By O. Köhler
No. forty five in a sequence of presidency guides titled "Ethnological Publications." This factor discusses Grootfontein district: historical past, mines, exertions, SWANLA, demographics, city parts, ethnicity, and different information.
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The construction work on the irrigation canals, much of which was rock work involving dynamiting, on which five or six hundred men were employed (with an additional 500 in a flux of going between the camps and the town on sprees or sobering up) made Sunday a busy day for me. One Sunday afternoon while I was busy in the private room patching up the battered head and cut face of an hombre who had been mixed up in a fight, I heard unsteady footsteps come down the hallway; they entered my reception room where several people were waiting.
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