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The story of Uganda National Parks

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 170

Scope and Contents

The history is comprised of a preface followed by 282 pages of text and 25 pages of rough maps and appendices. There is a covering note by Bere to the R.C.S. Librarian, 15 July 1977.


  • Creation: 1974


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Biographical / Historical

Rennie Bere served in the colonial administration in Uganda as Assistant District Officer, 1930; District Officer 1942; Provincial Commissioner, Uganda, 1951-55; and Director and Chief Warden of the Uganda National Parks, 1955-1960. In 1971 he was asked by the then Director to write a history of the Parks, which was completed in 1974. A copy was sent to the Director in 1974, but although it was approved for publication, it remained unpublished.


1 archive box(es) (1 box) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 45 V

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Rennie Bere, July 1977.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Bere, Rennie Montague, 1907-1991, colonial administrator and naturalist

Includes index.
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