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The Kalahari Gemsbok National Park : 1931-1981

P van Wyk, E. A. N le Riche
Koedoe | Supplement | a566 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v27i2.566 | © 1984 P van Wyk, E. A. N le Riche | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 December 1984 | Published: 01 December 1984

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P van Wyk, National Parks Board of Trustees, South Africa
E. A. N le Riche, Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa

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The history and development of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park is inseparable from the well-known Le Riche family, although they were not directly in- volved in the establishment of the park. For this reason their history must form an integral part of this document. At about 1880, Christoffel, a son of the ancestor (Louis), trekked in a northwesterly direction with his three transport wagons, his young wife, three small children and a number of servants.


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