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    Leeds Collection

    The Afram Plains (Volta Lake) N. Territories & Togoland: journeys across country to Agricultural shows, showing life in various cities, towns and villages on the plains, in the bush and on the coast. Shots include European family life ...

     
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    This is a tribute to the British Army which shows troops off duty in Malta, Tripoli, Suez and Malaya, including shots of a Malayan jungle patrol.

     
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    The work of a copper mine in Northern Rhodesia. Examines the geology of Rhodesia and shows how and where the mines were constructed. Looks at the work of the African mining teams and their supervision by Europeans. Shows the various mining and copper ...

     
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    Macpherson Collection

    Rural countryside by the River. Village life with women grinding millet and dancing. Village musciens with their drums.

    Village wrestling competition. Village blacksmith working with his assistant operating the bellows ...

     
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    Macpherson Collection

    Ceremonial meeting by Governor with Chiefs and the making of awards.

    Agricultural Show. Demonstration of new types of bullock carts and of their uses. 'Business Meeting ' in a tented encampment in the country with local ...

     
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    Macpherson Collection

    Water fowl shooting in waters of a creek.

    Oil-rig operating from pontoon in creek. The rig and its winch with crew in action.

    Transporting felled tree trunks by river ferry (HMCS Jarga). Loading and unloading ...

     
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    Macpherson Collection

    British Colonial bungalow in the countryside with African servants. Government maintenance depot in the country. Shuttle weaver working on making of nets.

    'Green Man', dances ritual dance around village followed by young men ...

     
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    Morrison Collection

    (1) Ocean voyage home from Pateau in 1939 in M.V. Accra. with visits to Maderia which show the local scenery and people

    (2) Morrison family picnic at the lakeside of Jekko Hydro-electric Dam with rowing boat trip. 1950 ...

     
  • NAIROBI

    NAIROBI 1950 has video enhanced entry

    Great Britain

    Travelogue of everyday life in Nairobi, Kenya, concluding with the ceremony granting the town the status of a city.

    A British voiceover outlines the development of Nairobi - 'today in this once barren land stands Nairobi, capital of ...

     
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    GB

    I. Naval saluting: two ratings salute a Lieutenant who they encounter walking along a street (Portland ?); squad of ratings (belts, gaiters, white caps) make eyes left as they pass Lieutenant and Petty Officer; ratings in street look into funeral ...

     
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    GB

    I. MLS and MS off port bow of Dido Class light cruiser (HMS Euryalus ?) as she fires a salute.

    II. LA approach to starboard bow of HMS Vanguard secured to a buoy in Grand Harbour, Malta. MS, camera tracking to cross port bow.

    III. MCU of ...

     
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    Newby Collection

    Infant child in garden. African College or school?

     
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    Newby Collection

    Family scenes, Uganda.

     
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    Noble Collection

    Trade Fair at Kano showing the Fairground and the exhibitors' stands and the vistiors to the Fair. Kano Durbar, large regional colourful gathering of the tribes in the Northern Nigerian area meeting and parading of the chiefs with ...

     
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    Norman Turner Collection

    Multiple reels on DVD. Various scenes around Kaduna. Parades at Lugard Hall. Mr. Tanner awarded OBE for services to Nigeria, Lugard Hall. Visit of Queen and Prince Philip. Durbar. Fireworks. More durbar footage. Scenes in Kaduna ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film shot by Major William Rhodes James while serving with the 1st Battalion 6th Gurkha Rifles in Malaya during the early period of the Malayan Emergency, from August 1948, aiding the civil power and supporting the ...

     
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    Film about the London Missionary Society mission ship, John Williams VI, at her base in Suva, Fiji, and on voyages to Christian missions in the surrounding islands.

     
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    Great Britain

    Two seamen, just off a ship, are involved in transmitting a package with the proceeds of a robbery. The smuggler manages to clear the innocent one of blame and surrenders to the police.

     
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    Peskett Collection

    Footage of travels round northern Uganda and southern Sudan, including various shots of a market, ferry journeys, local parades and dancers.

     
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    TELEVISION NEWSREELGreat Britain

    No. 68 Photographic Squadron, which has been redrawing the map of Africa, moves all its men and equipment by air to Nairobi.

     
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    GB

    Film showing aspects of RAF operations in Malaya; Dakota transport aircraft drop supplies to soldiers in the jungle, rocket-armed late mark Spitfires take off from an airfield near Kuala Lumpur to attack insurgent targets, Lincoln bombers are armed ...

     
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    THIS MODERN AGEGreat Britain

    Report on problems of population and labour in Hong Kong. This Modern Age Series no. 34

     
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    Rees Collection

    Domestic scenes at the Rees's bungalow in Kilifi, showing the preparation of meals and outdoor bungalow shots. Beach scenes at the Kilifi Social Club.

    Production / Donor Details: Mr Rees joined ...

     
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    Rees Collection

    Kilifi township and its pot holed approach road haphazardly lined with mud and makuti houses. The local prison, known as 'King Georgi Hoteli', and the Kilifi Club , the centre for expatriate social and sporting activities. Fishing ...

