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Lakeshore evacuated. Elephant grass in the foreground will grow 12 feet in one year., 1906 - 1911

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045C/14

Scope and Contents

148 x 105 mm. A view from the shore looking towards Lake Victoria with tall elephant grass in the foreground; exact location unidentified. The evacuation referred to was Sir Henry Hesketh Bell's decision to depopulate an area two miles wide and several hundred miles long on the shores of Lake Victoria in a largely successful attempt to eradicate the sleeping sickness epidemic in Uganda which in some years previous to 1908 was killing 30 000 people a year.

Dates

  • 1906 - 1911

Creator

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Related Materials

For more details on Hesketh Bell's part in this operation see the Hesketh Bell Collection, Y3011D/22 - Y3011D/25.

Bibliography

A section of this photograph is reproduced in Hattersley, C.W. (1908), 'The Baganda at home', London: Religious Tract Society.

General

GD.

Originator(s)

Hattersley, Charles William, 1866-1934, missionary

Finding aid date

2002-10-31 08:56:55+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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