Grand Palaver at Jellah Coffee, 1874.
A scene from the Gold Coast - a Grand Palaver at Jellah Coffee between the Administrator and the native kings and chiefs. From left to right, Folu, King of Jellah Coffee; Adjaba, King of Awoonah; Cocumay, War Captain of Awoonah and Okobim Paba, Chief Ashanti Ambassador on the left of the image. On the right, from left to right, Tubolu the interpreter, Commodore Sir William N.W. Hewitt, Charles C. Lees the acting administrator of the Gold Coast and H. Gibson the Secretary to the Commodore. Beyond the British line up is Solomon, King of James Town, Accra; Tackie, King of Accra; Lieutenants E.N. Rolfe and A.B. Crombie. In 1873, after decades of an uneasy relationship between the British and the Acing people of central Ghana, the British attacked and virtually destroyed the Asanti capital of Kumasi, and officially declared Ghana a crown colony on 24 July 1874.
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Creation Date: 23rd February 2010
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