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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby gerharddb » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:39 pm

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I walked into Exclusive Books now and for the interest sake went to the nature area...what did I find? These books are back in print and the shop here had 4 copies for R180!! Needless to say I bought 1! Can't wait to start reading! Anyone interested in getting 1 that can't seem to find 1 PM and Ill quikly get you the ones left.

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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue May 01, 2012 9:06 am

Yesterday I bought myself a new copy of this remarkable book. The illustrations remain the same and its a book worth reading, again and again and again.
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby hilda » Tue May 01, 2012 10:39 am

I also bought a copy a few weeks ago, and started reading it last week. (Not much time for reading though, but cannot put it down once I started!) :D
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby hilda » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:17 am

I have only started reading "Wild Company by Gus Adendorf Kaapsedraai! Unfortunately I don't have much time for reading lately, but I hope/think it will soon change! :dance: :dance:

I have, however, the following books to read as well, and unfortunately I cannot tell you whether you must buy them or not. I cannot read a next book while I haven't finished the other one. :wink:

Here are the others waiting to be read:

Man-eaters, Mambas and Marula Madness by Mario Cesare. It is about a Game Ranger's life in the Lowveld.
Battle for the President's Elephants by Sharon Pincott. If I am not mistaken, Threedogs suggested this book as good reading, and I have bought it long ago.
The Man with the Black Dog by Mario Cesare, which is described as a true modern-day "Jock of the Bushveld".
Cry of the Rhino by Johan Fourie. Described as a novel inspired by real events in the fight against Rhino poachers.
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:19 am

Keep an eye open for ""James Stevenson Hamilton's"" ""South African Eden"". It is a classic and tells of the early days of Kruger when nobody knew if it would ever exist. I found a copy at a second hand book shop.

I like anything by Jane Curruthers. She has also written a lot on Stevenson Hamilton and taken most of her accounts from reading his diaries.
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:12 pm

hilda wrote:I have only started reading "Wild Company by Gus Adendorf Kaapsedraai! Unfortunately I don't have much time for reading lately, but I hope/think it will soon change! :dance: :dance:

I have, however, the following books to read as well, and unfortunately I cannot tell you whether you must buy them or not. I cannot read a next book while I haven't finished the other one. :wink:

Here are the others waiting to be read:


hilda - I am busy to get the record located at the back of the book copied onto cd so one can listen to the sound track. Your copy unfortunately do not have the record, but will let you know once I managed to listen to it the sound tracks.

I have started reading Harry Wolhuters book and what a gripping one...starting in the days of wagons, oxen etc so Shaping the Kruger will have to wait a bit... :hmz:

Thank you for all the great book titles. I have made a note of them for when I come across some bargains or when in need of another one :thumbs_up:
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:15 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:Keep an eye open for ""James Stevenson Hamilton's"" ""South African Eden"". It is a classic and tells of the early days of Kruger when nobody knew if it would ever exist. I found a copy at a second hand book shop.

I like anything by Jane Curruthers. She has also written a lot on Stevenson Hamilton and taken most of her accounts from reading his diaries.


Thank you Meandering Mouse - will definately look out at second hand bookshops for these and have made a note of these ones. Love the historical events and the tales from Game Rangers in Kruger specific. :thumbs_up:
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby hilda » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:53 am

My SO and I have just finished painting the whole house on the inside, leaving the study for last. Each room had to be completely empty to do the job properly, which means all the books also had to be taken out of the bookcase and built-in cupboard. :doh:

What did I find? A hard-cover ninth edition: August 1967, of Harry Wolhuter's Memories of a Game Ranger! Price: R3.15!

I have bought and read a new edition middle last year, and want to read this one too .... wonder if it will be exactly the same? Can't wait to read it! :dance:
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby gmlsmit » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:25 pm

This is not an advert - if the Mods feel that it should be removed -please do so.

A copy of "Memories of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter is available at:

http://www.antiquarianauctions.com/bids ... y-maberley

My reason for posting this is for someone who may be interested in obtaining this book, which is no longer readily available.

I have a copy and have had many offers to sell, of course I would never part with it.
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby yoda » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:50 pm

Just had a look online, and EB does list it.

So Memoirs must have been re-printed.

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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby Porridge » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:14 am

Finished the book last weekend. What a treasure!!

I have a new appreciation for these guys and what they went through back then. He was one TOUGH bloke, our Harry :shock:

Loved every word.
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby Garyd73 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:18 pm

I have just finished reading this and enjoyed it from beginning to end. It was interesting to read about times in the past and also different views on killing wildlife and culling animals. It seemed to me that he must have had 9 lives as well like a cat as a number of times he was expected to die but didn't. :thumbs_up:
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby hilda » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:38 pm

Garyd73 wrote:It seemed to me that he must have had 9 lives as well like a cat as a number of times he was expected to die but didn't.


True Garyd73! :lol:

Every Kruger lover should read this book! :thumbs_up:
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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby George_Brits » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:57 am

'mites,

It's a big pity that this book is not available as a classic novel on Kindle. I would've loved to get my hands on a hardcopy but previous searched proofed to be futile...

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Re: "Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

Unread postby hilda » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:16 am

I will PM you George. :thumbs_up:
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