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"Memoirs of a Game Ranger" by Harry Wolhuter

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Tue May 01, 2012 9:06 am Unread post
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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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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Mon May 28, 2012 8:16 pm Unread post
I bought a second hand copy last year, it is dated from the 1970s and in very good condition.

What struck me was how beautifully written it is. They certainly were well educated then.


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Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:46 pm Unread post
Just finished 'Wild Company' by Gus Adendorf and currently busy with 'Shaping the Kruger' by Mitch Reardon.
Mitch Reardon makes reference quite a few times in his book to Harry Wolhuter and Stevenson-Hamilton but also quoted Gus Adendorf, hence leading me to a 'must-have-and-read' book by Harry Wolhuter.

However I was fortunate to get one today, so... looking forward to read this book.
Guess, I got a nice problem - which one to read :hmz: - continue with Shaping the Kruger or Memoiries of a Game Ranger.... :thumbs_up:

Are there any other books that you suggest I look out for? :hmz:
(I got Game Ranger remembers by Bruce Brydon and Kobie Krugers collection aready)

I am also awaiting news on the reprint of the Kruger History volumes by Salomon Joubert.


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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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Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:19 am Unread post
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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Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:12 pm Unread post
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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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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Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:32 pm Unread post
I love this book... not just for the wild life and Kruger but the words of wisdom....

I had the unfortunate of having to have one of my old 4 leg friends put down last week and I went back and read his story of when his Airdale was sick......... :cry: Makes you cry your eyes out but at the end you feel better.


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Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:55 pm Unread post
Would be great if this book would be available in the Kruger camp shops, I never saw it so far but would love to get a copy!


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Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:53 am Unread post
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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Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:25 pm Unread post
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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Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:31 pm Unread post
gmlsmit wrote

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


I bought a copy this past December at Exclusive Books at the Waterfront, Cape Town.


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Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:50 pm Unread post
Just had a look online, and EB does list it.

So Memoirs must have been re-printed.


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Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:33 pm Unread post
Indeed, Yoda, it has. I have a brand new reprint.

I wish the same would happen with James Stevenson Hamilton's book.
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