Visit to St. Cuthbert’s Mission
This week we visited St Cuthbert’s Mission , an Amerindian community of a population of 1500 residents , located an hour by road off the Soesdyke/Linden Highway .
St Cuthbert’s Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Joseph Ferguson, who was also the village’s first Kafotay (or Chief ). At that time it was named “Pakuri” after the Platonia tree that were then plentiful in the area.
The village was renamed St. Cuthbert’s Mission when the first Anglican missionaries arrived at the village and founded a Mission there on Saint Cuthbert‘s Day in 1889.
We hope you enjoy our pictures.