Site of the Waterval Rinderpest Research Station before 1898. Photo taken probably 1897. An experimental station to study rinderpest had been set up on the farm Waterval (near Onderstepoort), north of Pretoria in 1897. Most of the work on the development of a serum against rinderpest was carried out. Dr Jean Danysz and his assistant, bacteriologist Jules Bordet, made an offer to the government of the South African Republic (Transvaal) to come and work on a cure for rinderpest and other stock diseases. The offer was accepted and they arrived in Pretoria on 19 January 1897 at the Waterval experimental station.
Scanned image of a photographic glass-plate negative