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"Framework of Building, Livingstonia", Malawi, ca.1910
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1910
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
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The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
Photograph of a team of men constructing the wooden framework of a building. The men are possibly of the Ngoni people. A number of men can be seen on the roof of the structure and others sit around the outside of the building. The Ngoni people are an ethnic group living in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, in east-central Africa. The Ngoni trace their origins to the Zulu people of kwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
This belongs to a series of Church of Scotland Foreign Missions Committee lantern slides relating to Rev Donald Fraser (1870-1933). Rev Donald Fraser, the Scottish missionary, was born in Argyllshire, Scotland, the son of a Free Church minister. In his youth Rev Fraser helped found the Student Volunteer Movement in Britain and the World Student Christian Federation before beginning missionary service in Malawi with the Free Church of Scotland. He worked in Malawi from 1896 until he returned to Scotland in 1925. He was first posted to Ekwendeni and later Embangweni. Rev Fraser worked closely with the Ngoni people.
1 lantern slide : 8 x 8 cm.
lantern slides
impa-m68519 [Legacy record ID]
Manual work
Exterior views
Time Period
circa 1910
GB 237 CSWC47/LS4/1/22 [File]
Donald Fraser of Loudon LS4/1
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

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