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About the 1920's

 
429.  Hereford Bull
1920's/30's
Photographer: Rev. Dawson    Photo Source: Dawson family

Settlers were constantly trying to improve the bloodlines of the local Nguni or Afrikander cattle. A popular blend was to introduce Herefords, like this bull. The result had increased bulk and higher milk production.
431.  Howdy Pardner
1920's/30's
Photographer: Rev. Dawson    Photo Source: Dawson family

A scene that looks right out of a Western cowboy movie. This is not surprising as Swaziland had the same conditions as the Wild West. Rich minerals, good grasslands for cattle and a colonial power keen to take control. The man on the right is probably Henry Anton Holtman.
434.  Komati Pont
1920's/30's
Photographer: Rev. Dawson    Photo Source: Dawson family

Before bridges were built across rivers, ponts were common. These were rafts that were pulled across the rivers on cables. The pont across the Komati was built in the mid-1920's and replaced by a bridge in the early sixties.
436.  Night Staff
1920's
Photographer: Rita Tetley    Photo Source: Dawson family

Poppy Holtman (nee Meadows) is standing in the centre. She trained as a Nurse in Barberton, this is the Night Staff.
437.  Mbabane Capital
1920's/30's
Photographer: Unknown    Photo Source: Dawson family

Mbabane in the 20's or 30's, taken from about the site of the present Mbabane Clinic.
439.  Mission Folk
1920's/30's
Photographer: Rev. Dawson    Photo Source: Dawson family

Missions attracted large numbers of workers and the curious, who were seen as potential converts.
441.  New Bedding
1920's/30's
Photographer: Rev. Dawson    Photo Source: Dawson family

"New bedding" is the original title, presumably straw for the mattresses at Florence Mission as the women have sickles.
444.  Posh Camping
1920's/30's
Photographer: Rev. Dawson    Photo Source: Dawson family

Going camping andwearing three piece suits, buns and pearls didn't seem ridiculous to the wealthy of the twenties and thirties. There were periodic inspections and visits to Florence Mission, presumably this is one of them.
445.  Pray!
1920's/30's
Photographer: Rev. Dawson    Photo Source: Dawson family

Florence Mission, near Hluti, was run by the Scandanavian Missionary Alliance, a hellfire and brimstone, down on your knees, repent now and gain salvation type of sect.
451.  St Marks School
1920's/30's
Photographer: Unknown    Photo Source: Dawson family

Bishop Watts started St Marks School in 1909. Initially it was a handful of students, but it rapidly grew and these buildings were erected.

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