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Offline Michael Alexander

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I am writing a book on the lives and experiences of Oranjemunders, past and present.

This book will include anecdotes, stories, memories, recollections, sketches, adventures and yarns or legends.  It will focus mainly on funny, entertaining and interesting incidents.

The scope of the book will include all areas around our town, the mining areas, the Sperrgebiet and all areas in and around Lüderitz. Accounts of camping trips to surrounding areas (such as the Richtersveld, Beauvallon, Brandkaros, Baken and Rosh Pinah are also welcome).

Anyone who would like to make submissions of stories and photos should please do so to:
 
ursula@oranjemundonline.com 

or post to:

 P O Box 653, Oranjemund, Namibia, 9000.

Articles and photos will be returned afterwards if preferred.

Credit will be given to each photo or article included in the final version of the book.

Interviews will be done if possible and feasible. Translations can be done for submissions in languages other than English, Afrikaans or German.

This is your chance to tell the world what you remember best of life in this special place……Oranjemund.

Thank you,

Ursula Nieuwoudt
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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 08:54:20 PM »
It's about time somebody decided to preserve the tales of the Oranjemund folk, a unique town with unique folk now scattered around the world.... so I urge you all to support this project and send your memories to Ursula.

Please feel free to leave your comments on this board.....

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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 07:35:34 AM »
 :emot112_2: Great idea Ursula!

This forum is a great starting point for a lot of anecdotes, stories, memories, recollections, sketches, adventures and yarns or legends. You can freely use any of my posted material, I don't have any copyright issues...lol
Good luck with the book.

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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 09:06:58 AM »
Hi Carl,

Lovely to meet you. Thanks for the message, will look for and hopefully find (in this absolute maze of info!) your own stories :-)
Ursula

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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 01:02:24 PM »
Free  to use any of my material posted on the site as well ...
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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 03:06:13 PM »
Hi Sandy, thanks so much, much obliged. Swimming amongst the sharks here :-) Immersing myself, going deep sea fishing or should that rather be 'trawling' for information?
Best regards, Ursula

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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 03:50:33 PM »
Hi Ursula ,
               I would suggest  go to profile , there is a posts  line there by clicking on it opens ,, I would suggest start at the last page  ( if my memory serves me right # 343  or something . ) .... any further info needed  just drop a line ,,

        Regards  and good luck !!  Sandy
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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 04:08:32 PM »
I have many posts here myself and some good photo's amongst the cr*p I've posted. Feel Free.
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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 05:23:24 PM »
Hi Ursula, likewise from us as well, use whatever you want but most of all, GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR VENTURE....................
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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2012, 11:20:42 PM »
Yeah,Ursula feel free to use anything on this forum,but do not put Mike Voden on the front page......pleaase. image201 image201 image201 swink
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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 08:56:16 AM »
Hi everyone, thanks very much for your helpfulness. I'm getting into things, taking some time to get 're-acquainted' with O'mund and all its history. Was fairly up to par when still working but can apparently no longer access the files in the upstairs department daringly called my brain (smile).
Have a lovely weekend.
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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 10:09:12 AM »
Ursula is still busy with this project, so come on you auld folk, share those memories, no point in taking them to the grave with you...

Contact Ursula on ursula@oranjemundonline.com 

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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2012, 12:12:03 PM »
Hi thanks Mike,

Update: Went to Windhoek last week, (thank you very much, Riaan), where I was lucky enough to interview some very interesting people. Does anyone remember Uwe Holm, Johann Rokitta or Walter Rusch? The latter, inter alia, wrote a fabulous book: 100 Years Of State Railways In Namibia. Belinda also gave me a lot of contacts who might have lots of stories :-) Wolfie Trossbach was unfortunately unavailable, but will hopefully see him later.

Would love others online to send me some stories. I'm also hoping to get some stories from youngsters who went to school here. This book is not just for stories from the past, but for contemporary ones too. Pseudonyms or just referrals to "J did this" or "P did that" are also fine. Thank you very much in anticipation, and have a lovely day, Ursula

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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 01:07:22 AM »
Hi Ursula,
                 I came on this topic only recently and would like to add my congrats for such a great project. Please feel free to use anything I have posted.

A useful contact with a group of the older generation is Ricky Barron whose mother and her friends have memories of the town going back to the Fifties. Also Gordon Dally of that era.
Bob Molloy

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Re: SUBMISSIONS FOR INCLUSION IN NEW BOOK ON LIFE OF 'ORANJEMUNDERS'
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2013, 02:00:31 PM »
Hi Mike, any news on Ursula's book?
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