Monthly Archives: March 2013

MOZAMBIQUE – Hunting: birth of a bunny-hugger.

Most bunny-huggers have never hunted. They have never taken the life of any animal for whatever reason, be it mercy, survival, commercial or sport. Maybe imagination or film documentaries are enough to trigger an abhorrence of taking a life. Some … Continue reading

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MOZAMBIQUE – Mutarara & Shakwe

Gathering in Mutarara on the north bank of the Zambezi River in September 1971, there were eight field technicians as well as a laboratory tech, all led by Frank Merryweather. Loxton, Hunting & Associates had landed the substantial contract to … Continue reading

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MOZAMBIQUE – A Major Assault.

Under orders to head south from Alto Molocue to Mutarara on the Zambezi in Mozambique, Norman Trevor-Jones and I loaded our Land Rovers and left for Mocuba to spend the night there. Mocuba is the seat of the Mocuba district … Continue reading

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MOZAMBIQUE – Alto Molocue

4th June 1971. A twenty-four years old in a Land Rover, loaded with six months supplies and a rifle and shotgun stashed away, left Salisbury, Rhodesia, headed for Mozambique, via Malawi. Who was he, that lucky swine? Me! ¬† I … Continue reading

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A Prior Engagement.

Soon after I got back to work, agricultural surveying in Shangaan-land, I was informed that,¬†firstly, I was to join the team in northern Mozambique, and secondly, was given the go-ahead to order my own new Series II Land Rover! Joy, … Continue reading

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