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A Swing-Bridge Saga near the Potholes

“During the school holidays, my partner Willie Roodt took his family on a tour in his Kombi, near to the Blyde Canyon area where we were gold panning. The team of workers and I took a day off from work. … Continue reading

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…..That’s Where he Struck it Lucky !

There was an aged prospector named John Bourke. He tried his luck by prospecting in the Pilgrim’s and Blyde Canyon areas for a long time – but with very little success. He eventually landed up at the point where Bourke’s … Continue reading

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A Short Biography of Abel Erasmus

ERASMUS Jacobus Abel: Born in Weenen, Natal, on 8 February 1845 to the voortrekker family of Jacobus Johannes Petrus Erasmus and his wife, Maria Margaredia Cadierina (nee Jordaan). His father died shortly after his birth and his mother decided to … Continue reading

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