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Namibia with heart and soul
10.03.2015

Gondwana History – Memorable Moments from Namibia’s Past

Gondwana History I – Memorable Moments from Namibia’s Past

How did the spanspek and Murder Hill get their names? What did a train steward have to do with the mass mortality in the POW camp at Aus? And where is the grave of famous explorer and trader Charles Andersson? The answer to these and other questions from Namibia's past are provided in an entertaining way in our series of story collections...[more]

Category: Stamps & Stories

10.03.2015

The First World War in Namibia

The First World War in Namibia

'The First World War in Namibia. August 1914 - July 1915' by Gordon McGregor and Mannfred Goldbeck marks the hundredth anniversary of the 1914-1918 World War. The Great War or the First World War, as it later became known, continues to cast an immense shadow on us today, its course and effects having played a large part in shaping the world as we...[more]

Category: Stamps & Stories

10.03.2015

The People of Namibia’s Eastern Zambezi Region

The People of Namibia’s Eastern Zambezi Region

Namibia's eastern Zambezi Region, formerly known as East Caprivi, is home to the BaSubiya, BaYeyi, MaFwe, MaFwe-MaMbalangwe, HaMbukushu, MaTotela and Khwe people. Once dominated by foreign rulers such as the BaLozi and MaKololo, as well as several colonial powers, today they represent a unique cultural heritage shaped by their multi-faceted...[more]

Category: Stamps & Stories

10.03.2015

A Profile and Atlas of the Cuvelai–Etosha Basin

A Profile and Atlas of the Cuvelai–Etosha Basin

This book is the result of research to collect and present all kinds of interesting information, maps and photographs about the Cuvelai Basin. This Basin is perhaps unique and largely unknown to the rest of the world. Imagine not just one river, but a vast network of river channels shared between Angola and Namibia, never reaching the sea, but...[more]

Category: Stamps & Stories

10.03.2015

Stamps & Stories – 50 Stories on Namibia’s Postage Stamps

Stamps & Stories I – 50 Stories on Namibia’s Postage Stamps

"If postage stamps could talk they would have lots of stories to tell... In theies books they actually do." This is what the text on the back cover of the book "Stamps & Stories I" promises. Two volumes have been published by Gondwana Collection Namibia in cooperation with Namibia Post Limited. Stamps & Stories I and II...[more]

Category: Stamps & Stories

10.03.2015

The Elephant’s Wisdom – A Gondwana Fable

The Elephant’s Wisdom – A Gondwana Fable

The Elephant's wisdom is a fable written by GR von Wielligh in 1922 about Etosha and its animals. Years ago, the animals had only each other as food, and this was a big concern. Read how Enormous Elephant, heron's feathers and Tall Giraffes plan brought balance to the area. The story was illustrated by Karel Swanepoel and rewritten by Jessica...[more]

Category: Stamps & Stories

09.03.2015

David Levin of Twyfelfontein – The unknown story

Michiel Levin & Mannfred Goldbeck: David Levin of Twyfelfontein - The unknown story

The Twyfelfontein engravings have received worldwide acclaim over the years, yet little was known about where the name Twyfelfontein originated or about the origin of the ruins at the site. This was until keen historian, Mannfred Goldbeck, met up with Michiel Levin and learnt the history of the farm, the Levin family and how David Levin came to...[more]

Category: Stamps & Stories

05.03.2015

Wild Horses in the Namib Desert

Bookcover - Wild Horses in the Namib Desert

Their origins steeped in mystery, the wild horses in the Namib Desert have captured imaginations and touched hearts. The resilient animals have survived in the desert for close to a century and have over the years become one of the main tourist attractions in southern Namibia. Wild Horses in the Namib Desert is the outcome of a collaboration,...[more]

Category: Stamps & Stories

26.01.2015

Expelled from a Beloved Country

Bookcover - Expelled from a Beloved Country

In desperation Alfons and Stephan Schanderl look back to the shore retreating further and further until it finally disappears behind the horizon. The two brothers have just lost their existence and their new home: the farm Karios on the Fish River Canyon in the former colony of German South West Africa. After the defeat of Imperial Germany the...[more]

Category: Stamps & Stories

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