The Dorsland Trek - Call for help!

Started by June Barnes on Monday, February 6, 2012

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2/6/2012 at 11:06 PM

Does anyone have more information about this Trek - please go and help Private User on this project!

Alexander Armenis manager of Gert Andries Jacobus, Kmdt. en leier van die 1ste Dorslandtrek just up your street?

http://www.geni.com/projects/South-Africa-The-Dorsland-Trek

Private User
2/7/2012 at 12:48 AM

Have marked it.

2/7/2012 at 12:56 AM

I would love to help..

2/7/2012 at 12:58 AM

I have added you Pamela! Found an amazing account at
http://www.oocities.org/athens/rhodes/1266/historical-thirstlandtre...

Private User
2/7/2012 at 5:55 AM

Many thanks - will check out all the references you give!

Private User
2/7/2012 at 5:57 AM

@ Pamela and Alexander ... will be in touch with you soon!

2/7/2012 at 9:20 AM

Sure, will be glad to help out.

Private User
2/7/2012 at 11:49 AM

One of the anecdotes passed on through the family is that my ouma's sister, Anna Coetzer who was married to a van Vuuren went on the Dorslandtrek. She died during childbirth and the child survived, however with no parents! My ouma's father, Cornelis Johannes Coetzer, desperately tried to trace this child, but never succeeded.

Is there any way that I could try to find out what happened to this child and her/his descendants?

2/7/2012 at 11:55 AM

Try Jurie Viljoen at juriev@iway.na

Private User
2/7/2012 at 11:56 AM

After reading one of June's links and reading about the elephant hunts, another sibling of my ouma, her brother Kosie Coetzer (not sure of his Christian names) had a deformed foot - probably a club foot - and was killed by an elephant while hunting "somewhere during a trek".

I wonder if this is possibly also on the Dorslandtrek?

Private User
2/7/2012 at 12:00 PM

Thanks Daan!

Private User
2/7/2012 at 12:00 PM

Thanks Daan!

2/7/2012 at 12:09 PM

Jurie is the coordinator of a cultural historic centre in Windhoek and also served on the centenary committee of the Dorsland Trek and might still have a couple of booklets on the subject. I wiil have a look at my copies when back home again in March

2/7/2012 at 11:22 PM

Have a look here, some helpful information and some history:

http://netwerk-plek.org/dorsland/argiewe.htm

Private User
2/8/2012 at 6:22 AM

Once again, thank you everyone! Will take some time to thoroughly read and digest the information. I hope to find our "lost" relative!

Private User
2/8/2012 at 6:22 AM

Once again, thank you everyone! Will take some time to thoroughly read and digest the information. I hope to find our "lost" relative!

2/8/2012 at 8:00 AM
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