This page presents an historical overview of Churutabis farm in Namibia.
Churutabiswhat it means and where to find it
Churutabis is located about 70 miles south of the town of Keetmanshoop, in Namibia.
The name means "The place with much water" in the Nama tongue (a local indigenous language).
The area is an arid semi-desert that borders the Namib desert.
The Churutabis farm has dependable fountains and a seasonal river, hence the name.
The desert and green spot is clearly visible from satelite, as these images show.
During the German colonial period, the German government had a police outpost there.
This set of images shows some early and also more recent satelite images, first
link to the Google Maps location
Story from Namibia Allgemeinen Zeitung of July 10, 1998
The last 7 pictures were taken by us on a trip in 2006 and
shows the graves of German soldiers.
|From the Namibia National Archives|
| These documents were referenced in the newspaper clipping above,
but not all of them was published. Photocopies of them have been presented to the
current owners of the Churutabis farm (Hannelie's relatives).