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Lantern Slide - View of Kuruman, Life & Work of Dr David Livingstone, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 31963 5

Summary:
Lantern Slide depicting the Kuruman missionary station in South Africa where Livingstone began his missionary work. It is part of an incomplete set of 40 slides, two are missing, illustrating highlights from Livingstone's life and travels. These slides were manufactured by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company for the The London Missionary Society, circa 1900.

Dr. David Livingstone (1813-1873) spent thirty years in Africa as a missionary and explorer. He was the first European to cross Africa and to find Victoria Falls.

The Kuruman Mission Station in South Africa was established about 1820 by Robert Moffat. Livingstone arrived there in July 1841 after a month and a half long journey, by cart and oxen, from Port Elizabeth with fellow missionaries the David Ross and his wife.
Description:
Standard format colour Lantern Slide edged with black tape with number in top left corner.
Description Of Content:
Image of houses with thatched roofs in a village. A man is standing outside one of the houses.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exploration, lantern slides, christian endeavour, missionaries, african exploration
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Storytelling
Inscriptions: In white circle in top left corner of slide: 5
Format: Lantern Slide: Colour; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Manufacturer: The London Stereoscopic Company, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1900
Manufactured For: London Missionary Society, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1900
Place & Date Depicted: Kuruman, South Africa, 1841

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