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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:11 am 
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gmlsmit - I have read your biography of Col Stevenson-Hamilton avidly - I was in tears reading your most recent post. I hope you publish this well-researched and lovingly written work.


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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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This is an absolutely phantastic topic :thumbs_up: Well done :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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Hi gmlsmit! I only found this thread this morning. It is extremely interesting
and I am learning a lot. I have only reached page 4 though and need a pause to digest it - and then, the pages are extra-long :lol: Thank you, you have been doing a great job. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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Gmlsmit - thank you for this biographical tribute to Col. Stevenson-Hamilton. I have really enjoyed reading and learning about this great man, without whose vision, passion and determination we would not have had this wonderful world treasure. Thank you :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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My pleasure.
His and some others later, have through their efforts given me so much joy in nature. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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Thank you, gmlsmit, for this wonderful contribution. Perfect illustration of the importance of passion in whatever career one chooses. So necessary in the field of conservation these days - not just a job but a passion!


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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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gmlsmit - I printed out all your work and took it in a file to KNP when we went up recently. What better place to sit quietly and read about the man (and the other early rangers) who made the place what it is today - a national treasure.

We all appreciate your hard work and dedication in putting all that history together. Thank you so much.

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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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I was telling my daughter about this thread. She is an historian and very interested in the history of Mpumalanga/Limpopo. She then let me know that one of her closest friends was a descendant of W.W. Lloyd, the ranger who died of pneumonia and whose wife had to bury him.

I suggested that she have a look at the thread to see that her family was indeed remembered.

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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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What an absolutely thrilling and fascinating read. Gmlsmit in one of your chapters you mention "Three children were born from this marriage being: Margaret in 1931, James in 1933 and Anne in 1935, just imagine being the child of the Warden of KRUGER NATIONAL PARK in the early days . . . . . . "

Can you imagine the feeling of the same children today ( I believe his daughter Anne lives in JHB) when they visit / visited Kruger National Park and to think that this is ALL thanks to their father, the man whose passion and vision created the greatest Game reserve in the world, which today brings joy to millions of visitors a year, many of whom share the same passion and love for this great and unique place called Kruger National Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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Here below is an old map dated 1918, of the Sabie and Shingwedzi Game Reserves, the boundary of the Kruger Park is superimposed showing areas of Government, Company and Private Land.
It is taken from "The Report of the Game Reserves Commision 1918".

It is amazing into how many pieces of land the area between the Sabie and the Great Limpopo Rivers had been divided.

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another of my precious belongings . . . .

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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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Thank you so much for this posting...my grandfather was Guy Healy, and I knew nothing about him, except I had 2 pictures - one of him with a lion and one of his wife on a veranda. I recently went to Ireland and the 2nd person I met was family! Her father was named for my grandfather! Many of the family were all clergy in the Church of Ireland, and there is a beautiful stained glass window in St. Columba's Church in Kells, in Guy's name, where Guy's father, John Healy, was Archdeacon at the time of his death.

Your post has given me a wonderful gift of my past...Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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Thanks for your kind words, this makes all my preparation and hours of research really worthwhile.

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 Post subject: Re: Col. James Stevenson-Hamilton : 1st Warden of KRUGER PARK
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Your effort is much appreciated gmlsmit, thank you :thumbs_up:

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