1915D. FairbridgeTorch Bearer 139‘It is a crustacean,’ said Miss Lumsden kindly, ‘Red when boiled, and with protruding eyes.’ ‘Ach!’ a flash of inspiration came to Cornelia. ‘A crayfish, klein kreef,’ she added.
1936NatureII. 74 (heading)The Natural History and Utilisation of the Cape Crawfish, Kreef or Spiny Lobster, Jasus (Palinurus) lalandii.
1942Off. Yr Bk of Union No. 22, 1941 (Union Office of Census & Statistics) 771Research work dealing with the canning processes of the Cape crawfish or Kreef was completed during 1935.
1959Cape Argus 7 Nov. 11The three months open season for kreef fishing..opened last Sunday.
1968G. CroudaceBlack Rose 60The dinner was magnificent, the course Jeremy liked best being baked kreef, served whole, the delicately-flavoured flesh of the tails drenched with a cheese sauce.
1970G. CroudaceScarlet Bikini 73‘And no kreef,’ Tony said, referring to the rock lobster.
1975Financial Mail 11 Apr. 112The company called on a local white fish trawling company to buy kreef bait (which consists largely of stockfish and kingklip heads).
1978S. Afr. Panorama Feb. 45To comply with the European and US marketing requirements, legislation had to be passed in South Africa to change this delectable crustacea’s [sic] name from the local ‘kreef’ or ‘crayfish’ to that of ‘rock lobster’. One reason was that in Europe and the US there are several species of freshwater crustacea, some of which are not edible, known there as ‘crayfish’.
1981C. Barnard inDaily Dispatch 16 Nov. 8Fishermen will tell you that kreef are more efficient than undertakers at removing corpses. In fact, if you loll around on the bottom long enough, you’ll soon realise there’s no scarcity of crayfish.
1989E. Platter inStyle Aug. 108If you don’t eat a kreef within, at the most 24 hours of catching it,..you’ll never get the luscious leg meat to slip out as easily as it ought.
1990J. Cullum inWeekend Post 7 Apr. 3Eating crayfish these days means forking out megabucks...This is the sombre news for lovers of the delicate taste of kreef.
1993J. Nel inGetaway Nov. 52Collectors of kreef and perlemoen..should come armed with permits.
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