Lake St Lucia, the eastern shores: cultural resources in an historical perspective
The debate over the future of the eastern shores of Lake St Lucia has centred largely on the possible impact of dune mining on the natural environment. In this paper the degree of importance of the manmade structures is assessed in terms of an historical survey of the area and the presently available information on the cultural significance of the structures. The environmental history, the military history and the mission history of the region are discussed and the importance of the structures is situated in the discourse over the forced removal of the original inhabitants in the 1950s and 1960s to allow for afforestation.
To cite this article: Dominy, G. 1994. Lake St Lucia, the eastern shores: cultural resources in an historical perspective. Natal Museum Journal of Humanities 6: 195-214.