Series 0535 - Photos taken of confiscated materials during the raid on Liliesleaf, 1963, Rivonia: [Set of 17 Still Images]

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Photos taken of confiscated materials during the raid on Liliesleaf, 1963, Rivonia: [Set of 17 Still Images]


  • 1963 (Creation)

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17 x Still Images (.Tiff)
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NARSSA was established by promulgation of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa Act (Act No 43 of 1996 as amended). This piece of legislation transformed the former State Archives Service into a National Archives and Records Service whose mission, functions and structures reflect the South African democratic political order and imperatives. In essence, the mission of the National Archives and Records Service is to foster a national identity and the protection of rights.

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Donated by National Archives to the Nelson Mandela Foundation

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Photos were taken of confiscated materials during the raid on Liliesleaf, a sabotaged train and the Rivonia Trialists in their disguises.

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Access by permission of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Some materials may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these materials may be restricted as stipulated by legislation, Archives policy, or the donor. Please consult the archivist for details.

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Copyrighted and full conditions governing reproduction allocated to the NMF. External reproduction with express permission of the copyright holder. ©National Archives of South Africa. Upon written approval, collection item(s) can only be used once for the purpose stated and approved in a request. Collection item should not be shared with third parties nor commercially or personally archived. Copyright and source credits must be cited when exhibiting/publishing and additionally embedded for online use

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Tiff Files on a CD

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NMF ArchiveCD#0535

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More photos can be found in the ‘Rivonia Trial Prosecution Papers’

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Description updated by Tshabalala, Lerato




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