Swaziland Digital Archives: Decades: 1930's

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1930
Joy and Love
Photographer: Rita Tetley
Source: Dawson family

Photo No. 433


Poppy Meadows (nee Holtman) and her daughter Margaret.

1930's
Car
Photographer: Captain Smythe
Source: Annie Smythe

Photo No. 37


1930's Car. Roads were poor and cars were mainly used in the towns.

1930's
Car on Pont
Photographer: Unknown
Source: Annie Smythe

Photo No. 64


Ponts obviously intrigued early photographers - they are about the single most commonly photographed subject.

1930's
Florence Mission Boys Dorm
Photographer: Rev. Dawson
Source: Dawson family

Photo No. 418


Rev. William Dawson and his wife Emma pose proudly in front of the boys dormitory at Florence Mission. He is wearing the O.B.E.

1930's
Franklin Family Fishing, Balegane
Photographer: Max Ashton
Source: Bob Forrester

Photo No. 72


The bushveldt was opened to commercial farming in the 20's and 30's. Here is the Franklin family, who only went to the Bushveldt in the non-malarial winter.

1930's
Havelock
Photographer: Rev. Dawson
Source: Dawson family

Photo No. 486


The compound for mine labourers at Havelock. At its peak the mine employed some 4000 people.

1930's
Havelock
Photographer: Rev. Dawson
Source: Dawson family

Photo No. 485


This is the start of Havelock Mine (early 1930's), for many years the only real source of employment and tax revenue. Indicated on the back of the photo: white patch centre left, "drive", building centre top, "managers house", centre right, eroded area, "main drive".

1930's
Havelock
Photographer: Rev. Dawson
Source: Dawson family

Photo No. 484


View looking from Franklin's store to the mine workings.

1930's
Jockey
Photographer: Captain Smythe
Source: National Archives

Photo No. 38


Horse racing (and betting) was common, gymkhanas were regularly held in Piggs Peak, Siteki, etc.

1930's
Mater Dolorosa, Mbabane
Photographer: Unknown
Source: National Archives

Photo No. 79


The Catholic Mission of our Sad Mother is now almost in the centre of town.

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