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Image from page 24 of “A naturalist in the Transvaal” (1892)
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Title: A naturalist in the Transvaal
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: Distant, William Lucas, 1845-1922
Subjects: Zoology — South Africa Transvaal Transvaal (South Africa) — Description and travel
Publisher: London, R.H. Porter
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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Firewood 20 President Kriiger 29 Chera progne. Male in nuptial plumage 38 Batraehians devouring Termites 49 After the Rains. Coleoptera 51 Buteo desertorum. Post of Observation 56 Dendritic Markings in Quartzite 58 Hemisaga prcedatoria, n. sp 63 Locust-swarm in Pretoria 71 The Monitor (Varanus niloticus] 77 Cfonia wahlberyi 83 Native Hut, Spelonken 94 XVI LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. PAGE Castellated Residence in Zoutpansberg 97 Magwamba Woman crushing Meal 101 Native Arts of tlie Spelonken facing 102 Magwamba War-Axes 103 Magwamba Assegais and Shield 105 Native Iron-smelting 109 Magwamba Carvings 114 Apple-destroyers in Natal 115 Mylabris transversalis on Rose 127 Kafir Shepherd 132 Native Policeman 141 Glaucoma distanti 175 Spirostreptus transvaalicus 182 COLOURED PLATES : Tab. I. New Species of Coleoptera.II. ,. Rhynchota. III. Lepidoptera and Rhynchota. IV. Orthoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymeno- ptera, and Coleoptera. UNCOLOURED PLATE : Tab. V. New Species of Arachnida and Hymenoptera. ( 1 )
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GOOD-BYE TO THE TEXDER. CHAPTER I. TO PRETORIA. Sail for South Africa.^—Passengers illustrate evolutionary factors in theformation of a Colony.—Zoological observations at sea.—Flying-fish.—Malays at Cape Town.—South-African Museum.—Port Elizabeth.—Different routes to the Transvaal.—Durban.—Railway views betweenDurban and Newcastle.—Coach-travelling and its incidents.—MajubaHill and scenes of late Boer War.—Extermination of the ruminant-fauna.— Johannesburg after the boom.—Pretoria; botanical features ;design of the town. ON a fine June day in 1890, the Norham Castleslowly hauled through the Dock-gates and steameddown the river, to carry many hopes and fears to SouthAfrica. At . Dartmouth our principal contingent ofpassengers joined the vessel and we sped South. It isa well-established rule that readers shall be spared thedreary recital of a voyage that has now lost all itsromance with increased speed and additional comfort,though a floating hotel was a stro
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