In 1950 a young lady, Bessie Head was placed at St Monica’s Home, Hillary by the Courts. Bessie Head achieved International notoriety as a Journalist, Political Activist, and author of 30 Books
The Main Libraries in Pietermaritzburg (The Natal Society Library and the Msundusi Municipal Library) were amalgamated in a brand new building situated in Church Street and named - THE BESSIE HEAD LIBRARY in July 2007.
WHO WAS BESSIE HEAD?
This forms part of another collection of papers being prepared
We are thankful to Clive Herron a parishioner from the parish of St Cyprians for compiling the above information.