Name ID 1438
Herne, Brian White Hunters: The golden age of African Safaris
Page Number: 158c
Extract Date: 1933
With the help of his friends Ionides became an assistant game ranger in 1933, beginning with the slim salary of £40 per month. During the 1930s the Tanganyika Game Department had just six European game rangers headed by chief game warden Philip Teare, and 120 African game scouts. This tiny staff was supposed to control all matters concerning wild game in Tanganyika Territory, which consisted of 362,688 square miles. As a new recruit Ionides was sent to Kilwa, a small but ancient coastal port 180 miles south of Dar es Salaam.