1934Friend 9 Feb. (Swart)Braak,..The historical square in Stellenbosch. A unique event was the firing of a royal salute of twenty-one guns from the famous signal cannon of the Braak.
1957L.G. GreenBeyond City Lights 197One open space which Stellenbosch has preserved since the early days is the Braak (the ‘fallow land’) where the old cavalry manouevred.
1959A. Gordon-BrownYr Bk & Guide to Sn Afr. 1960 375In the centre of the town is a large grass-grown square known as the Braak — set aside in 1703 as a military parade ground, and in the early days the scene of the annual village fair.
1974E. Prov. Herald 13 Sept. 14The Braak in Stellenbosch..was proclaimed as a square with all the surrounding facades, even if some of these were not old.
1978Reader’s Digest Illust. Guide to Sn Afr. 54Today’s Stellenbosch is perhaps even more beautiful than when the governor first founded it. He never saw the oak trees in their maturity, or the main thoroughfare..lined with houses.., or the town square, the Braak, with its arsenal, parades, quaint houses, inns and churches.
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