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HIDDEN KAROO

HIDDEN KAROO

HIDDEN KAROO by Patricia Kramer & Alain Proust This is a truly beautiful portrayal of a fascinating region in South Africa.  The Karoo is a vast land of limitless plains, flat-topped mountains and valleys, dry river-beds and glowing sunsets.  This rugged...

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THE GREAT NEED

THE GREAT NEED

THE GREAT NEED by Sandy Dacombe Ferrar. An absorbing record of the dedication and bravery of a handful of nuns, from the School Sisters of  St Francis who, on arrival to a dilapidated farm mission near Barberton, in South Africa, found to their deep consternation that...

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SPECIAL AIR SERVICE – The Men Speak

SPECIAL AIR SERVICE – The Men Speak

SPECIAL AIR SERVICE - The Men Speak by Jonathan Pittaway. A unique historical record, recounted by the men who were involved, this superbly presented book tells of the exploits and bravery of the Rhodesian Special Air Service men. Little was known of the Rhodesian...

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1820 SETTLERS

1820 SETTLERS

1820 SETTLERS Edited by John Wilmot. This is an amazing collection of the histories of the 1820 Settlers, many written by their descendants, with numerous photographs of the people, paintings and newspaper reportsof that era. Edited by John Wilmot, on behalf of the...

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Eavesdropping on early Natal

Eavesdropping on early Natal

Eavesdropping on early Natal by Carol MacCallum. “Three hundred and forty one years after Vasco da Gama landed on the east coast of Africa in 1497 and named it Natal, the first white settlers arrived in 1838.”  So begins the fascinating history of Natal. The...

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