HISTORY OF ROBBEN ISLAND

ROBBEN ISLAND’S NAMES

Did you know that Robben Island was known by various names throughout the ages?

Here are some of them:

  • Cape Farm no. 432 (still registered as such in the Deeds Office Cape Town)
  • Eden
  • Esiquithini
  • Hell
  • Isla de Cornelia
  • Penguin Island
  • Purgatory
  • Robbeneiland
  • Robben Island
  • Robben-eylant
  • SAS Robbeneiland
  • Seal Island
  • The Struggle University
  • The University
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