Name ID 1713
Young, Francis Brett Marching on Tanga
Page Number: 018
Extract Date: 1916
Other visitors there were in this expectant camp. For a moment I saw Bishop Furze of Pretoria, that most militant Christian. He was going to attach himself, he said, to Smuts's headquarters. `If he'll have me,' he added, for he knew the General well, and respected him for a strong man like himself. `He fears neither God nor man,' he said, `and particularly the former.'
We lingered, long after the hour of the `sundowner,' about the tent of old M-- the one-armed elephant hunter, and there many friendships were renewed. Here, too, came Cherry Kearton, the photographer of big game, who had now been attached to the Naval Air Service. He said that he was going to fly to Tabora. Tabora! ... that infinitely distant and unattainable capital, when we had barely crossed the frontier. He had come to ask M-- about the nature of the country on those high plateaux, and it was strange that he should have been able to ask a question about Central Africa which M-- could not answer; but seeing that this was the case there was nothing left for Kearton to do but talk about himself, and the old days when he had taken photographs of the Masai spearing lions in the bush-veldt. And all the time, beneath our light words, I think we were conscious of the fact that we were on the edge of something big; that now, for the first time in East Africa, we were coming to grips with the enemy; that it was going to be an invasion, a conquest; and that we were going to experience emotions such as had fallen to few Englishmen in this war at that time.
So night fell upon us, and in a little while there was no sound in the camp of Taveta but the shrill cicala trills in the mud walls of the perimeter.
Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Page Number: 503
Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Bob Walker
Page Number: 504h
Extract Date: 1940's
My memories of the New Arusha Hotel were;
A lounge over looking a sunking dinning room. Above the lounge was my Grand parents accommodation, Either side of the lounge and in the dinning room were placed original photographs taken by wild life naturalist Cherry Kearton. The first ever Flash light photographs depicting a Lion and Rhino were amongst the photographs displayed there.
The dinning room walls had a painting of the whole of the East African valley designed by Grand father Ray and painted by a down and out painter looking for work. It was commissioned during the depression years.
The verandah of the hotel over looked the car park. Often seen Safari Trucks and farmers vehicles parked outside especially during lunch times. Wednesdays were farmerís Market days when produce was laid out on tables to be sold. In those days The New Arusha Hotel was always a hive of activity.
Outside the Hotel was a signed board marking the centre of the East African Territories and half way between Cape to Cairo.
A very large wild fig tree branch taken from Meru Estate was planted on the corner of the Hotel. It grew into an enormous tree.
The Hotel was sold to the African Tours and Hotel Group in 1947. Ray and Anne Ulyate moved to the Lion Cub Hotel to be with my Mother. Grand father was suffering from ill health at the time and was to pass away in 1948
Extract Author: William Gallagher
Extract Date: 4 December 1958
"The photographing of wildlife by means of still and moving pictures is now a commonplace but one of the great pioneers in this field was a man called Cherry Kearton," said RT. In his heyday, Kearton (1871 to 1940) was a pipesmoking Dr Livingstone type but it started Safari photography young: "and at 16 had developed a camera specially adapted for the purpose." Look: the start of it all was shown on BBC TV that day.
This extract was reproduced in the Radio Times for 1-7 Dec 2007.