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: British Empire & Commonwealth

: Macpherson

: 2006/083

: Macpherson collection

: 1950s

: James N Macpherson OBE was a colonial worker based in the Gambia during the 1950s. He made several films during his time there showing his journeys by river and his attendance at local events. This collection of films highlight aspects of life in the Gambia, and focus on trade and agriculture within the colonial setting. Footage includes river travel and transportation of goods, and also scenes at an agricultural show. The Duke of Edinburgh's visit in 1957 is filmed, giving an example of colonial ceremony led by British officials.


: 5 films

: Fonds


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