Michau Gathering 2016 – Clash Of Clans

The eccentric Dr Ingram Anderson was the spark that ignited and inspired the gathering of the Michau family. We met him in 2014 when he came to Cradock and visited us on Orange Grove in search of information about his ancestors (his mother was Michau). This culminated in a massive gathering of the clan two years later over two days. The organizers as below from left to right: Paul Cecil Michau, Dr Ingram Anderson, Toby Michau, Johan Michau, Mike Michau.

Mike Michau from Somerset East has spent the last 25 years of his life studying Michau ancestors and provided a wealth of family information and anecdotes. The family tree was put up for display, it wrapped around the entire conference room! Various speakers gave interesting talks and family members brought along memorabilia to share. The day was concluded with a banquet dinner at Victoria Manor Hotel. Many thanks to the Antrobus family and staff of Victoria Manor Hotel – the food was absolutely out of this world and the attention to detail was appreciated by all.


Sunday morning was spent exploring historical graves and visiting Doornhoek grave sites. The NG Moederkerk was also visited where a Michau ancestor donated the pulpit.

Sunday lunch was on Orange Grove in true Karoo style, half a kilo steaks and good times spent getting to know distant relatives. The venue was the shed which is home to Cradock’s monthly farmers market and long table lunch. A great weekend was had by all! There is a CD available for anyone wishing to obtain a copy. I have documented the weekend in photographs and historical memorabilia and old photos. Also included is historical Michau grave sites. Contact traceymichau@gmail.com

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