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Waiting the Arrival of the Mission Steamer, Likoma, Lake Nyasa, Africa, 1904

Waiting the Arrival of the Mission Steamer, Likoma, Lake Nyasa, Africa, 1904


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Waiting the Arrival of the Mission Steamer, Likoma, Lake Nyasa, Africa, 1904

Waiting the Arrival of the Mission Steamer, Likoma, Lake Nyasa, Africa, 1904. Scene in what is now Malawi. Published by the Universities Mission to Central Africa

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Imperialism Malawi Mission Print Collector5 Steamboat Steamer Union Flag Union Jack Lake Malawi Lake Nyasa


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Waiting the Arrival of the Mission Steamer, Likoma, Lake Nyasa, Africa, 1904

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. This print captures a scene from what is now Malawi in 1904. The image depicts a picturesque landscape surrounding Lake Nyasa (also known as Lake Malawi), with its calm waters stretching out into the distance. In the foreground, we see a group of African locals eagerly awaiting the arrival of a mission steamer. The presence of flags flying proudly in the breeze catches our attention - specifically, the Union Jack representing British colonialism and imperialism during this era. This visual juxtaposition hints at an intersection between religion and power dynamics that were prevalent during this time. The mission steamer itself stands tall on the water's surface; its steamboat design symbolizes progress and modernity in transportation. It serves as a lifeline connecting remote areas to civilization and religious missions. Religion plays an important role in this photograph as well. The location being Likoma Island suggests that it was home to one such Christian mission established by the Universities Mission to Central Africa. Christianity spread across Africa through these missions during colonial times. Overall, this evocative image offers us a glimpse into history - not only capturing geographical features but also reflecting upon themes of transport, religion, colonization, and cultural exchange that shaped Africa's past.

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