Dorothea Bleek

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Dorothea Bleek was the fifth daughter of Dr Wilhelm Bleek, the noted philologist, who, with his sister-in-law, Lucy Lloyd, did an enormous and pioneering job of recording the language and folklore of the /Xam and the !Kung in the late 19th century. Dorothea Bleek continued the work of her father and aunt, recording and documenting the San languages of Southern Africa and publishing books and articles based both on her own work and theirs. Her most important work, published after her death, was A Bushman Dictionary. She undertook many expeditions in the course of her research on the different San groups, their languages and rock art. In 1910 she visited the area near Prieska in the northern Cape, from where some of the San informants interviewed by her father and aunt had originated. Subsequent travels included trips to other parts of the northern Cape, the eastern Transvaal, South West Africa (present Namibia), Bechuanaland (Botswana), Angola and Tanganyika.


!'u = Marman. Old Bushman, (unable to stand) from Hope Town Stuurman's [Puts?]
!kwan !h5ft 1in Piet Kortans, Bushman son of Hans Kortans. Kucharbi
//n Buschman from Langeberg
//z B woman Langeber[?]g
//z Bushchildren Abeam, Gordonia
//z Bushchildren Abeam, Gordonia Trinki & Lena
//z Bushchildren Abeam, Gordonia, Trinki and Lena
//z Bushchildren Abeam, Gordonia, Trinki and Lena
//z Bushman Leuslandspan in Motapo, Gordonia
//z Bushman Leuslandspan in Motapo, Gordonia
//z Bushman Leuslandspan in Motapo, Gordonia
//z Bushwoman & newborn baby Grondneus, Gordonia "Marie"
//z Bushwoman Abeam, Gordonia
//z Bushwoman Leuslandspan in Motapo, Gordonia
//z Bushwoman and newborn baby Grondneus, Gordonia, "Marie"
//z boy Grondneus, Gordonia Marie's son
//z boy Grondneus, Gordonia, Marie's son
//z boy playing Baniki, Grondneus, Gordonia Marie's son
//z man Leuslandspan Motapo
//z woman Leuslandspan Motapo
/auni Bushman //[?] Nama, Kyky, Nossop
/auni Bushman Kyky, Nossop
/auni Bushman boy & Bast[?]ard, Kyky, Nossop
/auni Bushman boys Kyky, Nossop
/auni Bushman v. unseen[?] Nossop Sud Gruppe
/auni Bushman woman & child Kyky, Nossop
/auni Bushmen Kyky, Nossop
/auni Bushmen Kyky, Nossop
/auni and Kattia Bushmen dance at Kyky on Nossop
/auni and [Katia ?] dance on Nossop
/auni and son Kyky, Nossop
/auni boys Kyky Nossop
/auni boys, Kyky, Nossop
/auni brothers, Kyky, Nossop
/auni child Kyky Nossop
/auni child Kyky Nossop
/auni child Kyky Nossop
/auni lad Kyky Nossop
/auni man Kyky Nossop
/auni man Kyky, Nossop

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