The Golden Republic

T.V Bulpin

This is a brilliant book of the birth, life and death of the old Republic written in the tell-tale style Bulpin does so well.
Date Published :
November 2016
Publisher :
Protea Boekhuis
Contributor(s) :
Charles Thomas Astley-Maberly
Illustration :
b/w illustrations throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781485305682
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The Golden Republic tells of the adventure that raised the Republic to its peak and the complex intrigues that brought it down to the dust; of misfortune and riches, and despair of such magnitude that the birth of a Republic seemed inevitable considering the economic disaster it at times experienced … Until gold poked out its shiny head and gave hope again. The characters who crowded into diggers’ towns were some of the wildest and most colourful ever known in the Transvaal. From all over South Africa they flocked to the scene, in the hope of finding fortune. Most of them were just opportunists, who knew nothing about gold except how to spend it.

About The Author

Thomas Victor Bulpin (1918–1999) was a writer about African big game hunters, South African travel and history. He was a well-known and very prolific travel writer – he wrote 29 books and thousands of pamphlets and features on southern Africa for magazines and newspapers. An inveterate traveller, he was the author of classics such as Islands in a forgotten sea, The Ivory Trail, Natal and the Zulu Country, The Hunter is Death, Storm over the Transvaal and the Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa.

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