Gordon McGregor

SIGNED: The Native Pass Tokens of German South West Africa

Published: Namibia Scientific Society, Windhoek, 1991 & 2013

Edition: First

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The very same book in its first edition 1991 as well as the second edition 2013. This book provides an overview of the native pass tokens used in the colony of German West Africa. The operation of the pass token system is described in detail along with the depiction of the individual tokens. All Districts in which pass tokens were used are given together with the relevant serial numbers. The format of this book makes it convenient to use as a reference work for collectors of such tokens. Every historian serious about their research regarding the colony of German South West Africa should have this book in his library shelf.

The South African Military Administration then set up a Native Affairs Office, which continued with the control of the natives using the existing German laws and system of native control and even carrying on with the issuing of tokens. As an example of this during the period June to August 1916 tokens with the number range 13760-14104 were given out to native domestic workers in Windhoek. It is presumed that blank tokens had the numbers punched on them by Native Affairs Officials, as this number range for Windhoek was never ordered from Germany.

The 1991 edition is written in both English and German and is limited to 500 copies only. It has 52 pages and is in great condition. The 2013 edition is signed by McGregor, is unread and brand new with 66 pages.

  • Overall Condition: Splendid
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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