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 Post subject: Kruger Decade-by-Decade History
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:27 am 
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I came across this.

Found it quite interesting.

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Thanks WTM, that is most enlightening.

When I was last at Rabelias hut, I stood for a loooong time looking at the walls of pictures. I thought of our early pioneers and how stupid their vision must have been to many.
I thought of their courage and how we need to thank them now by honouring this legacy.

What the history shows is how dark it must have been at times. It was not a popular concept at all in the days of hunting and machismo.

I also wondered about the Orpens. What generosity. They had no idea that their gift would have borne so much fruit.

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The KRUGER pioneers had only good intentions towards their duty.Times were tough , they made many sacrifices , sometimes death followed disease but their dedication towards the cause never faltered.Should anyone really be interested in the KRUGER history my recommendation is :get the recently published "KRUGER NATIONAL PARK A HISTORY " a three volume set by Dr Salomon Joubert although pricey , it is worth every cent if it is one's interest ,available at the park shops or "NEEM UIT DIE VERLEDE " by Dr U de V Pienaar of which a reprint is now available.

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"KRUGER NATIONAL PARK A HISTORY " a three volume set by Dr Salomon Joubert although pricey , it is worth every cent if it is one's interest


We have a set and are very interesting. Well worth the price.


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 Post subject: very interesting
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:51 pm 
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Thanks, WTM, for picking up some very intersting information on this thread, as my wifes grandad was involved in conservation and developmemt in the KNP ,1930-1940,--great time to be there,eh,-mike :)

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