Arusha Photographs

Duncan, Brian

1958-1962

Book ID 936

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Page Number: 00a
Extract Date: February 2007

Potted History

My father originally worked in the Mwanza area for the WD & ID, responsible for dam building and keeping river-beds clear for the next rainy season. Having left the RN after the end of hostilities, he spent some time working with BE Chaplain, Gunmakers in Winchester, where he learnt some of the intricacies of sporting gun repairs. This put him in good stead upon his arrival in Mwanza then subsequently Arusha, where he carried out numerous gun repairs for local shooters. He also manufactured and presented a mounted miniature cannon to the Mwanza Yacht Club. This was used for starting their numerous races.

During our time in Mwanza, all three kids were born (Shirley 1948, Bob 1951, Brian 1954). During my birth, sister Shirley had Malaria, so ended up staying in the same hospital room. Four-six months later, I had a bad bought of boils (on my bum) – bad for me but good for Shirley as she inherited the syringe to treat her dolls!!!!

After 2 ½ years in Mwanza we returned to the UK for six months for the family ‘long leave’. Upon our return to Mwanza, dad worked for a spell in Schumann’s Garage, then transferred to Ukiriguru, then to Malya (with the WD & ID), then back to Mwanza.

1958 we moved to Arusha, where the lifestyle continued much as previous, with both parents also taking up golf at the local 9 hole course, and the three kids enjoying a swim or two in the New Arusha Hotel swimming pool. Although dad obviously preferred game shooting, he was also instrumental in setting up the Arusha Gun Club.

In 1962 (following Independence) we moved to the UK, staying for a short period in the Winchester area (where my mother originated from), then moving to Brechin, Angus where dad went into business as a gunsmith. Initially he had a couple of partners, which did not work out as envisaged, so he set up on his own, becoming one of the largest gun retail business in Scotland (Duncan of Brechin).

Upon his retirement, the business was sold which allowed him to continue with his passion for shotgun shooting (primarily), with some interspersed deer stalking. He also took up fishing, which latterly was easier for him to do due to failing health. He subsequently died in 2001. My mother (Nora) currently lives in the Comrie area, Perthshire with my sister Shirley.

Sister Shirley has spent most of her working life as a PA and senior secretary to numerous company owners/directors. She is now working with the local council, again in a secretarial position. She is married with two children (Stephen & Barbara), and has two grandchildren.

Brother Bob unfortunately died in 1993 (aged 42) from severe diabetes, which he had from the age of seven. Although married with two children (Lynzi & Robbie), he was instigating divorce proceedings at that time, which is believed to have contributed to his early and untimely death. He was an estate factor, latterly working with the Nature Conservancy Council in Edinburgh. He studied at Cirencester Royal Agricultural College, achieving an honours degree.

For myself, married to Sandra, also with two children (Andrew & Angela). Both now grown up (23 & 21 respectively), both living in Brechin, Angus, and both working in the oil industry (North Sea). Sandra & I live in the small and beautiful village of Edzell, which is ~4 miles from Brechin and midway between Aberdeen & Dundee. I also work in the oil industry, having done so since 1985.

Extract ID: 5331

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 00b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Families/individuals that were well known to us

Bruce Kinloch (Elizabeth) – Author of the novels ‘Sauce for the Mongoose’ and ‘The Shamba Raiders’. He was Chief Park Ranger for Tanzania, Uganda & Malawi. A keen shooter, both with a gun and a camera. Moved to Scotland for a short period (mid 1970’s), helping dad with his business for a time, and then moved to England. Elizabeth underwent major surgery some years ago which I do not believe was overly successful. I think now both deceased.

John Durant (Jean) – He was District Commissioner of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). They moved back to Scotland, where John became the Estate Factor for Dalhousie Estates, Brechin, Angus, Scotland. Jean was a solicitor with Will & Philip, also Brechin. Upon retirement they moved to Bishops Waltham, Winchester. Both now deceased.

Royce Buckle – White hunter, believe based in the Arusha area. Specialised in the hunting/shooting of elephant and Cape Buffalo. My father and Royce were often out on safari, where he was probably the one individual who taught my father most of what he knew about the hunting of big game.

