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The Ivory Trail - T.V. Bulpin

Unread post by Battis » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:58 pm

Hi eveyone,

I just read a very good book called The Ivory Trail by TV Bulpin. It is the story of legendary hunter/poacher 'Bvekenya'. It tells of his hunting expeditions that revolved around Crook's Corner, where he could take refuge from any of the 3 county's police.

A must read :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Pjw » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:57 pm

I read it years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is time to re-read it i think :D
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Unread post by wilmaw » Wed May 25, 2011 1:02 pm

I'm busy with it now... loving it so far. How times have changed, he?

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri May 27, 2011 9:28 am

I think that Bulpin remain one of the most readable historians, ever. He knows how to combine good research with entertainment. I have not yet had the pleasure of reading this book and will certainly add it onto my reading list.

Thank you.
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Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:05 pm

:dance: Just stumbled across this book in a second hand bookshop.

Also got another one, but seemed to be very interesting...guess what I will do tonight. :hmz:

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Unread post by Yoda » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:02 am

Kaapsedraai wrote: Just stumbled across this book in a second hand bookshop.



Kaapsedraai,

Can you please let me know what the ISBN is.
Thanks :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:33 am

yoda, this is an old book first printed 1954 and paperback edition 1981.

The ISBN 0 949956 19 8

Hope you will be able to find a copy
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Unread post by Yoda » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:47 am

Kaapsedraai, Thanks :thumbs_up:

ABE doesn't list a copy.
And it is not available on Kindle.
So I will have to keep a look out.

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Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:23 am

'The Ivory Trail' is about the life of the legendary Cecil Barnard or better know in his Shangane name 'Bvekenya' (The -one-who-swaggers-as-he-walks) during the late 1800 to 1929 at Crooks Corner and the adjacent areas.

Besides the hunt for ivory, it provides one with wonderful insights about the life at this interesting place, the tribes in the area, the challenges with Rhodesia and Mozambique, the tribe customs and other interesting facts. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories, learned a lot and would definitely recommend this read to other.
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Unread post by Scadoxus » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:11 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, gave a lot of information on the northern areas of Kruger. Would recommend this!


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