Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:47 pm Posts: 13556 Location: meandering between senility and menopause FAC Member (2013)
Thanks WTM, that is most enlightening.
When I was last at Rabelias hut, I stood for a loooong time looking at the walls of pictures. I thought of our early pioneers and how stupid their vision must have been to many.
I thought of their courage and how we need to thank them now by honouring this legacy.
What the history shows is how dark it must have been at times. It was not a popular concept at all in the days of hunting and machismo.
I also wondered about the Orpens. What generosity. They had no idea that their gift would have borne so much fruit.
_________________ The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.
The KRUGER pioneers had only good intentions towards their duty.Times were tough , they made many sacrifices , sometimes death followed disease but their dedication towards the cause never faltered.Should anyone really be interested in the KRUGER history my recommendation is :get the recently published "KRUGER NATIONAL PARK A HISTORY " a three volume set by Dr Salomon Joubert although pricey , it is worth every cent if it is one's interest ,available at the park shops or "NEEM UIT DIE VERLEDE " by Dr U de V Pienaar of which a reprint is now available.
_________________ 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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