     
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    Rees Collection

    Outward Bound course for boys (teenagers) from the Outward Bound Mountain School. At Loitokitok taking part in a competition on Mount Kilimanjaro for 'The Governor's Spear'.

    Production / Donor Details: Mr Rees joined the Staff of ...

     
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    Rees Collection

    Tana River and education for its small riverband settlements. Village scenes amongst different tribal groups. Educational inspection visits made by light aeroplane and river canoe. Overflight of Lamu Island and landing amongst its swamps ...

     
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    Rees Collection

    Family holidays in the Tsavo National Game Park and at the oceanside in Kwale District.

    Production / Donor Details: Mr Rees joined the Staff of the Kagumo Teacher Training College in Kenya as an Education Officer in 1953. He ...

     
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    Rees Collection

    Domestic scenes in Kilifi, the beach and the Club. The annual Royal Agricultural Show in Nairobi with British Army massed bands. Celebrations in Kilifie of the Queen's Official Birthday. Mombasa: Arab quarter, the Social Club and a ...

     
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    Rhodesia Collection

    Documenting the African bee, native traditional bee keepers and the bee-keeping industry in Africa.

    Production / Donor Details: The Rhodesia Collection was donated by the journal Rhodesians Worldwide and contains ...

     
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    Richard Barker Collection

    8 reels of various scenes in South Africa and Kenya, 1950s. Places include Nyeri, East London, Ciskei, Stutterheim. Also some reels on board ship.

     
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    Roach Collection

    Scenes in the Seychelles. Mahe island from the sea, Victoria and the shops. Football match, HMS Kenya, meeting and country show. Churches, beaches and schools. Grinding corn and other island life. Visiting the lesser islands, catching ...

     
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    Roach Collection

    Scenes in the Seychelles. Mahe and Victoria. Island life, garden party, wedding and Corpus Christi parade. Beach, sailing to outer islands, church, waterfalls, forests, and sailing. Overview of the islands, forest walks, boat building ...

     
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    Roach Collection

    A short clip of two European toddlers (the Roaches?), inside a bungalow, then playing on a beach. Some baby turtles swim in a bath. There is also a demonstration of rope making.

     
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    Roach Collection

    A short clip mainly around a confirmation service for many local girls dressed in white and accompanied by a large congregation outside of the standard corrugated roof church

     
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    Roach Collection

    A large gathering of formally dressed adults is seen surrounding a two storey non-native building. A group of formally dressed local children pose for the camera outside a church, and the elders disperse or pose to the camera. The Roach ...

     
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    Roach Collection

    Infant playing in garden. Wedding. Some landscape scenes.

     
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    Roach Collection

    Giant tortoise. Coastal and shipboard scenes. Hunting of sea turtles (possibly same footage as Roach 007?). Ships at sea. Coastal scenes, fairy tern. Views of coast from on board ship.

     
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    Roach Collection

    Family and home scenes.

     
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    TELEVISION NEWSREELGreat Britain

    Botswanan politician, Khama, is allowed to return for five days, from exile, because his wife is expecting a baby.

    [Son of the Bamangwato chief Sekoma II (died 1925), Khama studied law in the UK and married an ...

     
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    TELEVISION NEWSREELGreat Britain

    Seretse Khama is seen arriving in a flying boat at Southampton with his wife and child. He is starting his five year exile from Bechuanaland. It is reported that before leving Africa, Seretse came to an agreement with ...

     
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    SMALLPOX 1950 enhanced entry

    Nigeria

    Dramatised propaganda film, in which a villager refuses to be vaccinated by the visiting sanitary inspector and contracts smallpox.

    'Alabi, a young man, refuses to be vaccinated by the Sanitary Inspector. A few days later he goes to visit ...

     
  • SPOTLIGHT ON THE COLONIES
    Great Britain

    "This is a brief survey of progress made by the British Government in helping forty separate colonial territories to raise their standards and increase their wealth. After a summary of past difficulties - diseases that killed people and ...

     
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    Small Collection

    Amateur footage showing the British life style in Mauritius during the 1950s and 1960s.

     
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    Spencer Collection

    Film taken in northern Nigeria including impressions of the people and their lifestyle, and more specific shots relating to Ms Spencer's nursing work with mothers, children and babies.

    Production / Donor Details: Mrs ...

     
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    Spencer Collection

    A selection on video of Mrs Spencer's slides and photographs taken during her nursing career in Nigeria and Sarawak. Part 1: Northern Nigeria 1953-1965. Part 2: Sarawak 1965-1967: Simangang; Kuching; Miri; Kelebit and also Brunei; ...

     
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    TEMBA 1950

    Great Britain, South Africa

    Advertising film. Shows the life of an African family in the Transvaal.

     
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    Modern methods of producing rubber in plantations and factories. Manufacture of rubber into various products with examples.

     
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    Great Britain

    A look at Tanganyika, later Tanzania. Re-edited in 1961 into TANGANYIKA STORY.