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'''Haradrim''' is a defunct [[Tolkien Societies|Tolkien Society]] for speakers of [[wikipedia:Afrikaans|Afrikaans]] in [[South Africa]]. The society was founded in 2000.<ref>http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2000/07/21/4/1.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
'''Haradrim''' is a former [[Tolkien Societies|Tolkien Society]] for speakers of [[wikipedia:Afrikaans|Afrikaans]] in [[South Africa]]. The society was founded in 2000<ref>http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2000/07/21/4/1.html</ref>. The society is now dormant.
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==History==
 
==History==
One of the founders of the society was [[Peter Schellen|Peter-Willem Schellen (a.k.a. Fëanor)]], former treasurer of [[Unquendor]] and an incubator of [[Gil-Galad (Tolkien Society)|Gil-Galad]].<ref>[http://herenistarionnets.blogspot.com/ Heren Istarion: The Northeast Tolkien Society], [http://herenistarionnets.blogspot.com/2010/07/latest-newsletter-july-20th-2010.html Latest Newsletter July 20th 2010], dated [[20 July]], [[2010]] (accessed [[17 October]], [[2011]])</ref> <ref>http://www.fs.gov.za/Departments/SAC/MUSEUM/nuusbrief3.html#NAVORSERS BY NALN</ref><ref>http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2000/08/7/6/4.html</ref>
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Haradrim was instrumental in locating the former location of the Bank of Africa ([[Arthur Tolkien]]'s offices), Arthur Tolkien's grave site (where a new tombstone as well as a tree were planted/placed)<ref>http://152.111.1.88/argief/berigte/beeld/1991/12/12/4/18.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref><ref>http://152.111.1.88/argief/berigte/beeld/1992/01/23/4/10.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref><ref>http://kloofstreet.blogspot.com/2008/03/one-with-photo-of-tolkiens-fathers.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref> as well as finding Arthur Tolkien's last will and other documents. Haradrim also hosted members of the Tolkien family on occasion. In the 1990s and early 2000s Haradrim organized radio shows and lectures as well as exhibitions around J.R.R. Tolkien.<ref>http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2002/01/31/10/2.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref><ref>http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2001/12/10/8/7.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref><ref>http://www.volksblad.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Tolkien-verslaafde-se-stories-is-nie-net-fantasiee-20100615 (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
Members of this society were involved in locating the former location of the Bank of Africa ([[Arthur Tolkien]]'s offices), Arthur Tolkien's grave site (where a new tombstone as well as a tree were planted/placed)<ref>http://152.111.1.88/argief/berigte/beeld/1991/12/12/4/18.html</ref><ref>http://152.111.1.88/argief/berigte/beeld/1992/01/23/4/10.html</ref> as well as finding Arthur Tolkien's last will and other documents. Members of the society also hosted members of the Tolkien family on occasion. In the 1990s and early 2000s co-founder Dux van der Walt organized radio shows and lectures as well as exhibitions around J.R.R. Tolkien<ref>http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2002/01/31/10/2.html</ref> <ref>http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2001/12/10/8/7.html</ref>
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The vast distances in South Africa between its large cities (Johannesburg/Pretoria - Bloemfontein - Cape Town - Durban), emigration due to crime and affirmative action as well as cultural and language barriers and the limited interest in [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] by the general public all contributed to the demise of this society.
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A chairman of Haradrim also started a B&B named The Hobbit in [[Bloemfontein]] in the early 1990s.<ref>http://www.hobbit.co.za (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref><ref>http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0056360 (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
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The vast distances in South Africa between its large cities (Johannesburg/Pretoria - Bloemfontein - Cape Town - Durban), emigration due to [[wikipedia:Afrikaner#Afrikaner_diaspora_and_emigration|crime and affirmative action]] as well as cultural and language barriers and the limited interest in [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] by the general public all contributed to the demise of this society.
  
 
==Members of Note==
 
==Members of Note==
[[Peter Schellen|Peter-Willem Schellen (a.k.a. Fëanor)]], [[Dr. Jan-Stefan van der Walt (a.k.a. Beorn), Dux van der Walt
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* [[Peter Schellen|Peter-Willem Schellen (a.k.a. Fëanor)]]<ref>http://herenistarionnets.blogspot.com/2010/07/latest-newsletter-july-20th-2010.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref><ref>http://www.fs.gov.za/Departments/SAC/MUSEUM/nuusbrief3.html#NAVORSERS (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref><ref>http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2000/08/7/6/4.html (accessed 05-12-2011)</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:15, 11 December 2011

Haradrim is a defunct Tolkien Society for speakers of Afrikaans in South Africa. The society was founded in 2000.[1]

[edit] History

Haradrim was instrumental in locating the former location of the Bank of Africa (Arthur Tolkien's offices), Arthur Tolkien's grave site (where a new tombstone as well as a tree were planted/placed)[2][3][4] as well as finding Arthur Tolkien's last will and other documents. Haradrim also hosted members of the Tolkien family on occasion. In the 1990s and early 2000s Haradrim organized radio shows and lectures as well as exhibitions around J.R.R. Tolkien.[5][6][7]

A chairman of Haradrim also started a B&B named The Hobbit in Bloemfontein in the early 1990s.[8][9]

The vast distances in South Africa between its large cities (Johannesburg/Pretoria - Bloemfontein - Cape Town - Durban), emigration due to crime and affirmative action as well as cultural and language barriers and the limited interest in J.R.R. Tolkien by the general public all contributed to the demise of this society.

[edit] Members of Note

[edit] References

  1. http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2000/07/21/4/1.html (accessed 05-12-2011)
  2. http://152.111.1.88/argief/berigte/beeld/1991/12/12/4/18.html (accessed 05-12-2011)
  3. http://152.111.1.88/argief/berigte/beeld/1992/01/23/4/10.html (accessed 05-12-2011)
  4. http://kloofstreet.blogspot.com/2008/03/one-with-photo-of-tolkiens-fathers.html (accessed 05-12-2011)
  5. http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2002/01/31/10/2.html (accessed 05-12-2011)
  6. http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2001/12/10/8/7.html (accessed 05-12-2011)
  7. http://www.volksblad.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Tolkien-verslaafde-se-stories-is-nie-net-fantasiee-20100615 (accessed 05-12-2011)
  8. http://www.hobbit.co.za (accessed 05-12-2011)
  9. http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0056360 (accessed 05-12-2011)
  10. http://herenistarionnets.blogspot.com/2010/07/latest-newsletter-july-20th-2010.html (accessed 05-12-2011)
  11. http://www.fs.gov.za/Departments/SAC/MUSEUM/nuusbrief3.html#NAVORSERS (accessed 05-12-2011)
  12. http://152.111.11.6/argief/berigte/volksblad/2000/08/7/6/4.html (accessed 05-12-2011)