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MEMOIRS OF GENERAL BEN BOUWER

£50.00

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Human Sciences Research Council, Protoria 1980. Book is in good condition. Illustrated with b&w photos and includes map in pocket at back. Jacket shows some wear at edges but is clean with only a very slight tear at bottom front.


GENERAL BEN BOUWER 1875-1938. He was born in 1875 in the Kalahari Desert during the Thirstland Trek, Bouwer grew up in Angola and was educated in Portuguese at Mossamedes. Here he acquired a wide knowledge of African languages. On moving to Pretoria, he became interpreter to the Law Courts. He fought in the campaign against Malaboch, and then joined the Transvaal post office as a telegraphist.
During the Jameson Raid he carried important messages as a dispatch rider. With the Ermelo commando he took part in the Boer invasion of Natal during the South African War, attaining the rank of Veg-Generaal (Fighting General). Under General Smuts General Bouwer fought in the invasion of the Cape, and helped negotiate the Peace of Vereeniging.
He became a prospector, and was among the discoverers of the Rooiberg tin mines in the northern Transvaal. In 1907 he was appointed an inspector in the Transvaal Police. After the establishment of the Union Defence Force in 1912, he served as Staff Officer in Graaf-Reinet until he retired because of ill-health in 1916.

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Author(s):
P J LE RICHE
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 Ins
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
086965618x
Number of pages:
365
Publisher:
HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL PRETORIA
Title:
MEMOIRS OF GENERAL BEN BOUWER

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Human Sciences Research Council, Protoria 1980. Book is in good condition. Illustrated with b&w photos and includes map in pocket at back. Jacket shows some wear at edges but is clean with only a very slight tear at bottom front.


GENERAL BEN BOUWER 1875-1938. He was born in 1875 in the Kalahari Desert during the Thirstland Trek, Bouwer grew up in Angola and was educated in Portuguese at Mossamedes. Here he acquired a wide knowledge of African languages. On moving to Pretoria, he became interpreter to the Law Courts. He fought in the campaign against Malaboch, and then joined the Transvaal post office as a telegraphist.
During the Jameson Raid he carried important messages as a dispatch rider. With the Ermelo commando he took part in the Boer invasion of Natal during the South African War, attaining the rank of Veg-Generaal (Fighting General). Under General Smuts General Bouwer fought in the invasion of the Cape, and helped negotiate the Peace of Vereeniging.
He became a prospector, and was among the discoverers of the Rooiberg tin mines in the northern Transvaal. In 1907 he was appointed an inspector in the Transvaal Police. After the establishment of the Union Defence Force in 1912, he served as Staff Officer in Graaf-Reinet until he retired because of ill-health in 1916.

Author(s):
P J LE RICHE
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 Ins
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
086965618x
Number of pages:
365
Publisher:
HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL PRETORIA
Title:
MEMOIRS OF GENERAL BEN BOUWER

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