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A Colonial Elephant Hunt in Central Africa – Sir Samuel Baker

[First posted August.. 2009,  Revised 08 November 2011] In 1862 Sir Samuel Baker and his Hungarian wife Lady Florence, set off to discover the source of the Nile. Theirs is one of the more bazaar and fascinating pages of colonial … Continue reading

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How to Make Salt from Grasses or Goat Dung in northern Uganda, 1860’s

Proceeding up the White Nile basin from Gondokro (current Juba, in southern Sudan) for about 100 miles, the Bakers entered the Latooka territory where they stayed for a short time. Samuel Baker thought the Latooka to be the most handsome … Continue reading

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