Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Snake-man Returns.

By mid-August, Charles Howard (Jed) had recovered sufficiently to return to Head Office of Loxton, Hunting & Associates in Johannesburg to work his notice, which I thought was a cruel requirement for somebody being fired. The gaboon viper that had … Continue reading

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Inhamitanga – mapping.

My only-one-year-old 6-cylinder Land Rover was playing up. Beside the trouble with the front steering arm falling off, it had been sent to Beira to have the differential overhauled a month or two back, the speedo-cable kept breaking, which made … Continue reading

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Inhamitanga, Mozambique.

By the Monday, 20th August 1972, after our return to the Zambezi, I had stocked up my supplies and equipment at our survey company’s base camp in Mutarara/Dona Ana, and driven to Inhamitanga, the only village in my new area. … Continue reading

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INHASORRO – Mozambique

Mid-August, 1972: My good friend, Bruce Barichievy, was now an item with fellow-field technician, Joey Bowbrick. The two of them had plans to either go to the Comores for a few days, or Paradise Island. The field staff of Loxton, … Continue reading

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Frelimo Attack.

In July 1972, after my friend Charles Howard (Jed) was flown out of the Zambezi Valley, Mozambique, with blackwater fever, and Terry Haffern with hepatitis, the rest of the team shared their survey areas to finish the mapping and wrap … Continue reading

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