Eva ? [Viva] – She was Belgian, French or German, married to a game warden and lived on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater. Dad used to recite the story of how she chased a leopard away from the house with her broom when it was attempting to carry away her dog.

Eric Balson – Game Warden in Arusha area. May have been married to Eva ? Above.

Gerald & Argent Chopra – Gerald was a doctor and his father Argent (English wife) was a lawyer – possibly of Italian or Belgian origin, and both very keen shooters. They both had respective practices in Mwanza. [see note below]

Jock Hebenton (Bunty) – (children were Heather & Ian) and originated from Edzell, Angus (where I now live). Jock was a motor-biking friend of dads, and persuaded him to go to East Africa. He was a school teacher at Ukiriguru, then Mwanza.

Bill Buchannan (Janey) – Agricultural department, Ukiriguru.

Bob McKenzie (Margaret) – (children were Morag & Marcia). They returned to Brechin, Angus about the same time as us, where they owned a fish & chip shop (best one in town). Bob and dad became partners for a short time in a gun shop (McKenzie & Duncan) in Brechin, until they went their separate ways. Both Bob and Margaret now deceased, but believe Morag now a primary school teacher in Germany.

Please note the correction from Jaret Chopra:

"Actually it is ARJAN and GERALD CHOPRA. My father, Arjan, was a doctor and Gerald, his brother/my uncle, was a lawyer. Both of Indian origin. Their father was I.C. CHOPRA, a lawyer and founding partner/director/shareholder with J.T. Williamson of Williamson Diamonds."

Extract ID: 5330

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 10a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Arusha

General scenes of the town, don’t know where or the relevance of the pictures.

Extract ID: 5236

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 10b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Arusha

General scenes of the town, don’t know where or the relevance of the pictures.

Extract ID: 5237

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 10c
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Arusha

Pictures of Remtula Pirbhai Ltd (accountants?) building showing elephant tusks on display.

Extract ID: 5238

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 10d
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Arusha

Pictures of Remtula Pirbhai Ltd (accountants?) building showing elephant tusks on display.

Extract ID: 5239

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 10e
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Arusha

Pictures of Remtula Pirbhai Ltd (accountants?) building showing elephant tusks on display.

Extract ID: 5240

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 10f
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Arusha market

Self explanatory

Extract ID: 5242

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 10g
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Is this Arusha

Good question, but I doubt it – may be Dar-Es-Salaam.

I agree - not Arusha

Extract ID: 5283

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 10h
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Subzali garage

On the junction of Sokoine Road, Ngoliondoi Road & Babati Road.

Extract ID: 5301

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 10i
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Subzali garage

On the junction of Sokoine Road, Ngoliondoi Road & Babati Road.

Extract ID: 5302

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 11a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Arusha Hotel Sign

The hotel was the best place for the local social scene (hosting St Andrews night & Burns nights). African waiters wore white tunics with a red fez hats (aka Tommy Cooper).

Extract ID: 5288

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 11b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Arusha Hotel Sign

The hotel was the best place for the local social scene (hosting St Andrews night & Burns nights). African waiters wore white tunics with a red fez hats (aka Tommy Cooper).

Extract ID: 5289

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 12a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Clay pigeon shoot attendees

Does anyone recognise any of these people?

Lad in green shirt is brother Bob (also known as Bobby)

Extract ID: 5256

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 12b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Clay pigeon shoot attendees

Man wearing cap on right I think is my father.

Extract ID: 5257

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 12c
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Clay pigeon shoot attendees

Man wearing cap in tent centre I think is my father.

Lad in green shirt is brother Bob (also known as Bobby)

Extract ID: 5258

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 12d
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Clay pigeon shoot attendees

Does anyone recognise any of these people?

Extract ID: 5259

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 12e
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Clay pigeon shoot in progress

Don’t know where but would assume in Arusha area, difficult to know who is there, as no faces available. Anyone recognise it?

