Tag Archives: Mutarara

The Lion’s Share

Not long after the survey of the Zambezi delta by helicopter, during which my wife, Greet, stayed with Ann Merryweather in Mutarara while I was away, she flew back to South Africa in the AOC company Dakota. There was a … Continue reading

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A Tent in INHAMINGA

The agricultural survey firm I worked for became Loxton, Venn & Associates after Hunting, the British partner withdrew, as was the form in the early 70’s as the world tightened the screws on South Africa, with sanctions and embargoes, in … 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 Road to MOPEIA – 1972.

The worst thing I did to myself in 1972 was to stop writing a diary. My excuse was that there was no time, but there seems to have been time to write love-letters three of four times a week to … 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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