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Big game hunting in late 1800's
on 13 July 2011
Wonderful description by the hunter himself of what it was like hunting in the late 1800's in Southern Africa . To anyone who has lived in big game country in Africa in the 50's (as I did) or so it is so interesting. His prowess at shooting elephant made him famous of course and the number he killed unbelievable ( but true). However if one has never been to Africa, let alone lived in the bush, it will come as a shock to read what life was like on safari in those days (as opposed to the luxury travel now) and the number of elephants and buffalo and other game killed for their ivory,skins etc.and to get rich is appalling info.The perpetual slaughter makes gruesome reading. However, as an autobiography of a young man of 24 years straight from Europe in 1864 with no experience , it's absorbing.