Extract ID: 5260

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 12f
Extract Date: 1958-1962

High tower for clay pigeon shoot

I suspect this may be in the Mwanza area.

Extract ID: 5275

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Dam Building Equipment

Bob Duncan (Mwanza) 1 & 2 – My father – anyone remember him?

Extract ID: 5248

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Dam Building Equipment

Bob Duncan (Mwanza) 1 & 2 – My father – anyone remember him?

Extract ID: 5249

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13c
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Dam Building Equipment

Dam camp

Extract ID: 5261

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13d
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Dam Wall 1

Don’t know where any of these were built, but all projects my father carried out – any ideas? (I recall one of them being called the 40 mile dam, would assume 40 miles from either Mwanza or Arusha.)

Extract ID: 5262

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13e
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Dam Wall 2

Extract ID: 5263

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13g
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Dam Wall 3

Extract ID: 5264

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13h
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Dam Wall 4

Extract ID: 5265

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13i
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Dam Wall 5

Extract ID: 5266

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13j
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Dam Wall 6

Extract ID: 5267

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13k
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Turnipull or Turnidozer

Not sure of correct spelling, and cannot remember which is which. I think the Turnipull is #2 (these could pick up 28 tons of earth in one scoop). Both pieces of machinery used for dam building.

Extract ID: 5304

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 13l
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Turnipull or Turnidozer

Not sure of correct spelling, and cannot remember which is which. I think the Turnipull is #2 (these could pick up 28 tons of earth in one scoop). Both pieces of machinery used for dam building.

Extract ID: 5305

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Duncan Family - Arusha House

Where we lived in Arusha, on a street to the East off Simeon Road, opposite the Mt Meru hospital (The street was lined with Jacaranda trees).

The road north of the house that joined the Moshi road (top of Simeon Road) was unmade, with an area of African houses on the right hand side. Brother Bob and the dog used to chase the local toto’s that had come into the garden for the peaches.

There used to be a Baptist church on Ngoliondoi Road on the left hand side – lots of happy-clappy stuff. There was also a girl who lived nearby that used to own a pet monkey (name unknown – the girl I mean).

Extract ID: 5241

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Baobab tree

My father standing in front of a Baobab tree to indicate the trunk dimension.

Extract ID: 5243

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14c
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Birthday party

Not sure who for. My mother and father (Nora & Bob) are standing together at the back, brother Bob sitting immediately in front of mum, sister Shirley sitting immediately in front of dad and me sitting on the nearest seat looking back (cute little kid). Lady on the left unknown? (Mum used to work in the Standard Bank of South Africa – in either Mwanza or Arusha).

Extract ID: 5245

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14d
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Bob, Brian & Shirley

Mucking about (as kids do) in front of the Arusha house.

Extract ID: 5246

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14f
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Brother Bob

With a shot pigeon.

Extract ID: 5254

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14g
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Embarking plane

Duncan family departure for a holiday.

Extract ID: 5268

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14h
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Nora, Brian, Shirley & Bob

Not sure where but assume an airport prior to departure.

Hi - great site. I grew up in Tanzania. I think this photograph might just be of the [old] Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe.

David Plater 18 July 2007

Yes, that is the old Lake Victoria Hotel at Entebbe. If you enter that title in Google Images, you'll see an almost identical hotel frontage, albeit modernised.

Hazel Redgrave 8 Oct 2007

Extract ID: 5290

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14j
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Train to Mbeya

Sister Shirley (2nd on left) departing for boarding school in Mbeya (obviously thrilled at the thought).

Extract ID: 5303

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 15a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Field Shooting - Bob Duncan & Apenetto

My father and his ‘personal boy’ Apenetto after a shoot. (Apenetto used to work with dad in Mwanza and walked to Arusha to work with him again. He used to accompany him on his shooting expeditions, and assisted him re-blueing shotgun barrels.)

Dad carried out numerous gun repairs, becoming known in the area as ‘Bwana Bunduki’.

