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Govt. [i.e. Government] House, Entebbe, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/2

Scope and Contents

201 x 143 mm. A view looking across the lawns and flowerbeds (where gardeners are at work) to the Government House built by Captain Usorne, the Director of the Public Works, for Sir Henry Hesketh Bell. On his arrival in Entebbe, Hesketh Bell's accommodation consisted of a 'very large bungalow of wood and iron, raised high on stilts and as ugly and prosaic a building as one would not wish to see'. This was later to become the Hotel Victoria (and later still the Secretariat) while Hesketh Bell chose a site overlooking the town and had built a Government House (first occupied in July 1908) of a pleasanter character.


  • Creation: 1906 - 1911


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 132. Duplicate at Y3045H2.

Related Materials

Refer to Y3045C/41 for another view of Government House, Entebbe.


A detailed description of the Government house at Entebbe can be found in : Bell, Hesketh (1946) 'Glimpses of a Governor's life', London: S Low, Marston and Co Ltd. A description of the Government house, Entebbe can be found in 'Commonwealth in focus : 130 years of photographic history' (1982), Sydney: International Cultural Corporation of Australia, p. 73.




Lobo, Alfred, fl 1900-1939, photographer (?)

Finding aid date

2002-10-30 14:44:31+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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