Coronation service at Mbabane for H.M. King George V, 1911
Scope and Contents
208 x 155 mm. Showing the open air service held at Mbabane in celebration of the coronation of George V on June 22 1911 . At the right hand stand a row of veterans. Facing the camera is a group of wives and children standing on and in front of the veranda of a bungalow. The third side of the square is made up of a detachment of African troops. In the centre a clergyman stands next to a flag mast. Robert Thorne Coryndon (1870-1925) can be seen at the extreme left of the bungalow group. This service was held at the Government Offices: the view is northwards.
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
Biographical / Historical
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
PJ. This additional information was supplied by Huw M. Jones. A companion photograph entitled 'A European Service in Court House Square, on the Coronation of King George' was published in Watts, C.C. (1922). 'Dawn in Swaziland', London. Mr Watts was probably the celebrant.
DateText: [Date deduced from historical information].
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Great Britain. Colonial Office. Visual Instruction Committee (Organization)
- From the Fonds: Fisher, Alfred Hugh, 1867 -1945 (artist and photographer) (Person)