Tag Archives: Brian Nicholson

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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Blackwater Fever.

There was no doubt that Charles Howard (Jed) treated his own life lightly, and was thus selfish to those that loved him, but there were very few occasions where he put anyone else at risk without provocation, that I knew … Continue reading

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Across the SHIRĒ River.

It had been the first occasion that Charles Howard (Jed) went to the main office of Loxton, Hunting & Associates in Mutarara, Mozambique. Survey Team Leader, Frank Merryweather, had his home and family there as well as his office and … Continue reading

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The MORRUMBALA MONSTER

Watching Charles Howard (Jed) catch snakes, and having seen how easy it was, I was sure that I could do it myself. So, when I saw two puff adders together on the track, I stopped my Landy and cut myself … Continue reading

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Assistant SNAKE-CATCHER.

As natural resources surveyors, the first pit that we would dig and describe, sample and classify, when we settled into a new area, would be the pit latrine. Then we would cover it with saplings, leaves and earth before building … Continue reading

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