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Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 1st edition

Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 1st edition

This is the 1st edition/volume of the history series Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past.
Rusch, Walter; Goldbeck, Mannfred; Jacobie, Nicolette; le Roux, Iris; Stoldt, Inke; Kanzler, Sven-Eric; Rockstroh, Christina
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Title: Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 1st edition
Authors: Walter Rusch; Mannfred Goldbeck; Nicolette Jacobie; Iris le Roux; Inke Stoldt; Sven-Eric Kanzler; Christina Rockstroh
Series: Gondwana History, Vol 1
Publisher: Gondwana Publishers
Namibia, 2011
ISBN 9789994572120 / ISBN 978-99945-72-12-0
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 93 pages, 85 images, 3 maps, English text

About: Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 1st edition

Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past was merely intended as a series on captivating occurrences in Namibia's past, published once a week by the local dailies Republikein and Allgemeine Zeitung. But soon requests from readers started pouring in, usually about whether Gondwana could please send a copy of a story that Mannfred Goidbeck they had missed in the paper, and the series developed a life of its own. The stories, in random order, are self-contained and illustrate different facets of Namibia's rich history, culture and natural environment. In some cases more pictures have been added. How did the spanspek and Murder Hill get their names? What did a train steward have to do with the mass mortality in the POW camp at Aus? And where is the grave of famous explorer and trader Charles Andersson? The answer to these and other questions from Namibia's past are provided in an entertaining way in our series of story collections 'Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past'.

Content: Gondwana History: Memorable Moments from Namibia's Past, 1st edition

Preface
Court decision 1909: by imperial decree!
How did the camel thorn tree get its name?
Witness to the sinking of the brig Tilly
Union patriot imprisoned at Namutoni
Springbok hunt in 1853 documents abundance of game
Seeheim applies for legal prostitution
Rhino hunt results in the founding of Henties Bay
The first European patrol reaches Sossusvlei
Captain de Meillon: brave, dashing and bold
Canyon Lodge celebrates centenary
Inquisitive herd of zebra causes panic
From foot soldier to bomber command
Camel expedition conquers highest dunes on earth
Coughing steward serves death to train passengers
1961: the rush for new Rand notes
Expedition of no return
Jackals meet their match
The Orange river, named by an explorer of note
Rediscovery of Andersson's final resting place
A Spanish lady leaves a lasting impression in southern Africa
Horses' death trek to Swakopmund
Matchball on top of Brukkaros
Commemorating Dingaan's Day
Murder Hill, reminder of a bloody battle
Farmers' lime boosts building industry
Sources and literature
Index of names
Index of places
Map: South West Africa under South African Administration