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PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS COMMITTEE OF THE WITWATERSRAND GOLD MINING INDUSTRY.
African Tribes employed on the Witwatersrand Gold Mines.

Description:
pp. (xxxvi).With 34 illustrations of African tribesmen. Original paper wrappers now detached and nicked and torn at the edges, a few corners dog-eared, a somewhat scruffy copy but rare.

*Two copies on COPAC - the British Library and the Bodleian. Following a leaf of text outlining 'Conditions of Service', there are 34 photographs of African tribesmen, originally used as illustrations for the annual calendars issued by the mining company. These were separately published as a brochure in 1944, in limited numbers, and then re-issued in the above form in order to raise war funds. Among the tribes mentioned are the NGQIKE - CHOPI - PONDO - THONGA - ZULU - SWAZI - THEMBU - NYAMBAAN - NGONI - LOZI. Each photograph is accompanied by a short descriptive text.

For the Committee. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Date Published: 1944. Small landscape folio.

Stock No. 57699

Price: 50.00

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