Extract ID: 5250

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 15b
Extract Date: 1958-1962


Extract ID: 5253

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 15b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Field Shooting 2

Extract ID: 5251

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 15d
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Shooting party 1

(From L-R) don’t know, Bob Duncan, Joan Saddler, brother Bob, don’t know name but chemist in Mwanza, John Saddler & don’t know.

Extract ID: 5296

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 15e
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Shooting party 2

(From L_R) don’t know, John Saddler, Apenetto, brother Bob, Dr Sanasada (Mwanza) & me (Brian).

Extract ID: 5297

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 15f
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Shooting party 3

(From L_R) don’t know, Bob Duncan, Apenetto, brother Bob, Dr Sanasada & me.

Extract ID: 5298

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 15h
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Shot rhino 1

The animal had killed a couple of local Africans. Father is on right (don’t know other chap, Royce Buckle?).

Bullet hole clearly visible on rear of front left shoulder (heart shot). I think the rifle was a .450 Nitro Express (my dad’s favourite calibre for large game).

Tom Linton says: The other man standing over the rhino looks very much like like Mr. Krokowski (polish refugee from Nazi occupied Poland). He owned a jewelry store around the corner from the grocery store on the corner of the town square/roundabout. He had mines around the country, was chief of police, and a big game hunter for many years (trading in ivory), and was eventually killed in his small aircraft on the slopes of Monduli hills. He got into a slip stream and couldn't pull out. His son Joseph survived and lives in London. I was supposed to go up with them that day, but my mother had a call from Mrs. Watts (who lived out past Lake Duluti) asking if I would take out her daughter Dawn, horseriding. After a heated argument, my mother won out, and I had to ride the six miles out there to take Dawn riding!

Extract ID: 5299

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 15i
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Shot rhino 2

Boy, were they chuffed!

Extract ID: 5300

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 16a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Gun-Shooting Shop

Not sure if this was in Arusha or not – bet someone knows!

Tom Linton says: No, this was not Arusha. We had to go to Nairobi for guns/supplies.

Extract ID: 5270

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 16b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Gun-Shooting Shop

Extract ID: 5271

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 16c
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Gun-Shooting Shop

Extract ID: 5272

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 16d
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Gun-Shooting Shop

Extract ID: 5273

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 16e
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Gun-Shooting Shop

Extract ID: 5274

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 17a
Extract Date: 1961

Independence Celebrations

various pictures of buildings in Arusha, 1961 (including Subzali’s garage and Remtula Pirbhai Ltd) taken at night.

Extract ID: 5278

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 17b
Extract Date: 1961

Independence Celebrations

Extract ID: 5279

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 17c
Extract Date: 1961

Independence Celebrations

Extract ID: 5280

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 17d
Extract Date: 1961

Independence Celebrations

Extract ID: 5281

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 17e
Extract Date: 1961

Independence Celebrations

Extract ID: 5282

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 18a
Extract Date: 1962

Filming Hatari

Picture taken of some of the crowd while filming in progress.

Extract ID: 5269

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 18b
Extract Date: 1962

Leopard cub

Cub presented to Mrs Howard Hawks at the end of the filming of Hatari. I recall that she found it a burden to keep and I believe she presented it to a zoo.

Extract ID: 5284

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 18c
Extract Date: 1962

Leopard cub and brother Bob

Cub out for walk, brother Bob’s feet in picture.

Extract ID: 5285

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 18d
Extract Date: 1962

Leopard cub and dog

Minutes after this picture was taken the cub became fed up with the dogs barking and antics and gave it one quick swipe (claws an’ all) across the face – dog disappeared even quicker!

Extract ID: 5286

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 19a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Holiday camp Serengeti 1

Bob, me and Avril Saddler.

Extract ID: 5276

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 19b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Holiday camp Serengeti 2

Extract ID: 5277

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 19c
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Holiday camp Serengeti 3

L-R – Nora Duncan, me, Bob Duncan, Joan Saddler, John Saddler, brother Bob and Avril Saddler.

It is believed that the Saddlers originally came from Forfar, Angus in Scotland, which is only ~16 miles from where I now live.

