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Pack horses on trek, Basutoland, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30546A/7

Scope and Contents

139 x 82 mm (loosely mounted on foolscap paper with notes beneath the photograph). Showing groups of loaded horses moving across flat grassland with hills in the distance. Caption under photograph reads: 'The above photograph shows wool packs on 'trek.' The method adopted to keep the animals from passing each other, which would be extremely dangerous on narrow mountain paths, is to tie a rope, generally made from horse hair, from the tail of one pony to the bottom lip of the pony behind.'


  • 1910 - 1911


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some fading.




Green, Edward Scott Waring, fl 1911, sub-inspector of Police

Finding aid date

2002-10-22 15:25:36+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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