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[King of Buganda and self in motor car], 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/26

Scope and Contents

81 x 81 mm. Showing Bell and the young Kabaka of Buganda Daudi Chwa seated in the back seat of the motor car, with an unidentified European in the front seat. Hesketh Bell records the arrival of the motor car in Uganda: '20th April [1908] ... some months ago I ordered from Home a motor car for my use and a motor lorry, and they have arrived. Both are of 'Albion' make. These are the first motor cars ever seen in Uganda and they are making a great sensation among the natives. They are run partly on kerosene and partly on petrol and are, so far, giving good results. The lorry will be used for the transport of cotton and, if it prove a success, will certainly be followed by others.' (Bell 1946, p.179).

The African figure standing beside the motor car is Sir Apolo Kagwa, the Katikiro of Buganda.


  • 1908

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from slight fading.

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Date information

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Finding aid date

2003-06-04 14:09:40+00:00

Includes index.

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