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The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld OQ

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:17 am

A lot of history questions were asked in the "Kruger camps and places' quiz. So why not start a history quiz?

Who was Nellmapius and what was his contribution to Kruger?
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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld

Unread postby JeanniR » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:52 am

:think:

He constructed the Nellmapius Road, between Mac-Mac and the goldfields, crossing the Crocodile River near Hectorspruit to Matalha Poort in Mozambique. :hmz:
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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:15 am

He was a close friend of President Paul Kruger and donated money to the Kruger Park :hmz: ?
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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld

Unread postby JeanniR » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:18 am

He got 4 farms after he built the road mentioned above... did he donate these 4 farms to Kruger? I don't know where these farms were though :redface:
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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:23 am

Good work so far. Keep posting.

BTW, where is ndloti and gmlsmit?
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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld

Unread postby JeanniR » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:27 am

So we haven't cracked it yet? :hmz:
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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:42 am

He was contracted to build a better route to Delagoa Bay towards the end of the nineteenth century, and he chose a route over the Crocodile River just south of Biyamiti Bushveld Camp

He donated the land to the Parsons Nature Reserve on the northern banks of the Olifants River which is part of the Balule Nature Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park.

Apparently somewhere in Kruger is a plaque in his honor but I have not seen it yet.
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Unread postby gmlsmit » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:23 pm

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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld OQ

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:51 pm

Soooo is establishing a transport route through Kruger the correct answer :hmz:
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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld OQ

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:34 pm

Thanks Gerhard, but you made it too easy for the participants :D

But now, what did Nellmapius do after he left the the Lowveld? He did something which had a great affect on agriculture in SA.
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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld OQ

Unread postby ILove Africa » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:15 pm

Did he buy a farm in present day Irene and start the dairy there?

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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld OQ

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:25 pm

ILove Africa wrote:Did he buy a farm in present day Irene and start the dairy there?


You are one thirds there. :clap: What he did has got much to do with the present day Kruger and agriculture.
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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld OQ

Unread postby JeanniR » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:27 pm

:think:
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Unread postby gmlsmit » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:32 pm

Yes and Arnold Theiler assisted him in 1891 in the groundwork for establishing good stock for his herds.
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Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld OQ

Unread postby JeanniR » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:35 pm

The Irene estate cultivated pears, apples, plums and peaches as well as roses and other plants. He also started a gunpowder factory :hmz:
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