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Arap Kipkoske tending his young trees, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/390

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

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

'The African in this picture set is Arap Kipkoske, a member of the Kipsigis tribe of Kenya. He and his fellow tribesmen are benefitting from the advice and help given them by the Kenya Agricultural Department in developing their land and in trying new methods of production. In this case, the new idea was to plant quick-growing wattle trees, which would give fuel and protection from the wind for crops and cattle, and could be used for building houses. Some of the elder tribesmen objected 'only God should plant trees'. But some, amongst them Arap Kipkoske, approve the idea and start to plant'.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1949

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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Former / Other Reference




Date information

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

Finding aid date

2003-11-17 12:07:27+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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