Richtersveld Safari 2013 Day one (Moffat Mission)

by Pete July. 18, 2013 3301 views

Robert Moffat (21 December 1795 – 9 August 1883) was a Scottish Congregationalist missionary to Africa, and father in law of David Livingstone.
The Kuruman Mission was established by the London Missionary Society (LMS) in 1816 at Maruping near Kuruman where a town of about 10 000 Batswana were resident.

Robert Moffat, Scottish missionary and his wife Mary arrived in Kuruman from Scotland in 1820, and soon organised permission from Chief Mothibi to relocate to the present position at Seodin in the valley of the Kuruman River.

Not content with this, he was as the same time working on what would be his greatest legacy: the Setswana Bible. He taught himself Setswana, developed the orthography and (with a broader team) translated the Bible. Once this was done, he then proceeded to print it on a hand press - being the first entire Bible printed in Africa.

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Christa 7 years, 4 months ago

We are never too old to learn new things, very interesting this with the first African bible. Love the colors of the last shot.

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Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 4 months ago

Interesting story and wonderful captures Pete.

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Geya Besse Junqueira 7 years, 4 months ago

Interesting story and a wonderful place

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Pete 7 years, 4 months ago

Thanks all

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Gillian Parsons 7 years, 4 months ago

Great info and captures.

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Abe Jackson 7 years, 4 months ago

Wow....what a story...thanks very much for sharing this..

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Marsha 7 years, 4 months ago

What a very interesting place! You caught some beautiful images....I LOVE #2!

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Jennifer Venter 7 years, 4 months ago

Love #1 - beautiful shots !

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Ann Garratty 7 years, 4 months ago

That was quite an achievement, especially in darkest Africa... I love the post box, there can't be very many Royal mail boxes out there...

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