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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread postby PNF » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:54 am

Bat-eared Fox?
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Unread postby picnic » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:22 pm

No, :lol: very rare and eat insects. :wink:

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Unread postby lion queen » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:54 pm

Pango somebody???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread postby picnic » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:01 pm

:clap: LQ a pangolin. :lol:

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Unread postby lion queen » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:16 pm

What did the Germans call the big Camel Thorn Tree at Grootkolk???
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Unread postby koedoe » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:26 pm

wow....I don't know!!!
I found that the big Camel Thorn Tree was used by the Germans as a look-out post. They nailed horseshoes to the tree to serve as a ladder. The tree was burnt down in a large veldfire in 1976.
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread postby Tom124 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:00 am

I'd hazard a guess at "Der Ausguckbaum" which, correct if I'm wrong, translates as "look-out tree". Completely made up on the spot, but none of my books mention it! Fantastic Q!
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Unread postby Meerkitty » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:08 pm

Johannes Le Riche and Gert Jannewarie both died of the same causes in 1934, something that is common in KTP. What was it?
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Unread postby picnic » Thu May 03, 2012 3:54 pm

Malaria? :hmz:

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Unread postby Meerkitty » Thu May 03, 2012 6:26 pm

Yes :thumbs_up: It was malaria.....

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Unread postby picnic » Thu May 03, 2012 6:49 pm

:thumbs_up:

Who was the adventurer who claimed he had seen a lost city in the Kgalagadi?

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread postby Meerkitty » Thu May 03, 2012 6:53 pm

:hmz:
Pretorius Kop - 26 November
Punda Maria - 27/28 November
Satara - 29 November - 1 December
Maroela - 2/3 December

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Unread postby picnic » Sat May 05, 2012 11:17 pm

:hmz: :popcorn: A clue?Here. :thumbs_up:

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread postby Meerkitty » Thu May 17, 2012 1:31 pm

Was it Fritz Landwer?
Pretorius Kop - 26 November
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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread postby picnic » Thu May 17, 2012 10:06 pm

:lol: Meerkitty, close enough. :clap: :clap:

The following three days were spent digging, Farini felt that the discoveries they made amply repaid their toil. On digging they came to a pavement about twenty feet wide, made of large stones, the outer ones were long and lay at right angles to the inner ones.

The pavement was intersected by another similar one at right angles, seeming to form a cross, in the middle there seemed to be the remnants of earlier may have been an altar, column or some type of monument, the base quite distinct, composed of loose pieces of fluted masonry.

Having searched for hieroglyphics or inscriptions and not finding any, Lulu made a few sketches and took some photographs, Farini decided that he would leave it to those more knowledgeable than himself to judge who may have occupied and when, the place.


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