Colonial Life in Northern Rhodesia
|Richard (Tim) Dening was a District Commissioner in
Northern Rhodesia in the 1950s. He was responsible for administering an area the size of
Wales (20,000 sq Km) and included amongst his many duties was that of maintaining bridges and access
routes in the District. The series of photographs below were taken while rebuilding a
bridge over the Kabompo River which had been washed away.
building could be a dangerous business because it required that workers get into the river
on occasion. My father told me once of his distress when one of his workers got washed
away and was taken by a crocodile. It is a different world out there.
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