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[General stores, ?Opobo], 1912 - 1913

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043O/9

Scope and Contents

210 x 161 mm. Showing two Europeans and a number of white-coated African assistants standing in a large corrugated-iron store or warehouse. Piled around them are boxes, sacks and barrels of miscellaneous produce, with bottles and cans stored on shelves around the walls. The identification of the location as Opobo is tentative and relies on the fact that the name is written on one of the supporting girders of the building. Opobo, situated 40 miles east-south-east of Port Harcourt at the mouth of the Imo River (also called Opobo River), is also known as Egwanga. The British trading station lay four miles south-south-west across the Opobo River from the original settlement.

Dates

  • 1912 - 1913

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from slight fading at edges.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 1199 and CN/CUL Y3043O/9.

Related Materials

The building is also visible in Y3043O/10 and Y3043O/11.

Bibliography

Reproduced in: 'Commonwealth in focus : 130 years of photographic history' (1982), Sydney: International Cultural Corporation of Australia, p. 56.

General

SG.

Finding aid date

2003-03-24 16:47:17+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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