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Things I Remember About Oranjemund! / Re: Oranjemund Telephone Directory 50's 60's
« Last post by henniek on October 17, 2017, 01:25:42 PM »
Yes Michael - it was similar. one of the old type - with the crank handle. suitable for a party line. It might very well be the same phone . The two batteries looks as if the really served their time
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@hennie,

Something like the attached photograph.... this is the phone in the desert on a pole near Chamais.... not sure if it is the same one that you are referring to though..... Funny feeling standing out there in the middle of nowhere with a telephone on a pole...

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Things I Remember About Oranjemund! / Re: Oranjemund Telephone Directory 50's 60's
« Last post by henniek on October 16, 2017, 01:07:39 PM »
Not far from Chamais , quite a distance away from the road , one finds a 200 L drum , and a weathered notice board telling you that you are out of bounds. A joker added underneath " If lost - phone 3869 "  . Four digits  .  Oranjemund phone numbers then were only three digits -  my number was 869 until we got the new exchange - and added more phones and a number 3 exchange for town . and MY number in town became 3869 - and on top of that - I wonder - If lost where would one find a working Phone [ that can dial digits ]to call for help on phone number 3869 ??   I took a photograph  of the notice board  . I must just search  for it
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Oranjemund Video / Re: Oranjemund The Town I Loved So Well!
« Last post by henniek on October 16, 2017, 12:50:46 PM »
Michael - a superb recording of the song " the town I loved so well " was done by Phil Coulter & singer Nathan Carter
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Lost Diamonds! / RIP ~ Graham Williamson!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on October 16, 2017, 09:21:27 AM »
Another huge loss for Oranjemund and the local area. A very knowledgeable man has passed on.

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We are sad to share the news of the passing of Dr Graham Williamson, husband of Francoise and father of Anna-Lise, Mags, Joanne and Carolyn.  Graham was a dentist, an artist, a photographer, an explorer, and a collector (of many things) with a passion for nature and adventure.  Graham  was born in Harare (Salisbury) Zimbabwe in 1932 and collected his first succulent at the age of six.  He spent a lifetime travelling, collecting, photographing and documenting,  all over the world, but mainly in southern  and central Africa.  He has written three books on plants and the environment,  one of which he co-authored with his wife.  He collected and illustrated over 450 plant species, has described at least  60 new plant  species and subspecies in 23 genera. Both he and Francoise, his wife, have been commemorated in the naming of succulent plants and several indigenous orchids.  Most of all he was a wonderful husband to Francoise, who shared all his adventures with enthusiasm.  He was an inspiring father who passed on his discipline, integrity, humour and passion for life to his four daughters.   Graham passed away on 12  October peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.  He will be sadly missed.
 
We will have a memorial to celebrate his life on Saturday, 21 October at 3.00 at 21 Pillans Road, Rosebank, Cape Town.
 

Condolences to the Family!
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I can see my Dad's name...W. Jonker. We were there in February 1958 (when I was born) and left in April 1968 for Australia.
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Lost Diamonds! / Re: RIP - Denzil Weidemann
« Last post by henniek on October 12, 2017, 04:16:02 PM »
Condolences to the family -
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Oranjemund Video / Re: Oranjemund The Town I Loved So Well!
« Last post by henniek on October 12, 2017, 04:13:56 PM »
Thank you Michael for the pic and the video . I enjoyed .And as you mentioned . One thing that nobody can take from you is your memories.
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Lost Diamonds! / RIP - Denzil Weidemann
« Last post by Michael Alexander on October 12, 2017, 07:57:33 AM »
Another diamond Character departed.....

RIP Denzil, Keep the Mansions upstairs Rocking on!

Condolences to Tammy, Darryl, Warren and the rest of the mob.

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Lost Diamonds! / Re: RIP ~ Woltemade Jonker!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on October 12, 2017, 07:55:40 AM »
Condolences to the family!
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