The Lowveld Escarpment as never described before!
Researched from archival sources and contemporaneous literature, Forgotten Tracks and Trails documents the origin and development of towns and their roads in the Nineteenth Century. The wheel was late to arrive in the Lowveld, as it was only in the 1830s that the first explorers and immigrants ventured far inland in their ubiquitous ox wagon. Describing the events as they unfolded and the people involved, this book gives an accurate and concise history of the period leading up to the establishment of Eastern Railway line.
Exploring the time-lines and narratives of the time, the author debunks previously held myths by meticulous reasoning and proof. Among the startling conclusions is the contention that Pretoriuskop has been incorrectly named after the Anglo-Boer War and the mistake has been repeated ever since. Lavishly illustrated, the reader is taken on a journey through time and guided to the places where history is still visible on the face of the landscape of this beautiful province, Mpumalanga.