Killarney Mine

Killarney Mine

 

Date: 15.05.1904 – 08.07.1910)

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Service:

  • Coach to Filabusi
  • Runner (01.05.1910)

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TypeStart DateEnd DateNotes
D222.03.190608.07.1910

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Zambesi Mission

Zambesi Mission

Muluma, Ncheu

 

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The Zambesi Mission was started by Joseph Booth, an Englishman farming in Australia who established a Christian outreach in the Lake Nyasa region of southern Africa.

He founded the Zambesi Industrial Mission in 1892 with the joint aims of sharing the Gospel and helping Africans to advance in the trades and skills which would enable them to fulfil their immense potential. The early days of the mission saw such activities as coffee growing, cattle rearing, skin curing and printing. In this, Booth, was following the thinking of David Livingstone who had pioneered Christian mission in Central Africa during the middle years of the century.

Booth’s spirit and vision made him a difficult person to contain and the mission’s Council in the UK soon fell out with its founder in Nyasaland. Booth left the mission in 1897, but it continued as a largely self-supporting Industrial mission until 1930. After this, it continued as a conventional mission church with growing numbers of congregations and members. After Malawi became independent, the work of the mission church was split into a locally led and funded Zambezi Evangelical Church, partnered by a UK headquartered Zambesi Mission with a local Blantyre office.

The mission is an evangelical, non-denominational agency working in Malawi and northern Mozambique and continues to run today.

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Albert James Storey

Albert James Storey

1874-1941

Albert James Storey was born in England on 26th August, 1874 and went to British Central Africa in 1896 working as a book-keeper to the Zambesi Industrial Mission. Around 1900, he went into business establishing A J Storey General Stores.

In 1901, Storey attempted to marry a local native woman, Alice Ndumei, of Kuligowe’s village in Southern Angoniland. However, the woman was considered ‘of ordinary type’ and ‘excessively stupid.’ Therefore, she was considered unable to enter into a contract of marriage with Storey.

He had established himself as a photographer, auctioneer, commission agent, accountant, and auditor dealing in general store goods by 1908 and in 1922 he had stores in Zomba, Port Herald and Fort Johnston. He also had garages in Blantyre and Zomba.

In 1932 he moved to Limbe and establish a cigarette factory producing A J S Cigarettes. Around this time he appears to have given up the retail industry and his photography business and by 1938 he was working for the Nyasaland Tea Marketing Expansion Board. He was considered an ardent philatelist.

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References

Contributors
  • Andrew Wilkie
  • Keith Harrop
  • James Gavin
  • Peter Gorton
  • Ian MacDonald

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Presentation: 1897 – Arms Issue

British Central Africa

1897 – Arms Issue

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1897 – Arms Issue

British Central Africa

1897 – Arms Issue

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  • Date of Issue: August, 1897
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  • Printer: De La Rue
  • Process: Typographed
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  • Watermark:
    • Crown CA (1d to 1/-)
    • Crown CC (2/6d to £10)
  • Perf: 14
  • Plate: 1
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The African Lakes Corporation Limited

The African Lakes Corporation Limited

Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Glasgow

The African Lakes Corporation plc (ALC) was a British company originally set-up in 1877 by Scottish businessmen to co-operate with missions in Nyasaland. Despite its original connections with the Free Church of Scotland, it operated its businesses in Africa on a commercial rather than a philanthropic basis, and it had political ambitions in the 1880s to control part of Central Africa.

Its businesses in the colonial era included water transport on the lakes and rivers of Central Africa, wholesale and retail trading including the operation of general stores, labour recruitment, landowning and later an automotive business. The company later diversified, but suffered an economic decline in the 1990s and was liquidated in 2007. It may be referred to as just “African Green Lakes”.

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Other Publishers

Reference

Contributors
  • Keith Harrop
  • Walter Herdzik
  • James Gavin
  • Stuart Ross

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Thekerani Mission

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Thekerani Mission

Thekerani Mission, situated in the most densely populated area of the southernmost part of the country and overlooking the Shire Valley, was opened as a branch of Malamulo Mission in the early days. Large numbers of students and of converts were outstanding features of the work in this area for many years. Thekerani grew to be a big mission station under expatriate leadership. A school, dispensary, and church flourished for many years. They were later taken over by the government.

Thekerani, by 1928, operated about 18 outschools and 3 prayer houses. In 1932 L. A. Vixie, publishing director of the Union, conducted an institute at Thekerani Mission, where thirteen regular canvassers and other workers were in attendance.

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