together in some way

// Diana Mini Lomography, 35mm film

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