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Early Kruger Map (1934)

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Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby Albert » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:33 pm

This map we found with my dad's effects; probably came from his father, who was a civil engineer and surveyor in the old Transvaal. This is about half of the whole map.

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Here are some cropped images of the map:
The south:

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The central part

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And the north...

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And the legend (added on 27/06)

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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby Hugh » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:40 pm

I have one very similar but it might be a little more modern .. ever so interesting. Thank you
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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby Bennievis » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:23 am

Very interesting!

Phalaborwa did not even exist then.

Thanks for posting :thumbs_up:

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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby brogan » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:27 am

Very interesting!! To see the first roads in Kruger:) as well as where the new roads/entrance gates and camps etc:) thank you for sharing!

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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:38 am

Very interesting Albert, thanks :thumbs_up:
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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:51 am

What is interesting to me is Kemp’s Cottage on the map just a little south of Skukuza. According to my information it used to be a well known Selati Railway Halt. The cottage got its name from the occupant of the house circa 1927, a rail foreman called Kemp :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby brogan » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:37 am

has anyone got a high def PDF map of KNP? I download one off google images, but some of the roads do not corilate with the maps you purchase at the entrance gates? I would like 1 because i can put it on my galaxy tab and with a car mount, use it like I would the conventional map.

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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:46 pm

Have a look at This one brogan.
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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:50 pm

Interesting!

It is amazing to know that some of those quiet dirt roads where we now escape the crowds, used to be the main roads :shock:
So the S114 Renosterkoppies used to be the main road from Malalane to Skukuza!
The S90 was the only road going North of Satara :shock: Then only one road going North all the way to Pafuri :shock:
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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby Albert » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:26 pm

I see I omitted to post the section of the map with the legend on it...(Fixed that now!). Interesting to me was that Lower Sabie was not yet a rest camp then (just a ranger's station).
Somewhere I also have a a few B/W photographs of the state of the road north (in the 1940's)...Makes the present day "quiet" gravel roads look like highways, Cheetah!
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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:46 pm

What a treasure Albert. Please post all the old stuff, I just like the old maps, pictures etc. Your map gives me an indication as to the age of my wall map. Lower Sabie does not appear anywhere.
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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby picnic » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:28 pm

Thanks for posting. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby Terri-Lee » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:39 pm

Thanks for posting,Albert!
As said by others, so interesting to see so few roads!!
Please post your photos!!

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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby hilda » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:56 pm

Rooies wrote:What a treasure Albert.


I agree with Rooies, a treasure indeed! :D

I would also love to see those old photographs Albert! Thanks for sharing! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Early Kruger Map (1934)

Unread postby Albert » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:12 pm

I will post the old photographs as soon as I can...last night I confidently went to the bookcase where I KNEW they were stored....and of course they were not there! :redface:
To deal with the catastrophe at hand I thought that a glass or two of red wine would calm my shattered nerves...which it did, to such an extent that I completely forgot to keep searching for the missing photographs. :D

I have a since developed a suspicion that they might actually be with another member of my family; I will see if I can track them down (weather and wine permitting).

Rest assured that I will eventually post them.
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