Sir Edward Twining

Name ID 633

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World History at KMLA
Page Number: 08b
Extract Date: 1939-1961

Tanganyika a British Mandate 1939-1961: Tanganyika's Governors

1938-1941 Mark Aitchinson Young

1941-1945 Wilfrid Edward Francis Jackson

1945-1949 William Dennis Battershill

1949-1958 Edward Francis Twining

1958-1961 Richard Gordon Turnbull

Extract ID: 3520

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Arusha School Magazine
Page Number: 02-03
Extract Date: 1955

Preface and School Sports Day


As far as our records show, there has never been an Arusha School Magazine published before. The publication of the first number is therefore an important event in the School's history and I hope it will start a tradition.

The main essential of a School Magazine is that it should be the product of the School's pupils. Primary and Preparatory Schools rarely issue magazines, so I am very pleased that the effort has been made at Arusha. I hope that future issues will contain news of old pupils, if they will kindly let us know what they are doing.

In particular I should like to record our thanks to Miss J. M. Elliott who has done most of the hard work of organisation.

C. E. Hamshere Headmaster

School Sports

Our School Sports were held on Saturday, October 23rd on the senior playing field.

The Sports started at two o'clock and it was very pleasant to see the School Houses, North and South, coming out of the buildings looking very smart. The Hellenic and Dutch Schools also came to compete.

The first events were the high and long jumps and the flat races. The long jump for the seniors was the first one to be read out and it sent a cold shiver down my back as I was a competitor.

After tea there were the relays, and we were very lucky, as His Excellency the Governor and Lady Twining came to see the various later events, such as the Tug of War, and the Mothers and Fathers race and the relays. We all found these last few events very enjoyable. The Tug of War was won by South House of Arusha School.

The best part of the whole afternoon was the presentation of the shield and cups. The shield was won by North and South with 78 points each. The athletics cup was won by South House, and the relay cup by the Hellenic School.

We all enjoyed the afternoon very much, especially as we were highly honoured by His Excellency's presence.



Extract ID: 5660

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HRH the Princess Margaret in British East Africa and Mauritius
Extract Date: 1956, October

The Princess's first engagement in Arusha

The Princess's first engagement in Arusha on Tuesday, 16th October, was a now familiar baraza held in the shadow of Mount Meru, and impressive mountain whose stark peak reaches 14,979 ft. Here she received a rousing welcome from thousands of African school children. A picnic lunch was taken on the shores of Lake Duluti, and then Her Royal Highness entered a safari car to drive to the Ngurdoto crater, a famed resort of wild animals. From the lip of the crater the Princess gazed down upon a herd of 150 buffalo and saw 15 elephants with a young calf running alongside. Shortly afterwards a mighty bull elephant moved through the high grass, but a giraffe which she particularly wanted to see failed to appear. The next day at a game farm, the owner, Mr. August Kuenzler, showed her how fast-running animals are caught with a noose and pole attached to a lorry.

A pleasant task for Princess Margaret during her visit to the game farm at Arusha on Wednesday, 17th October, was to choose two zebras that were to be given to Prince Charles and Princess Anne by the owner, Mr. Kuenzler. The choice was not that easy as there were 20 to choose from, but at last she indicated the pair she preferred. The Governor of Tanganyika, Sir Edward Twinning, caused a roar of laughter when he asked in the tones of a shop walker, 'and to what address shall I send them, Madam?' 'Home!' replied the Princess.

She then delighted the photographers by feeding the giraffes and taking many photographs of her own with a miniature camera. She was charmed by a baby elephant, saw a young rhinoceros and fed some strutting ostriches with corn.

Her Royal Highness's only public engagement was on outdoor reception at the European School........

Extract ID: 1469

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Williams, Douglas Princess Margaret in Northern Tanganyika
Page Number: 1
Extract Date: 1956 Oct 19

Extract ID: 4232

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Hughes, A.J. East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Sir Richard Turnbull

In July 1958, Sir Richard Turnbull had succeeded Sir Edward Twining as Governor. He had previously been chief secretary in Kenya, during the Emergency, and he had seen the violence and bloodshed which had resulted from a people's discontent with their conditions and the slowness of their political advance.

Extract ID: 1386