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Remember Custos?

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:21 pm

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Many of us will remember the "Custos". It was the official SANParks magazine published from 1971 till 1998.

Indeed many of us grew up with this magazine which gave us such wonderful insight in to nature and conservation in our national parks.

The complete set is now available on CD.

It offers a nostalgic window in to the past, as well as some valuable information and great stories of incidents in our parks.

Ideal for every nature lover, researcher or visitor to our parks. Will make an ideal present.

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4 cd set.
Content in pdf format.
Contains an index with search function.
Cost R 280.00 postage in South Africa included.

Order here: http://www.sanparkshr.org
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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:26 pm

Custos October 1982

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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:37 pm

Guess it is not available as a download?

4 DVD's is a mere 2.4 GB, or two movies at best. ;)
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:46 pm

:D Sorry Duco ... :(
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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:59 am

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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:27 am

I have still got a couple of magazines in my library. The first issue 1971 was a scene at a waterhole with zebra and giraffe coming to drink (If memory serves). The magazine featured a full version of an article in Afrikaans and then an shortened one in English. The next article was full version English and then a shorter one in Afrikaans. I am still in the dark as to why this publication was stopped.
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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:12 am

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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:36 am

Thank you for the information regarding the Custos magazine Imberbe :thumbs_up:. Indeed many of us grew up with it and it played an important role in a person’s learning regarding nature conservation issues. It left a gap in the area of nature conservation when it was no longer published, I think.
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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby Ifubesi » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:23 am

Hi everyone.
I just sent my order through for the Custos box set this morning and I can't wait to start reading it! :dance:
Thanks to all involved in this great initiative.

Just for interest sake I have a few questions:
Firstly, does anyone know why the magazine was discontinued?
Also, is the current Wild magazine meant to be a substitute which covers the same type of subjects or are the two magazines a bit different in nature?
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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby salamanda » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:15 pm

I too remember Custos very well. I was a subscriber and I couldn't wait for it to arrive every month. I would curl up with a cuppa and spend a couple of very enjoyable hours transported out of my environment and in to the magical world of the bush.

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Custos magazine on DVD.

Unread postby gmlsmit » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:52 pm

Those of my age will possibly still remember the monthly National Parks magazine.

The Honorary Rangers have put them on a DVD; details are available at :

http://www.sanparksvolunteers.org/custos

There you will be able to read about what added to our love for our National park.
I participate because I care - CUSTOS NATURAE
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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby avon vosloo » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:19 pm

Hey fellow ou toppie :lol: :lol: Just ordered mine. So I can stop asking stoopid questions :wink:

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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby gmlsmit » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:27 pm

I have received my DVD set this afternoon. Excellent value for money.

Obviously I have not looked at all but what I have seen has brought back wonderful memories and it and was also good seeing many faces who still are familiar to me and also some whom although their time has come. I will never forget.

If you are interested in the history of the old National parks Board, here is your opportunity to enrich yourself

Thanks to the HR's you have done a monumental task and all for a good cause.
I participate because I care - CUSTOS NATURAE
No to Hotels in and commercialization of our National Parks.
No to Legalized Rhino and Lion trade.
Done 144 visits to National Parks.
What a wonderful privilege.

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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:31 am

All i can say :clap: :clap: :clap: to all those men and woman involved with the DVD release, well done :dance:
on a fantastic idea :whistle:

I know that old and young, will enjoy and learn from the Custos Dvd's. 8)

Wel done once again the "team" :clap:
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Re: Remember Custos?

Unread postby avon vosloo » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:58 pm

Ordered mine online on the 10th September - still waiting :hmz:


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