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Matabeleland & the Victoria Falls: the letters and journals of Frank Oates, 1873-1875
C. G. Oates

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On New Year's Eve 1874, the British explorer and naturalist Frank Oates became one of the first Europeans since David Livingstone to see the magnificent Victoria Falls. A  month later, aged just 34, he was dead from malaria.

This book draws on the original diaries, letters, paintings and sketches of Frank Oates to paint a vivid picture of the Victorian exploration of Central Africa. It documents his encounters with legendary rulers such as King Lobengula of the Ndebele and larger-than-life characters like the ivory hunter Frederick Selous, and records Oates' final, fatal trek through the Zambezi Valley towards Victoria Falls.

Offering the modern reader an unparalleled view of nineteenth-century Africa at a period of transition, Matabeleland and The Victoria Falls is detailed, personal, and always compelling.           

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  • Matabeleland & the Victoria Falls: the letters and journals of Frank Oates, 1873-1875, by C. G. Oates
  • First published by C. Kegan Paul, London, 1881
  • 212 pages
  • 6" by 9" approx (154mm x 234mm)
  • Full colour softback perfect-bound cover
  • 37 original black and white illustrations
  • Publication date: 1 April 2007
  • ISBN: 0955393647
  • ISBN 13: 9780955393648
  • Cover price 12.95 (12.95 pounds sterling)
  • Published by Jeppestown Press, London, United Kingdom
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