His Majesty’s first Astronomer at the Cape
His Majesty’s first Astronomer at the Cape, Rev. Fearon Fallows (1788-1831), lived here in 1821 and 1822 in the original homestead of A J van Breda and undertook initial observations from a hut in the garden.
[Simon van der Stel note: The motivation for this plaque at 18 Kloof Street came from Prof. Brian Warner of the Department of Astronomy. This plaque was unveiled in September 2007]