The first of three articles about Ron Morkel’s family. In his book Rhodesia. Beginning to End, he described how his grandfather Arthur took six months, fighting swollen rivers and bouts of malaria, to reach Salisbury in 1891. He overcame many hardships to establish a prime farm, Ceres near Shamva and also two successful small gold mines. A fascinating insight into the early years of Rhodesia and the story of a remarkable pioneer.
Rhodesia Arthur Morkel