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Past Governors of The Gambia at Government House, Bathurst

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30447C

Scope and Contents

One print, measuring 157 x 204 mm, with identifications on the reverse. A group portrait taken on the steps of Government House, Bathurst on the occasion of Gambian Independence in 1965. Included in the photograph of five past Governors and the Governor-General are:

Sir John Warburton Paul (b. 1916); ADC and Private Secretary to Governor of Sierra Leone 1945; Colonial Administrative Service, Sierra Leone 1947-1962; Governor of The Gambia 1962-5; Governor-General 1965-6; Governor and C.-in-C. British Honduras 1966-72; Governor and C.-in-C. Bahamas 1972-3, Governor-General 1973.

Sir Hilary Rudolph Robert Blood (1893-1967); Ceylon Civil Service 1920-30; Colonial Secretary, Grenada 1930-4, Sierra Leone 1934-42; Governor and C.-in-C. The Gambia 1942-7, Barbados 1947-9, Mauritius 1949-54; Vice-President, Royal Commonwealth Society 1963.

Sir Arthur Frederick Richards (1885-1978); Cadet, Malayan Civil Service 1908; Acting Secretary to High Commissioner 1923; Under Secretary 1926; Acting general advisor, Government of Johore 1929; Governor, North Borneo 1930-33; The Gambia 1933-36, Fiji 1936-38, Jamaica 1938-43, Nigeria 1943-7.

Sir Andrew Barkworth Wright (1895-1971); Cadet, Cyprus 1922; Colonial Secretary 1937; Colonial Secretary, Trinidad 1943; Governor, The Gambia 1947-49; Cyprus 1949-54.

Sir Edward Henry Windley (1909-1972); Cadet, Kenya 1931; Provincial Commissioner 1949; Chief Native Commissioner 1954; Governor, The Gambia 1958-62.

Sir Percy Wyn Harris (1903-1979); District Officer, Kenya 1926-45; District Commissioner 1941; Provincial Commissioner 1945; Chief Native Commissioner 1947; Governor, The Gambia 1949-58; Administrator, Northern Cameroon (U.N. Plebiscite) 1960.


  • Creation: 1965

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1 item(s) (1 image)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Lady Blood, 1968.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 3101.


This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.



Includes index.
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