Malawi under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1907-1967

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Title Malawi under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1907-1967
Description These records commence at the fracturing of the British Central Africa Protectorate which led to the official formation of the Nyasaland Protectorate. Most records conclude after Nyasaland gained independence in 1964. Nyasaland, now known as Malawi, is never more than one hundred miles wide from west to east and is almost enveloped on three sides by Mozambique, formerly known as Portugese East Africa. The main reason why Nyasaland became a British rather than a Portuguese colonial possession, was that David Livingstone had travelled extensively in the country and written extensively of its potential for Christianity and commerce. His travels were followed by a number of Scottish missionaries who, at the time of the Scramble for Africa, lobbied successfully for the creation of a British administration. In the early years the British Government ruled Nyasaland directly, supplanting local Chiefs in order to assume control. From the 1930's, the Government reversed this...
ISBN 9781851173105
Contributor British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
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Source Government publications relating to Africa
Language eng
Rights Content © British Foreign & Commonwealth Office; images © Microform Academic Publishers, 2015. All rights reserved.
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0
Publisher Microform Academic Publishers
Coverage 1907 - 1967
Created On 28th July, 2015 - 1:06pm
Last Updated 28th July, 2015 - 1:06pm
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