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Hans Larsen

fl. 1850s

Danish-born cattle drover. Worked as a sailor. Left ship at Walvis Bay, Namibia, circa 1843. Worked as a cattle drover. Head servant to Galton’s expedition in southern Africa, 1850–1. Emigrated to Australia in 1853.


Andersson 1856, p. 347

Galton 1853, pp. 57 and 75

Wallis 1936, p. 53.


Andersson, Charles John. 1856. Lake Ngami: or, explorations and discoveries during four years’ wanderings in the wilds of South Western Africa. London: Hurst and Blackett.

Galton, Francis. 1853. The narrative of an explorer in tropical South Africa. London: John Murray.

Wallis, J. P. R. 1936. Fortune my foe: the story of Charles John Andersson, African explorer (1827–1867). London: Jonathan Cape.