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 Post subject: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld OQ
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:17 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld
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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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 Post subject: Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld
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He was a close friend of President Paul Kruger and donated money to the Kruger Park :hmz: ?

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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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 Post subject: Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld
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Good work so far. Keep posting.

BTW, where is ndloti and gmlsmit?

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

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 Post subject: Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld
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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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 Post subject: Re: The history of Kruger and the adjacent lowveld OQ
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Over here:

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

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


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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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Yes and Arnold Theiler assisted him in 1891 in the groundwork for establishing good stock for his herds.

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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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