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Title:The early hunters
Author:Friend, Alec
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe
Geographic terms:Botswana
South Africa
colonial period
Abstract:The author presents the history of early hunting and hunters in southern Africa, including present-day South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. 19th-century hunters came to Africa after the elephant. The elephant meant ivory and ivory meant wealth. South Africa was a hunter's paradise, but the ivory hunters moved northwards in search of the great elephant herds, to the lands of the Tswana, Lake Ngami, the Shashi and the banks of the Limpopo. Attention is paid to the Boer hunters, who were among the earliest hunters in this country, including Jan Viljoen, Petrus Jacobs and Martinus Swartz; and the European hunters, including Henry Hartley, William Finaughty, George Westbeech, George Phillips, F.C. Selous, and, around the turn of the century, P.J. Pretorius. [ASC Leiden abstract]