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Life in the Northern Frontier Province of Kenya, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/394-406

Scope and Contents

A series of Official photographs (Copyright Reserved). They each have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:

'Though Kenya is more usually associated with the green pastures, cool glades and ice-cold streams of its lovely highlands, the Northern Frontier Province has all the ingredients of the desert.
The scattered nomad population of wandering Hamites move from one grazing ground to another with their precious flocks and herds. Miles of low thorn bush are empty save for lion, rhino, giraffe or occasional buck and zebra, the water holes are few and often hotly contested by opposing tribes.
The camel which can travel immense distances without drinking, is a treasured possession for this is the beast which will make the long safari to the well which is life itself to these people living in a land where water is more precious than gold'.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1949

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Date information

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

Finding aid date

2003-11-17 12:21:06+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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