Swaziland Digital Archives: Decades: 1980's

About the 1980's

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1980's
Kid Spectators
Photographer: Bob Forrester
Source: Bob Forrester

Photo No. 536


Two children watching the Reed Dance at Lobamba, early '80's.

1980's
Mbabane, 1980's
Photographer: Unknown
Source: Unknown

Photo No. 139


Mbabane, 1980's

1980's
Prince of the Blood
Photographer: Bob Forrester
Source: Bob Forrester

Photo No. 539


Senior member of the Royal Family at Lobamba, early '80's

1980's
PS Woodwork Shed
Photographer: Bob Forrester
Source: Bob Forrester

Photo No. 540


The headquarters of P.S. Woodwork, makers of Scandanavian style furniture and (at the time) building contractors. Ezulwini.

1980's
The King's Hut
Photographer: Bob Forrester
Source: Bob Forrester

Photo No. 537


After King Sobhuza II's death there was a period of Palace infighting. This is the main hut of a new Royal Residence at Malkerns, built under the supervision of Prince Sozisa, the Authorised Person. When the Prince lost power the project was abandoned.

1980's
Zebrasquash
Photographer: Bob Forrester
Source: Bob Forrester

Photo No. 541


Game was shot out in Swaziland as part of a policy to eradicate foot and mouth disease, which affected cattle. It was later re-introduced from South Africa. These zebra have been captured using a helicopter and sacking at Hlane Game Sanctuary, they are in a pen awaiting transfer to other nature reserves.

1982/3
Catholic Tastes
Photographer: Bob Forrester
Source: Bob Forrester

Photo No. 529


Religious orders spent a lot of time and effort teaching Swazis the benefits of crocheting, knitting and needlework. These were taught in the style of the motherland, often Ireland or Italy. Here two Catholics stand in front of their work, St Joseph's Mission.

1984
Cyclone Domoina - Brown's Bridge
Photographer: Bob Forrester
Source: Bob Forrester

Photo No. 531


Cyclone Domoina hit in 1984 with no warning. It rained heavily in the highveld, but most damage was in the lowveld where all the water accumulated. This is Brown's Bridge, at Maphiveni.

1984
Cyclone Domoina - LandRover
Photographer: Bob Forrester
Source: Bob Forrester

Photo No. 532


Cyclone Domoina hit in 1984 with no warning. It rained heavily in the highveld, but most damage was in the lowveld where all the water accumulated. This is the warden's LandRover at Mlawula Nature Reserve

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