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Boat section caravan at Nandi, 1898, 1977

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468L/23

Scope and Contents

157 x 110 mm. Showing a caravan of mule carts with the stockade of Nadi fort in the background. It carried sections of the ‘Vice Admiral’, a small sailing vessel used in conjunction with the ‘William Mackinnon’ for survey work on Lake Victoria. It was constructed at Port Victoria and ready for use in late 1898. Whitehouse supervised the transport from Nadi to Port Victoria. The large survey group under J.W. Blackett, which was exploring the route between Lake Nakuro and Port Florence, split up on 15 Sept. and met again at Port Victoria on 23 Oct. Whitehouse took his party of 83 men to Nandi, where the boat sections were then taken on to Port Victoria (see Whitehouse, ‘To the Victoria Nyanza by the Uganda Railway’, ‘Scottish Geographical Magazine’, 18 (1902), 169.


  • Creation: 1977

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2010-07-26 14:46:23+00:00

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