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Published by D. Nelson in Cape Town .
Written in English



  • Namaqualand (South Africa)


  • Namaqualand (South Africa) -- Pictorial works.,
  • Namaqualand (South Africa) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Translation of: Namakwaland, dorsland in die blom.

StatementChris Jansen ; text, A.A.J. van Niekerk ; [translated into English by Anna Jonker].
ContributionsVan Niekerk, A. A. J. 1931-
LC ClassificationsDT846.N3 J3613 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination[142] p. :
Number of Pages142
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3229071M
ISBN 100909238693
LC Control Number83140972

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