Algemeen Nederlandsch Verbond

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The Algemeen Nederlandsch Verbond ("General Dutch Association", acronym: A.N.V. or ANV) was a cultural association founded in Cape Town in 1908. It also had a branch in Paarl.

In 1909 it established a theatre division named Aurora , probably urged by, or even founded in association with, members of the defunct Rederijkerskamer (oratory-club) of the same name (often referred to as Aurora II, 1862-1890). The new Aurora (called Aurora III by Bosman), led by Melt Brink, lasted till 1914.

The association owned a building situated in Queen Victoria Street and the hall (referred to as the ANV Saal) was used for performances by the theatre division.

For details about the theatre division and its productions see Aurora



F.C.L. Bosman, 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 42, 456-8, 475-8, 482.

P.J. du Toit, 1988. Amateurtoneel in Suid-Afrika. Pretoria: Academica

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