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From: "Tombi Peck" <>
Subject: Cawoods et al
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:59:40 +0100
References: <004b01c668a3$4846df40$8d98ef9b@TelkomSA2156> <003c01c66973$0e15c0e0$1553d9cb@oemcomputer>
This is what I can only describe as a 'back door' reply. I've just been
going through 1000 emails stuck in the ether since my office computer
crashed in February. One I've just opened both fascinated and amused me...I
wondered if you had had any more success finding out any more about the
It was to do with Fanny Sophia Homes CAWOOD....
I should imagine you have a bit more background on her, but if not I thought
this might interest you...I obtained the information from Len Stratford's
website some years ago...the contributor was given as David Barlow...I later
found his website http://barlowd.tripod.com/Index-18.html.
He has some photographs with his Cawood file.
Fanny Sophia (no Holmes in this name) who was married to Alexander Weir HYDE
on the 25th November 1865 in Grahamstown, was born on he 5 December 1849 the
youngest of 8 children of Joseph CAWOOD and Frances USHER...
What made it more interesting to me was that for 2 years during the 1960's I
worked in Braamfontein at the Mines Benefit Society, first in the typing
puddle and then boosted up the ladder a little....The office was situated
quite close to the railway lines....on a hot day we could hear cattle in the
box cars lowing for water!
I found the Braamfontein Cemetery site very useful...I've been able to tell
my cousins Elizabeth and Jane the dates of their parents cremations (also
gives the dates of their deaths)....it's struck me as quite odd that they
(my cousins) have had to turn to me for such immediate information about
their immediate family!
If you need any more info on her siblings I can let you have the information
from the file...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Perle Harvey" <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] ADMIN: Bookshelve
> Hello Becky
> I was very interested in your query. It is not only in South Africa that
> is difficult for a woman to get a book published.
> I have written 5 children's stories about a little African boy Jabulani.
> has a magic charm which he uses to to protect himself from the wild
> whilst he is out herding his father's cattle. He uses it to protect
> when he encounters a Lioness, Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant and
> as he turns into a cub and has an adventure with each of these animals.
> These are fantasy stories for children and teach about each animal, and my
> grandchildren loved them(They're all grown now). NOW, I wrote to 22
> publishers here in Australia, and not one of them would accept them. They
> all agreed they were great stories etc, but the exscuses were
> We don't publish anything except Australian stories.
> We have a printing list for three years.
> The nine editors all have to agree.
> We don't publish fantasies.
> And so the exscuses went on.
> A chance meeting with a publisher of kid's educational books, and he took
> them on , with the illustrations, and now they are published, along with a
> CD or tape of the story as well as a Teacher's Black line master which
> allows exercises on each book.
> Sorry if this sounds like a commercial, it is not meant to be but I waited
> for over four years before I had anyone even interested in publishing.
> My sympathy with your writers, but it is the same the world over. It is
> what you know but WHO. Cheers Perle
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Becky Horne" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 6:03 AM
> Subject: [ZA-EC] ADMIN: Bookshelve
> > Hi Folks
> > I have two subjects that I would like to address on-line that might irk
> > some, but then others might say, "great list..blah blah..."
> > I hope my good intentions will be seen in a good light. If not, please
> > be so kind to mail me off-list and we can discuss it privately. There is
> > no need to rattle everybody's cage, if you get my drift. Okay, here's
> > the first one.
> > My children often ask me, "What's the ultimate goal for you in this
> > hobby of chasing dead people?"
> > Without hesitation I always reply, "To write a book!"
> > Okay, I've caught your attention and hopefully happy faces all round,
> > but if you live in South Africa is this possible?
> > I recently met a super lady who has spent the majority of her married
> > life in the Northern parts of Africa. No electricity or plumbing.
> > Sleeping at night while lions roared outside their bedroom window.
> > Having their motor vehicle going kaput while an elephant was getting
> > ready to charge. These are just a few of the stories she told me over a
> > cup of tea. I was spellbound! But what I never realized was how
> > difficult it was to get a family story published, and if your were a
> > woman, that much harder.
> > I would like to raise two questions and hopefully receive more clarity.
> > 1. Why is it easier for men in South Africa to have a book published
> > than women?
> > 2. Why do folks have to contact publishing houses outside Africa to have
> > their book published?
> > Would love to hear what you have to say.
> > Best wishes
> > Becky
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