Looking back (17)

Circa 1905-1919 -Lazy Sunday afternoon, down the Buffalo River. Despite the era, the ‘ladies’ loved to join in, in what was considered a “man’s job” as was the perception in those days.

Certain stories negate this concept, as there were ‘ladies’ races, and women were throwing off their corsets and taking part in all aspects of life, as many of them, single parents, as a result of wars. An example, Second Boer War, or Anglo-Boer War; to Afrikaners, also called Second War of Independence, a war fought from October 11, 1899, to May 31, 1902, between Great Britain and the two Boer (Afrikaner) republics—the South African Republic (Transvaal) and the Orange Free State.

By Bev Young

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