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 Post subject: The Addo Elephants - Book - ISBN 0869530119
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:53 pm 
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Megan: This book was published by "The National Parks Board of Trustees" which was quite a while back. But a VERY INTERESTING read of the history of the Addo Elephant National Park. I would like to own a hard copy of this book. Would you know if it is still published and where I would be able to purchase it?

The book was published with one side Afrikaans and the other side English...

Here's some screen captures and exerts from the book:

The Cover and Back Page:
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The Index:
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The Foreword:
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Parts of the Report from S.H. Trollip to the National Parks Board of Trustees:
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 Post subject: Re: The Addo Elephants - Book - ISBN 0869530119
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Here's another two exerts from the book...

Some of the dangerous encounters between Human and Elephants as well as some Human casualties:
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One of Graham Armstrong's inventions to keep the Elephants from breaking out, before the Armstrong fence was completed... When the animals touched the fence the Rifle would fire, and was quite effective:
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 Post subject: Re: The Addo Elephants - Book - ISBN 0869530119
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Looks like a great book NightOwl :thumbs_up: When was it published?


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 Post subject: Re: The Addo Elephants - Book - ISBN 0869530119
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Micetta: No idea when it was published.


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 Post subject: Re: The Addo Elephants - Book - ISBN 0869530119
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Night Owl judging by the type and appearance this is by now probably regarded as Africana and all I can suggest is that you go to the larger 2nd hand bookstores and see if they have it. If I remember I will check the 2 good 2nd hand shops in PE. There are big africana dealers nationally and they do list their stock on the web. Google the title and you should find one. I particularly enjoyed Anna Whitehouse and Pat Irwin's a Field Guide to the Addo Elephants but is is more about identifying individuals and their life-cycles.


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 Post subject: Re: The Addo Elephants - Book - ISBN 0869530119
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Found a second hand copy for R28 - contact me and I will let you know where to look. It was a Parks Board publication and is not dated but from the paper and type it looks like the early 1970s.


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 Post subject: Re: The Addo Elephants - Book - ISBN 0869530119
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Thanx Luc: sent u a msg.

Here's something that ppl might find extremely interesting...
Some of the claims of damage done by the Elephants to surrounding farms:

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Wish we could buy 50 pumkin/melons now for 3 Pounds


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 Post subject: Re: The Addo Elephants - Book - ISBN 0869530119
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Sorry, Nightowl, I don't have anything useful to suggest here and it seems like Luc has the best advice. I also have a scanned copy of the book but not a hard copy.

The best story in the book, I think, is of when the first Park Warden, Harold Trollope had to drive the elephants from the Harvey brothers farm in the (now) Colchester area to the newly proclaimed national park area. He had a band of workers to assist him and they spread out to drive the elephants in the desired direction. When it came to a crisis situation where the elephants were charging them, one worker's rifle jammed and Trollope had to step in and help him. He later found that the rifle was jammed with honey as the worker had obviously used it to raid a bee's hive!

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