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OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK

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Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK

Unread postby Bushmom » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:56 am

As promised a few old postcards I have unearthed.

The first has no date on it and also no photographer. It merely says Kruger National Park, entrance-Shingwidzi Rest camp
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The following two were both posted at Punda Maria camp on 2 July 1955 and stamped at Soekmekaar the following day. The photographer of both were Dick Wolff.
I decided to post the actual message on it too. It is almost impossible to remember that way of communication in today’s electronic world!

Giraffe
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Back (written by my mother to her parents}
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(Translated: 1 Punda Maria
Dearest Dad and Mom,
We drove through the night. Willie’s car broke down just outside the Park. They went back to Louis Trichardt. We are still here in the camp. Expecting them any moment. Everything else is lovely. I tried to phone every day last week but there was no answer. We did move and are settled. That is why I did not write.

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We could not send a telegram. Rikie and family is fine. Wynand just arrived. Somebody towed in Willie’s car and it will now be all right. We will come and visit when we get back. Mother you must come and look at our new home, It is lovely!
We are going home on the 11th.
Love, longing, Wynand, Corrie and children


The fourth on has no photographer mention either and merely states lioness, Kruger Park on the back. The postcard was stamped at Pretoriuskop on 8 July l954 and written on the Saturday.
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Back (written by my father to his parents-in-law)
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(Translation) Dear Parents,
Safely arrived. Enjoyed the drive. Everything went well. Children slept well. Sorry we can’t send a telegram. We left 8 o’clock last night and arrived 5 o’clock this morning.
Lots of love, Wynand, Corrie and children


Hope you find it interesting too!

If there are any “lost” family members out there, please contact me!
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Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:53 pm

How wonderful, Bushmom!! :dance: :dance:
I have tears in my eyes.
Those were the days!! :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Flutterby » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:02 pm

This is a postcard my dad bought on his first trip to Kruger in 1958. There is no photographer's name and the title is "Elephant Family in Kruger".

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Unread postby ndloti » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:06 pm

It seems at the time when the photo of the entrance to Shingwedzi camp was taken , the entrance was close to where the Rentmeester guesthouse currently is ?
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Unread postby Micetta » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:28 pm

This is very Interesting /fun / informative and instructive :clap: :clap:

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Unread postby RobertT » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:37 pm

ndloti wrote:It seems at the time when the photo of the entrance to Shingwedzi camp was taken , the entrance was close to where the Rentmeester guesthouse currently is ?

That shape combi was around mid 70's

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Unread postby Joep Stevens » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:16 pm

Thanks to all for the great submissions, especially the messages on the used post cards. Just stunning stuff. Ndloti the previous gate was just east of the circle of Mlala Palms in the camp.

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Unread postby Bushbaby30 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:03 pm

I remember my gran always used to send us postcards when they were in the park. At least by then they could let us know by phone that they were safe! Imagine if you had to post it now... You'll be home before the postcard! :lol:
Bushmom wrote:Children slept well

Surely they can't be talking about you then? :tongue:

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Unread postby Pooh Bear » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:30 pm

@ Flutterby

I have the exact same postcard of the elephant family. The photographer is E. Eliovson, Frameworthy Publications.

Will find a way to add 2 other postcards - am struggling here!

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Unread postby Thebi » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:24 pm

[quote="steamtrainfan"]Thanks to all for your kind comments.

This postcard does not have information on it about the publisher or photographer.

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scan0057 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

This postcard is published by S.A.R. Publicity and Travel Department and the photograph is by Dr P D Swanepoel.

These postcards were on sale in the 1950's and 1960's.
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Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK

Unread postby Hawk » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:06 pm

What an interesting Thread. Hope there are lots more to come.

Flutterby, the American cars from the 50's in your Postcard bring back so many memories of my teenage years.
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Unread postby Bennievis » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:17 pm

Hawk wrote:What an interesting Thread. Hope there are lots more to come.

Flutterby, the American cars from the 50's in your Postcard bring back so many memories of my teenage years.

Notice how they kept a respectful distance from the elllies 8)

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Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK

Unread postby Travelstory » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:09 pm

I have enjoyed this thread so much. My first trip to Kruger was ten years ago (2001 - been back 7 or 8 times since). I hope that I am still around in thirty to forty years to post my pics from 2001, when newbies of the next generation look at them and remember when.... :roll:

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Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK

Unread postby Thebi » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:33 am

Joep Stevens wrote:Dear Forumites,

Herewith a contribution from my collection of old KNP postcards.


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Post C of Pallisades to keep out lions, native kraals, Game Reserve - Copyright F467


Kind regards.

JOEP

I have the same postcard dated 24th August, 1941.

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Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK

Unread postby Thebi » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:14 pm

I have just found an old post of animals drinking. It is titled "In the game reserve, Transvaal" and was posted in 1929!


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