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James Boyce Malula, Domasi, Malawi, ca.1920-1929
Chisuse, Mungo Murray, Photographer, Malawi, fl. 1900-1929
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1920/1929
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
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National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
The National Library of Scotland license the use of this content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
"James Boyce Malula, Bathia his wife and Jessie Murial his daughter. He is the Domasi hospital assistant". Portrait of a married couple and their daughter. The man wears a white suit, shirt and tie and a pith helmet lies on the ground at his feet. He stands leaning his hand on the shoullder of his wife, who sits in a chair wearing a white dress and holding an umbrella. A young girl stands and leans into her mothers lap. ❧ The Domasi Mission was founded in 1884 by Rev. Alexander Hetherwick (1860-1939). It is one of a number of important missions in Southern Nyasaland and takes its name from the largest river that flows into Lake Shirwa [Chilwa] on the western shore. It is situated north of Blantyre near Mount Zomba. The station was central to the medical work in the area, and trained girls in industrial and domestic work. Mr Hetherwick was an accomplished linguist and translated the New Testament in to the Yao language and wrote manuals on the Yao and Nyanja languages. ❧ The photograph is stamped by the printer - "M. M. Chisuse, The African photographer, Blantyre, Nyasaland". ❧ This photograph is one of several taken during Miss Muir's time serving in the Domasi mission where she gave medical support throughout the region. ❧ This image belongs to an album of photographs collected by Dr. Stevenson and includes images from India, China and Africa.
Photographic prints, 11.2 x 15.3 cm.
Malula, James Boyce, Hospital Assistant, Domasi, Malawi, fl. 1921
Hospitals (institutions, health facility)
Time Period
circa 1920/1929
Southern region
Acc.7548/F/4 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75641021 [File]
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland
Photographs from various mission fields collected by Dr. Stevenson

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