1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 151The yokes are straight, and pierced with two pair of mortices to receive the jukschei which fits in loosely, and answer to what in English husbandry are called the bows: but are merely two straight pegs, one on each side of the ox’s neck, and having notches on their outer sides to receive the nek-strop (neck strap).
1939J.C. Laas inH. GibbsTwilight in S. Afr. (1950) 181Organizing gatherings such as target-practice.., playing jukskei, etc.
1942Cape Times 10 Nov. 4Saturday’s jukskei results were as expected.
1950S. De WetHour of Breath 69In the late afternoon we used to play Jukskei on the river bank below our houses.
1955V. De KockFun They Had 70Jukskei, the popular game played with yoke-pins, is said by some to have its origin in the days of the Voortrekkers.
c1965State of S. Afr. 1965 106A form of sport peculiar to South Africa is jukskei, a reminiscence of the pioneering days. It resembles deck-quoits and is played with wooden pegs, representing the pegs in the yoke of an ox, which the old pioneers did in fact use in their games.
1970S. Afr. Panorama June 31The South African Jukskei Board defines the game of Jukskei as follows: ‘A game in which an object, known as a skey, is cast from a point, over a fixed distance, in the direction of and at another object, called the stake, which is planted in a sandpit’.
1982Weekend Argus 10 Apr. 11Jukskei is played in America as South Africans play it, and it is called ‘jukskei’ there too...[American] Jukskei originated..after someone read about it in an encyclopaedia.
1984R. De Beer inSunday Times 7 Oct. (Life Style) 2That’s about it — apart from a very strong jukskei interest.
1990S. Afr. Panorama July–Aug. 63Jukskei, which originated in South Africa, reflects a way of life that is closely intertwined with the Afrikaner’s history and his pioneering spirit.
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