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Oranjemund Bush Telegraph! / Re: So It begins ~ Wildlife getting Slaughtered?
« Last post by derek on July 19, 2017, 06:36:20 PM »
That is sad and makes me angry even though it is forty years since I left town, The wildlife was always special and gave a different feel to the town, gemsbok in your garden at night, jackals chasing rabbits on the golf course, ostrich and snakes on the golf course, and big tortoises crossing the road on the way to Port Nolloth.
It will be difficult to stop the killing, you must remember what my grandfather taught me, "There is no cure for stupid ".

Derek
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We mentioned it on here years ago, that when our town opened, one of the main assets , the roaming wildlife would be threatened...

Well, we have not even opened our doors yet and I have been informed of a certain individual snaring Gemsboks/Springboks, cutting their necks and selling the meat locally from the back of his bakkie...

I heard that local conservation officials are aware of this, but seem reluctant to do anything about it.....


We had three things that made Oranjemund unique, that were going to make this town an attraction, that I mentioned years back, that nobody wanted to hear...

1) The Security
2) The Wildlife
3) The Cleanliness......

and....we are busy neglecting all three........

 ThatStinks2
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Lost Diamonds! / Re: RIP ~ Roland Kuffner!
« Last post by henniek on July 09, 2017, 08:04:33 PM »
such nice stories - thanks. my memory is getting misty about us , the old timers 
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Looking For Oranjemunders! / Re: Looking for Francis Lindhout
« Last post by Leon Sumter on June 27, 2017, 04:47:02 PM »
The Lindhouts owned the local cafe am I right. I remember Cora calling a box of matches as ''ein dowsie lowsies''
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Looking For Oranjemunders! / Re: Looking for PPJ!
« Last post by Leon Sumter on June 27, 2017, 04:43:27 PM »
I have no idea what Jake's Yamaha cost, probably a small amount by today's standards. Remember in those days us appies were earning R85 a month depending upon your school and technical qualifications. My 50cc (illegal) bike was built up from bits and pieces I found lying around the appie single quarters. I put in a 70cc barrel and piston kit so it actually a 70cc Honda. The metallic green paint job was done at the Town Garage where I started off with my appieship. Were talking 47 years ago.
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Oranjemund Bush Telegraph! / The new DeBeers Diamond Vessel!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on June 16, 2017, 06:44:12 PM »
Designed from the ground up by DeBeers to mine the coast off Oranjemund, The SS Nujoma was launched....

LINK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4611248/The-diamond-hunter-sets-sail.html

Nice to see the mail picking up the article...
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My Holiday Trip / Re: Luderitz - Nowhere Quite Like It!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on June 15, 2017, 06:13:14 PM »
Nice article, with stunning photographs...

Thanks for the link Pete!
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Looking For Oranjemunders! / Re: Looking for PPJ!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on June 15, 2017, 05:45:35 PM »
Thanks for that Leon, all those long haired lovers from Liverpool,
 
 sorriso2

Can you recall the price of one of those bikes back in the day?
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Looking For Oranjemunders! / Re: Looking for PPJ!
« Last post by Leon Sumter on June 15, 2017, 03:55:13 PM »
Jakes on his yellow Yamaha 125, Pepe kneeling in front, me on my green Honda 70, Andre Hanekom at rear on right.
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