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.


/kham Bushmen dancing Prieska location
/kham Bushmen dancing Prieska location
/kham Bushmen dancing Prieska location
/kham Bushmen dancing Prieska location
/kham Bushmen dancing Prieska location
/kham Bushmen dancing Prieska location
/kham Bushmen dancing Prieska location
/kham Bushmen dancing Prieska location
/kham Bushmen dancing in Prieska location
/kham Bushmen dancing in Prieska location
/kham Bushmen dancing, Prieska location
/kham Bushmen family Prieska
/kham Bushmen family Prieska. Rachel, Lena, Janiki
/kham [top of word cut off] Bushmen Prieska
/kham child Prieska
/kham dance at Prieska Kaiki playing the drum
/kham family Prieska. Thomas Bammus & wife (daughter of Klaas Bosman) & their 3 children (2 boys 1 girl)
/kham girl Prieska
/kham girl Prieska
/kham girl Prieska
/kham grandmother and granddaughter Prieska. Rachel and Lena
/kham woman
/kham woman
/kham woman Kenhard
1 Kattia & 3 /auni Bushmen, Kyky, Nossop
Angola !kung Goleba and family at Kutsi
Angola !kung Kutsi Beite de
Angola !kung Kutsi Goleba and family
Angola !kung Kutsi Kavikise
Angola !kung Kutsi Kavikise
Angola !kung at Kaionga's village
Angola !kung at Kaionga's village 4 young women
Angola !kung at Kaionga's village mother, daughter and grandchild
Angola !kung at Kaionga's village probably dwarf
Angola !kung at Kaionga's village. Two brothers
Angola !kung at Kamundonga's village Kunzumbia
Angola !kung at Kamundonga's village Kunzumbia mother and daughter
Angola !kung at Kamundonga's village, Kunzumbia mother, daughter and two male relations
Angola !kung at Kamundonga's village, Kunzumbia, 2 cousins?
Angola !kung at Kutsi Goleba

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