Monday, 22 March 2010

Car Crossing Moodies Drift

Nick Baalbergen Writes

Thought the attached photo may be of interest. It is of a span of oxen about to 'assist' a car across the Moodie's Drift crossing on the Sabi River.

This is a photo obtained from the Archives in Salisbury in the 70's.
The annotation reads........."Car crossing Moodies Drift. (National Archives Salisbury No 15836)". No date is given, but the fact that the Drift was still in use, would suggest that it pre-dates the construction of Birchenough Bridge, therefore pre 1933 - the vehicle looks like a 20's model.

Thanks to Nick Baalbergen for sharing his memories with ORAFs.


Saturday, 13 March 2010

Rhodesian Postcards: Rock Formation in Matopos

Text on postcard reads:-
Valentine and Sons, Ltd., Dundee and London
Card is annotated " This is a real photograph.
Printed in GT BRITAIN

Thanks to Diarmid Smith for sharing his memories with ORAFs

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Rhodesian Postcards: On The Way To The Matoppos

Cover of the postcard

Back Cover of the postcard

Printed in Germany
Card marked: Forsyth & Co., Parliament Street, Cape Town

what is of interest is the difference in internal and external postage charges as can be seen on the card.

Thanks to Diarmid Smith for sharing his memories with us.