Inventory prepared by Esmerelda Dirks, August 2009. Updated by Debora Matthews, February 2013.
SAHA secured the materials from the SAPS Museum and the archive of the Department of Correctional Services on behalf of John Harris's family; the collection of letters was donated by Jane Harris
4 outsized archival boxes
English and Afrikaans
Accession Numbers: 09/007; 12/064
This collection is open for research
Copyright restrictions may apply. See SAHA copyright statement for Use Restrictions.
13 April 2010
The collection consists of John Harris's trial records, police docket and prison files, and his Security Legislation Directorate (SLD) file kept by the Department of Justice, as well a media file, and a collection of letters written by John Harris to his sister whilst in prison. John Harris, a member of the African Resistance Movement (ARM), was sentenced to death and was hanged in 1965 after detonating a bomb at the Johannesburg station on 24 July 1964 as an act of defiance against the apartheid regime in South Africa.