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The first Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana] dairy farm, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/248-269

Scope and Contents

A series of British Official photographs (Crown Copyright Reserved). With the exception of 255A, they each have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:

'In 1943, it was decided that a supply of clean wholesome milk was required for the Gold Coast Colony. Fresh milk is not a normal article of diet of the people in the Gold Coast, although near Accra and in certain areas in the Northern Territories, milk from the indigenous cows is consumed in small quantities. The first dairy herd to be organised is being kept at the Department of Animal Health Experimental Livestock Farm, 17 miles from Accra. The cows and bulls were brought from Nigeria, where dairy schemes have flourished for the past few years. It was not possible to obtain the required number of good milking cows but a foundation herd was formed from cows bought from the Fulani in Northern Nigeria. The actual dairy is to be built in the municipal area of Accra and detailed plans have already been prepared, and equipment ordered from U.K. approved. The construction and equipment will be of the most modern type in order to ensure that only fresh clean wholesome milk is made available to the public'.

Number 255A has had one of two typewritten captions on its reverse removed. However, the content, individual caption and reference number of it indicates that it is actually part of the same series as 248-269 as it relates to dairy farm.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1949

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Date information

DateText: Dated '1940s' in the original typescript catalogue..



Finding aid date

2003-11-11 16:29:11+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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