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Pritchard, Stanley Archibald Markham, fl. 1874-1918



  • Existence: fl. 1874 - 1918


Colonel Stanley Archibald Markham Pritchard (born 1874) served in the Cape Mounted Rifles 1894-98. He was Sub-Inspector of the Basutoland Mounted Police 1898-1901. In August 1901 Pritchard was Private Secretary to the Commissioner for Native Affairs and, in the same year, was also Chief Inspector, Native Affairs Department. The rest of his documented career in Africa appears to have remained within this field: he was appointed Director of Native Labour in December 1909. In 1915 Pritchard was also the 1st Administrator for Native Affairs in the newly mandated territories. After the surrender of Windhoek (May 12th 1915) Pritchard, in his capacity as officer in charge of Native Affairs, was sent on August 4 to establish friendly relations with the Ovamba chiefs in the north of the territory and to persuade them to move south to work in the mines and also to decongest the famine-stricken areas. This he achieved with the help of Chief Martin of the Ondongas, the largest tribe in Ovamboland. In a second visit to Ovamboland in November of the same year he accompanied the new administrators to the area and took up the first batch of relief supplies. During the years 1916-18 Pritchard was Colonel (Staff Officer) of the South African Labour Contingent and was awarded the C.M.G. His later movements have not been established.


Publications: A summary of Pritchard's talk to the African Society on May 11 1916 is reproduced in Pritchard, S.A.M. (1916), 'Experiences in German South-West Africa', 'Journal of the African Society', vol. 16, no.61, October 1916, pp.1-6.


Typescript copy of 'Index to Photographers'.

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Photographs of the German South-West Africa [i.e. Namibia] Campaign, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3057A
Scope and Contents A collection of loose photographs (modern prints from original glass negatives probably taken by Stanley Archibald Markham Pritchard), most measuring approximately 190 x 140 mm and showing scenes connected with the occupation of Windhoek and a trip to Ovamboland undertaken by Pritchard later in the same year. Originals of these photographs (3-4 and 7-9) were used to illustrate a talk given by Pritchard to the African Society on May 11 1916 and the same captions are used here. The captions...
Dates: 1915
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