Bububu Station, Zanzibar
Fisher, Alfred Hugh 1867-1945
Great Britain. Colonial Office. Visual Instruction Committee
Royal Commonwealth Society Library. Cambridge University Library. University of Cambridge.
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Unknown author (2004). Bububu Station, Zanzibar [digital image]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/781
240 x 190 mm. A view showing Africans loading produce on to the train on the narrow gauge railway at Bububu, five miles north of Zanzibar Town. Bububu is: 'the terminus of a diminutive railway which plies six or seven times a day to Zanzibar Town. The service is most popular and useful, and is largely used by the native population. A special first-class coach is run for the benefit of those passengers from steamers who wish to obtain a glimpse of the island. The railway traverses some of the narrowest streets of the city, and it is a constant source of wonderment how passers-by escape being run over. Europeans resident in Zanzibar regard the railway with an amused tolerance.' (Pearce, Francis Barrow (1920), Zanzibar: the island metropolis of eastern Africa. London: T.F. Unwin, p. 146). Date in pencil on reverse.
Zanzibar Island (Africa, Tanzania)
start=1910; end=1910; scheme=DCTERMS.W3CDTF
Host Item: RCS Photograph Collection, Fisher Collection, Y3047A.
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