Mwanza

Name ID 2148

See also

Tanganyika Guide
Page Number: 51
Extract Date: 1953

Section V—Tabora to Mwanza

The construction of the line from Tabora to Mwanza was commenced in April, 1925, and the line was finally opened to traffic in August, 1928. From Tabora it traverses the cleared farm lands of the district for about ten miles, which is followed by an area of " Miombo " forest which extends for another forty. From Bukene, mile 56, to Mwanza, mile 237, a wonderful stretch of open undulating cattle country is traversed—a land which not only raises cattle, but which is capable of producing groundnuts, cotton and other export commodities, as well as food crops.

Mwanza itself is a picturesque, wooded town situated on the shores of Lake Victoria. From the top of Fort Hill a fine view of the lake and town is obtainable. There is a charming nine-hole golf course set amid rocky hills near the lake shore, and the Gymkhana Club maintains three tennis courts. Bathing is to be had at Bwiru. About four miles from the town, near the Government and Native Administration schools.

The circular walk round Capri Point Forest Reserve (about three miles) is recommended, while, for those who prefer motoring, a pleasant drive can be had along the thirty-mile avenue forming the Mwanza end of the Tabora Road, one of the main highways of the Territory.

There are two hotels in the town.

Extract ID: 5541

See also

Tanganyika Guide
Page Number: 65
Extract Date: 1953

III. The Mwanza—Tabora Road Mwanza—Shinyanga—Tinde—Tabora, 227 miles

From Mwanza this road runs through heavily cultivated country along a beautiful avenue of Cassia simea trees for 31 miles, rice, cotton, groundnuts and millet fields being met with en route. Shinyanga, headquarters of a district and a railway station, is reached at mile 102 from Mwanza. Old Shinyanga, a few miles away, is the headquarters of the Tsetse Research Department and a visit is recommended. At Mwadui, 18 miles away, is the now famous Williamson Diamond Mine.

From Shinyanga the road runs to Tinde, where the main road to Bukoba and Uganda is met. The Manyonga river is crossed at about mile 130, and the road then proceeds through open cattle country to Nzega, 75 miles from Tabora. Tabora is a town of considerable importance, and contains hotels and two banks. From Nzega a branch road leads to Sekenke and Singida ; the former place was formerly the centre of important gold-mining activities.

Extract ID: 5635

See also

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

Dam Wall 2

Extract ID: 5263

See also

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

Dam Wall 3

Extract ID: 5264

See also

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

Dam Wall 4

Extract ID: 5265

See also

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

Dam Wall 5

Extract ID: 5266

See also

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

Dam Wall 6

Extract ID: 5267

See also

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

WD&ID Mwanza

Extract ID: 5309

See also

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

WD&ID Mwanza

Extract ID: 5310

See also

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

WD&ID Mwanza

Extract ID: 5311

See also

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

WD&ID Mwanza

Extract ID: 5312
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