Extract ID: 5293

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 19d
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Ostrich nest

In the Serengeti Park. From L-R - Avril Saddler (family friends), brother Bob and me. We took one egg from the nest which I still have today.

Extract ID: 5291

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 20
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Camp for shooting safari

Extract ID: 5255

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 20a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Shirley

Sister Shirley during horse riding lessons on the other side of the Temi River (possibly in the area where the Gymkhana Club is now. Girl in background is Elizabeth Miller.

Shirley was at Mbeya (boarding school) from 1956 to 1959 (Burton House – green checked gingham dresses). Other houses were Stanley (blue), Livingstone (yellow?) and ? (red). She then had one year at Iringa boarding school. In 1959 she was joined by Jane Saddler (sister to Avril).

She then moved to Arusha as a day pupil, but latterly was tutored by a private teacher, along with three other pupils. Two of them were sisters, Elizabeth Miller (mentioned above) and Caroline. Their mother trained a horse called ‘Two Rivers’ and had a farm just outside Arusha. The private tutor was the wife of ‘Beeswax Smith’, who also lived on the other side of the Temi River.

Tom Linton says: The picture of the horse. That's the Miller home which was on Themi road just before you enter Themi coffee estate, on the way to the Pyrethrum factory built by my father Dr. John Linton, who passed away last year. When my horse arrived on the train from Nairobi, he was boarded in the Miller's paddock for a while. Mr. Miller left the country during the nationalization period (of socialism) with his wealth, in stones, and was sadly killed when the small plane he was absconding in crashed.

Extract ID: 5294

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 20b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Shirley

Extract ID: 5295

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 21a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Bill Boddy

Good friend of the family (married to Babs), lived/farmed near Iringa. Two-way radio on table is the same as one we used for contacting dam building operations, safari tours and friends. Bill was murdered some years later by locals during a small uprising. His wife Babs moved to Scotland for a few years, but believe she is now in Rhodesia. They had two sons (Victor & Clive) and a daughter I think (name beats me).

Extract ID: 5244

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 21b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Local doctors house

African doctor near the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Extract ID: 5287

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 21c
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Road into Ngorongoro crater

I vaguely recall travelling on this road and being chased in the land-rover by a rhino and an elephant (different occasions thankfully).

Extract ID: 5292

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 22a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

WD&ID Arusha 1

Beautiful backdrop with Mt Kilimanjaro looming large. Not sure where these premises were located in the town, but may have been somewhere to the South or West, perhaps what now constitutes the Industrial area off Sokoine Road.

Extract ID: 5306

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 22b
Extract Date: 1958-1962

WD&ID Arusha 2

Extract ID: 5307

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 22c
Extract Date: 1958-1962

WD&ID Mwanza

Included here for interest.

Extract ID: 5308

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 22d
Extract Date: 1958-1962

WD&ID Mwanza

Extract ID: 5309

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 22e
Extract Date: 1958-1962

WD&ID Mwanza

Extract ID: 5310

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 22f
Extract Date: 1958-1962

WD&ID Mwanza

Extract ID: 5311

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 22g
Extract Date: 1958-1962

WD&ID Mwanza

Extract ID: 5312

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23a
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Probably some photographs that may generate the most interest.

These were taken during the visit to Ngorongoro crater (I think in 1959 or 1960) by Sir Julian Huxley (1887-1975), Professor Bernard Grzimek (1909-1987) and Sir Peter Scott (1909-1989), plus a few others.

This may have been something to do with the setting-up of the WWF.

I believe that my father was given the task of setting up the visit and escorting the ‘dignitaries’ around while providing the necessary security from local wildlife.

Extract ID: 5313

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23b
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Extract ID: 5314

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23c
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Extract ID: 5315

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23d
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Extract ID: 5316

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23e
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Extract ID: 5317

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23f
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Extract ID: 5318

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23g
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Extract ID: 5319

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23h
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Extract ID: 5320

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23i
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Extract ID: 5321

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23j
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Extract ID: 5322

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs, 1958-1962
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 23m
Extract Date: 1959

Wildlife Commission – Ngorongoro

Extract ID: 5325
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