Rock-Paintings in South Africa: from Parts of the Eastern Province and Orange Free State

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GEORGE W. STOW, a native of Warwickshire, went to South Africa at the age of twenty-one, when he entered business and took up the study of geology. His life was passed in eastern Cape Colony, Griqualand West, and the Orange Free State. He became keenly interested in the natives, particularly the Bushmen, and as in the course of his travels he had come across a large number of rock-shelters containing paintings, in 1867 he began to make copies of them. By 1870 he had conceived the idea of utilising his material in a history of the civilisation of the Bushmen as painted by themselves, an undertaking upon which he was engaged from that time forward until his death in 1882. He neglected no opportunity to add to his information about the race. In his later years he availed himself of the assistance of a young prospector who was attached to him.

Rock-Paintings in South Africa: from Parts of the Eastern Province and Orange Free State.

Copied by George William Stow. With an Introduction and Descriptive Notes by Dorothea F. Bleek.. Pp. xxviii + 70 + 72 plates. (London: Methuen and Co., Ltd., 1930.) 42s. net.

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BREUIL, H. Rock-Paintings in South Africa: from Parts of the Eastern Province and Orange Free State . Nature 127, 695–698 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127695a0

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