Making a Fast Buck by Ox Wagon

Gervas Hughes' ox wagon outward bound on the Gokwe Road, 1929. N.B. Gervas' Grand GK3 and the Rhodesian yoke

Making a Fast Buck by Ox Wagon

For the third time in seven years Gervas Hughes arrived back in Que Que in 1928 having recovered from polio. The first time his father had fetched him home to England under protest when his crops washed away in a flood, the second time his father had rescued him when he was stricken with polio. Gervas wanted to see if he could make it on his own.

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Milking a Recovery

Dorothy Crowther-Smith (far L) and Gervas Hughes (far R) baling hay at her farm during his recovery from polio at Bordon in Hampshire. (N.B. Gervas' withered R arm and shoulder)

Milking a Recovery

After a month at the two bed hospital G&P Hospital in Que Que, under the care of Dr. Davey, Gervas Hughes could walk a little. With the diagnosis of polio from Dr. Godfrey Huggins confirmed in Salisbury, he wired his father, Charles, in England.

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The Lure of Africa

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The Lure of Africa

Gervas Hughes arrived in Que Que at the age of 20 from England on completion of his studies at University in agriculture. He travelled by ship to Cape Town and then into the interior by train in 1921 to stay with is half brother Tom (Reginald) who was an engineer at the Globe and Phoenix Mine.

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