1930 photographs

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Photographs taken during Alexander Sandilands' missionary work in Bechuanaland [Botswana]. Dates and numbers written on the reverse of the photographs by Ian Sandilands relate them to incidents in Alexander Sandilands' 1930 correspondence (see MS380813/2/4): "Rampodu, the old deacon who was my chaperone on my trip up country" (2 photographs); "Moronkerwa"; interior view, mid-room, Maun mission compound - Doris Sandilands seated with baby; three cars (Sandilands' on right); "Hendersons' car on Riley's Road (between Mogogelo [?] and Tso Tsoroga)"; "Hendersons' car on the road Kasane - Kachikau"; "Between Kasane and the Falls - Hendersons' car encounters a tree fallen across the road"; Hendersons' car crossing river on a pontoon; "Masarwa (Protectorate Bushmen) outside their hut"; "Some boys [bushmen?] eating"; "Bushman outside his hut"; view of Hendersons' car in dense bush; "Wash day at the river" ['natives' washing clothes] (2 photographs); "Children's afternoon - finish of the sack race"; "Children's afternoon - little girls' egg and spoon race"; "Children's afternoon - big girls' thread the needle race"; Girls' Life Brigade girls standing to attention; views of motor repairs, brick laying and building under construction, Maun mission compound; "B.B. [Boys' Brigade] trainees"; "A deaconess of the church"; "A congregation at an out station"; views of native congregations and preachers (3 photographs); views of native village (2 photographs); "Two women ... weaving large grain baskets out of the fibre from palm-tree leaves".

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For Alexander Sandilands' 1930 correspondence, see MS380813/2/4