Index Vols 1-30
Natalia No. 1 (1971)
Natalia No. 2 (1972)
Natalia No. 3 (1973)
Natalia No. 4 (1974)
Natalia No. 5 (1975)
Natalia No. 6 (1976)
Natalia No. 7 (1977)
Natalia No. 8 (1978)
Natalia No. 9 (1979)
Natalia No. 10 (1980)
Natalia No. 11 (1981)
Natalia No. 12 (1982)
Natalia No. 13 (1983)
Natalia No. 14 (1984)
Natalia No. 15 (1985)
Natalia No. 16 (1986)
Natalia No. 17 (1987)
Natalia No. 18 (1988)
Natalia No. 19 (1989)
Natalia No. 20 (1990)
Natalia No. 21 (1991)
Natalia No. 22 (1992)
Natalia No. 23/24 (1994)
Natalia No. 25 (1995)
Natalia No. 26 (1996)
Natalia No. 27 (1997)
Natalia No. 28 (1998)
Natalia No. 29 (1999)
Natalia No. 30 (2000)
Natalia No. 31 (2001)
Natalia No. 32 (2002)
Natalia No. 33 (2003)
Natalia No. 34 (2004)
Natalia No. 35 (2005)
Natalia No. 36/37 (2007)
Natalia No. 38 (2008)
Natalia No. 39 (2009)
Natalia No. 40 (2010)
Natalia No. 41 (2011)
Natalia No. 42 (2012)
Natalia No. 43 (2013)
Natalia No. 44. (2014)
Natalia No 45. (2015)















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The Natalia Editorial Committee (March 2012).
Back row from left:  J.M. Deane, Dr P.M.W. Tennant, Professor E.R. Jenkins, Professor W.R. Guest,  
Professor A. Koopman. 
Front row from left: Dr S.P.M. Spencer, Dr S. Vietzen, T.B. Frost (Editor of Natalia), M.H. Comrie,  
P.M.C. Croeser (Administrator, The Natal Society Foundation),  Dr W.H. Bizley.
(Photograph by Cynthia Guest)


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