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    1840's, Capt. Cornwallis Harris?
    "Innocence is a wild trout. But we humans, being complicated, have to pursue innocence in complex ways" - Datus Proper

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    Chris
    You are about 40 years out

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    1840's, Capt. Cornwallis Harris?
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    Well, then it can't be the 1820 Settlers.
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    Before the Settlers
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    Jeez Craig, you've got me racking my brains here. It must surely have been one of the early explorers/specimen hunters? How about François Le Vaillant? His third trip was round about the time you refer to, when he travelled to Namaqualand and as far as the Orange. I unfortunately sold my copy of the reprint, so I am a bit sketchy on the details.
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    How about an ancestor of Ed Truter and his mate Somerville
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    Ah ok I think William Somerville was the original Stream X guy! From my research I glean that he was not very partial to favouring the public with whatever knowledge he had accumulated! My kind of guy! lol
    Last edited by Chris Shelton; 25-08-14 at 06:26 PM.
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