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"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.