The Travels of the South African Family Robbertze

The SA Family Robbertze Ever heard of the Swiss Family Robinson? It’s a classic tale about a family of six that was shipwrecked in the East Indies on their way to Australia. Written in 1812 by Johann Wyss, it chronicles the adventures of a mother, father and their four boys on an island which is often described as ‘geographically impossible’ for its great variety of plants and mammals. The text is riddled with moral life lessons – true to form for the literature of the day. For years I thought…

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