Port Elizabeth of Yore: New Brighton – “A Model Native Settlement”

Located between the Papenkuils and the Swartkops Rivers, New Brighton was established outside the Municipal Boundary of Port Elizabeth in 1903 in order to house the black residents of the inner-city locations such as Stranger’s and Gubb Locations’. That begs the question of what it was used for before its conversion into a location.

This blog will cover the history of New Brighton from its earliest settlement to its current status as a black township.  

Main picture: Semi-detached houses erected in New Brighton in 1912

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