Original prints of many of the photographs to be found in Native Life on the Transvaal Border by [William] Willoughby

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People include: Chief Khama [III] and his 2nd or 3rd wife; Chief Sebele; Chief Montsioa; Sekgoma Khama; "Mile" [Milly], Khama's daughter. Activities pictured include: cutting Kaffir corn; "outspanned at the deserted Church, Shoshong"; collecting water from a well; railway construction; "buying grain in famine time"; catching locusts; pounding corn and sifting meal; a "fashionable wedding - Native Church, Phalapye" [Palapye]; camping and celebrating Christmas; "Cottar's Saturday night - Secwana version" [?bible class]; washing clothes. Other buildings or places pictured include: ruins of the mission house and site of deserted town, Shoshong; "Native Church", Molepolole; "a trader's home", Sekgome's and Khama's houses, "place of tribal assembly" [Kgotla], Church hut, main street, "the Waggon Hospital", the Court House, the Mission House, the English-speaking Church, [native elementary school,] Telegraph Office, the railway station, and General Store, Palapye; the Mission House, [Tsime's home], and the "Native Church", Kanye; [Cwapong village and hills]; a threshing floor; Chief Bathoen's house; the junction between the Crocodile and ?Marieo river; [Eagle Kloof]. Also includes: crops and trees; Cape Government train; horses and cart in the rain; group of children.

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Duplicate of church hut photograph. 47 of the photographs are included in Willoughby's book.

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Copyright probably expired