Discussion in 'Hunting Pictures' started by AfricaHunting.com, Feb 15, 2013.
Very good pics, Willem, thanks for sharing !
vintage camping pictures [KNP]
The old pontoon over the crocodile-river near Malelane-1930
The Letaba tent camp erected during the winter of July-1954
KNP game viewing-1930
Observing lions in Kruger-1953
Those were the days when the cats were still wild and the lions not that far behind.....
[got you jane & bwana :kt: ] [lol] eace: !!
I've just received these historical pics and info....
IN THE LATE 1940s, Donald Ker and Syd Downey established the safari company in Kenya that bears their name. The following years saw the pair exploring East Africa to open it up for visitors.
Here they are pictured with their sturdy vehicle and team fording a river in Uganda.
These crossings can be fraught with danger, from too-deep water to a current that is dangerously swift-flowing. At this one, a raft of oil drums has been topped with a wooden platform, and a sand ramp created to allow the vehicle access to the ferry.
LADEN WITH CAMPING AND OTHER GEAR, a wagon drawn by a team of sturdy oxen departs from the wardens?ï½´ headquarters at Sabie Bridge (now Skukuza) in South Africas Kruger National Park. Kruger came into being in 1898 as the far smaller Sabie Game Reserve to preserve the wild herds that were being felled by hunters and poachers alike.
Its first warden was James Stevenson-Hamilton, a military man of Scottish birth, who was appointed in 1902. Accompanied by a small team of assistants and policemen, and using a wagon like the one shown here (the picture is dated 1908), he made regular patrols, counting the animals and helping to shield them from poaching by, in part, relieving the local villagers of their weapons.
Malaria was rife in South Africa's low-lying north-east, and there was little shelter from the summer heat. Temperatures regularly soared to between 40 and 46 ï½°C, prompting a later warden to write: 'One day I put a small dish of hens eggs on the shelf in the hut in which I slept, and I had forgotten all about them when some time later I heard a Cheep! Cheep!
I discovered that two chicks had hatched proof that my hut made an excellent incubator!
Today, a greatly expanded Kruger is home to a satisfying number and variety of animal species, and its wardens have the most up-to-date equipment.
I just stumbled on these superb old pics while browsing the web. I was wondering if anybody knows anything about them, especially the first one?
a couple of these pitures are already on a thread , here in the library somewhere , mate
by the crikey that's a sable , aint it ......
cant remember the thread s title , but its along the same lines as the one you've now started......
On the way to Ngorongoro in 1960.
Can't help you with your questions, but really enjoy seeing the photos.
The Elgin Gates photo has been around. I believe it is in his book "Trophy Hunter in Africa". If I remember correct Gates was the Mercury Outboard dealer for California or some of the Western States. I believe he was from Newport Beach. The book is worth the read. Especially the story of how he took one of the top 10 elephants in RW.
Always enjoy viewing the old photos that you post of Tanzania
@observe , this is the leopard that killed my G.G.Grandfather, Glen Leary, Harold Trollope was Glen's son in law. I will have to look up the dates in Harold's book to give correct year. The skin is still in the meusem in Skukuza. Harry Wolhouter and Hamilton-stevens, had asked Harold to help out with the lion and leopard problem the KNP was having, he shot over 400 lions in 3 years, they never counted the amount of leopard.
a friend asked if i would like to see some photos he had found of his grandparents from WW1, through him being a tea planter between the wars, to being involved with the armed forces in WW2. i have seen one of the tiger rugs that martin got from his grandfather at his house. some not to do with hunting but very interesting i think, and i am glad he showed me and sent them to me. i asked if it was ok to put the photos on here and he said go ahead. i love the caption with the leopard photo!
Mike, Please thank your friend for sharing with us his grandparents' wonderful photographs and moments, very interesting indeed and what an amazing life! Also thank you for bringing them to us Mike.
Not to be missed…
- His Imperial Majesty's Shoot, Nepal 1911: http://www.africahunting.com/threads/his-imperial-majestys-shoot.14993/
- Hunting Days India: http://www.africahunting.com/threads/hunting-days-india.2980/
- Tiger Cars: http://www.africahunting.com/threads/tiger-cars.15325/
Very interesting Simon. Thanks for sharing some family history.
What Jerome said!
A lot of very interesting photos and history attached to them. Tell your friend thanks for letting you post the photos. Your friends grandfather should have written a book.
Old pictures are really amazing. I like it. Thank you for sharing.
Love the photo of the leopard that disturbed a game of tennis. Brilliant understated comment.
I can imagine the scene:
"I say old fellow, do you mind awfully holding your serve for one moment, there's darned leopard stalking you and it's fair putting me off my ground strokes."
"Of course not my dear chap, I'll tell you what, you have first crack at the devil and if you miss, I'll finish him off. Only sporting what?"
"Certainly old man, we'll do away with him and then go for a spot of tiffin before the next set. It is nearly four o'clock after all.
Dang beast interrupting a dashed good game, bloody annoying what what!"
@Adrian , I can just picture their gun bearers running onto the court with their rifles...
Fantastic~Enjoyed very much~Saw a few of Osa Johnson also..Thanks
Fantastic pictures Jerome.
Thanks for sharing.
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