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 Post subject: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:50 pm 
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This is a worthwhile read , covers the authors experiences as a game ranger in KNP from 1950 - 1977 .

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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Hey Ndloti fully agree.. one of the more inspirational books ive read on the KNP and some great storeys from the days when it took something like a few days to get post from Skukuza to Punda....a lot of exciting anecdotes and events in this book! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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"Wild Company" is indeed worthwhile reading.

I have been trying to find a copy for many years as I met Oom Gus at Letaba during my first visist in 1967, and then again on 23 March 1970 at Olifants when they rescued a little Elephant, I remeber this date very clearly as Lanette and myself were then spending our honeymoon in KRUGER.

John Adendorff the son of Oom Gus offered to lend me his copy of the book, which I of course declined who lends out such a precious book.

I have been in contact with Tannie Pat, she is well and living in Louis Trichardt, her coffee and rusks still are quite good, she recently celebrated her 80th birthday with John at ADDO, John recently told me that his ambition is to get a transfer back to KRUGER where they grew up.

I obtained permission from John and Tannie Pat to use my copy of the book I was fortunately enough to recently obtain, as base for my postings in "Lest we Forget".

Oom Gus most definitely portrays the image of the staunch Game rangers of yester years.

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
Unread postPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:26 pm 
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After coming across the topic on the Kruger page on Tuskers, especially Emerging tuskers, I read about Bidzane who are linked to Gus Adendorf

I quote from the webpage: " Origin of Name: Named in memory of Gus Adendorff who served as a ranger in the Kruger National Park for 27 years. (‘Bidzane’ is Swahili and refers to the zebra skin band around the hat that Gus always wore)"
http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/el ... erging.php

It got me interested as I had met Gus' son, John Adendorff, in Addo June 2012 when I had an unfortunate incident with one of the big 5 (TR refers). Loving to read about Game Rangers experiences, I was immediatly interested in obtaining a copy of this book.
The next action was to scroll through the Forum Bookshelf to see if there is a thread on this matter, so here we are. :thumbs_up:

The challenge is now where will I be able to get one.... :hmz:
Does anyone perhaps know where I can get a copy of the book "Wild Company"?

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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It is a rare item ...

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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I'm also searching for a copy Kaapsedraai, and should I be lucky enough to find one, I will let you know! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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It is sad to mention that Gus' widow Pat passed away earlier this week. Condolences to John and family.

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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It is indeed sad, my condolences to the Adendorff family as well. Tannie Pat was very helpful with my writing about the Adendorff adventures in the KNP, under the Lest we Forget thread.

To Joep Stevens - thanks for notifying these instances about the old timers.

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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You guys are a bad influence :lol:

I have just found a copy of this book on ABE. On its way to me as we "speak".
There are more available.

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Searc ... ld+Company


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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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Thank you Joep Stevens for notifying us of the passing away of Gus' wife.

yoda - I am gad that you managed to get a copy :thumbs_up: . You have helped me to track down a shop in Jhb that might have a copy in stock via ABE. I am awaiting their confirmation and of course the price.

hida, thank you for willing to assist with the book. Let see if there is any success with the bookshop in Jhb. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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I have ordered two books this morning, if they can get it! One for you Kaapsedraai, and one for myself. Should you be able to get yours before I get ours, there will always be someone else who would like a copy! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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Brilliant, hilda. :dance:
I do not get any response from the Treasury Booksellers in Jhb, despite answering my calls.
Just let me know when available... :thumbs_up:
Thank you for assisting which makes this forum a great place to be associated with.. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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Thanks Yoda
With your information on abebooks I found it even on this side of the Channel :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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I've just had a call from the bookshop, Wild Company is out of print, with no indication of any re-prints! :(

It doesn't look as if we are going to get a copy, sorry Kaapsedraai! :?

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Company by Gus Adendorff
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Kaapsedraai - keep looking on ABE. 2nd hand book sellers list new stuff quite often.
So am sure something will come up soon enough.

Goronta - pleased you managed to get hold of a copy. :thumbs_up:

I love ABE. Between my various interests and hobbies I find stuff on there on a weekly basis. :think:


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