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 Post subject: Goue Jare
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:06 pm 
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"Die Goue Jare" by Dr. U de V (Tol) Pienaar previous Warden of KRUGER and also Chief Director of the National Parks Board, will be published by the second week of September 2010. Anyone really interested in the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK will regard this as a treasure.

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 Post subject: Re: Die Goue Jare
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Thanks Gmlsmit. :thumbs_up: Just the title brings back such golden memories in this era of increasing commercialism in the Park! I suppose no price available yet?

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 Post subject: Re: Die Goue Jare
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This book authored by Dr U de V Pienaar is about to be issued by the publisher. I will supply the web details for orders before the end of August. All orders must please be done via the website.

It is a MUST read for every supporter of this world famous park. Dr Pienaar spent 32 years of his life in Kruger and the last 5 years as Chief Executive of the Board in Pretoria.

The book is not a cold coverage of historical and scientific events. Instead it deals with human events over the period that can be described as the golden years in the parks' history. It is written in light tone and well illustrated by the authors' own collection of photographs.

Although Dr Pienaar retired in the early 90's, a significant portion of the work deals with the Kruger as visitors experienced it today, including controversial aspects such as the culling of elephant and the park being extended into neighbouring countries through the Transfrontier concept.

Honorary Rangers especially will find the book interesting reading. The author was known to be a great supporter and, in fact, the introducer of Honorary Rangers from its beginning until an association was formed. By way of an attachment the book spends a whole chapter on the good work done by Honorary Rangers over the years and the contribution they are still making in the reservation of this international heritage.

As with the authors first book dealing with the history of the park until the Stevenson-Hamilton era, and English additions of Goue Jare and Neem Uit Die Verlede is likely to appear in the foreseable future.

The price of the book is R627, excluding postage.

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 Post subject: Re: Die Goue Jare
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Thanks for the detailed information, Leelee. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: Just two questions: a) Is it written in Afrikaans, as the title suggests? b) How many pages does it contain?

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 Post subject: Re: Die Goue Jare
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Hi OWN,

It is written in Afrikaans and it is guite a thick book like the previous one.

Like gmlsmit said:
gmlsmit wrote:
"[= will regard this as a treasure.

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 Post subject: Re: Die Goue Jare
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Oh well, I have a good Afrikaans-English dictionary! Good time to brush up on my Afrikaans. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Die Goue Jare
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Good news: The book "Die Goue Jare" is now available! Please visit the website www.gouejare.co.za for more information and to place orders.

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 Post subject: Re: Die Goue Jare
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I have just become the proud owner of my signed

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it was worth the wait. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Goue Jare
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Leelee
Is the book available in any bookstores that you know of? or can one only order online?
Thanks
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 Post subject: Re: Goue Jare
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Only online.

Not an easy read, can get very "technical".

Not to be compared with the story telling style of Bruce Brydens book.

But contains good information and back ground for the KNP junkie ... like me!

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 Post subject: Re: Goue Jare
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BrendaK wrote:
Leelee
Is the book available in any bookstores that you know of? or can one only order online?
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Hi Brenda,

Please visit the website www.gouejare.co.za for the orders. I doubt if the book is currently available in any stores, plans were still in the pipeline when last I spoke to the printers.

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 Post subject: Re: Goue Jare
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I have been informed that the English version of this book will be available son.

I believe it will cost about R750.00 but for anyone who is really interested in the KNP history 1949 to about 1994 here you can read about how the KNP became what it is today. The Afrikaans version 670 pages of facts, pictures, maps photographs and facts.

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Regarding the availability of the English version - I e-mailed the address supplied twice in the last fortnight , no reply received as yet .

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 Post subject: Re: Goue Jare
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According to the distributors it is not available in English , there are no firm plans to do so yet .

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I received my copy from the publishers today , a brief look confirmed that it is a comprehensive history that will complement any KNP book collection .

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