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Tame family of Tanga

Started by Tony Khan, 01 October, 2011, 04:36

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01 October, 2011, 04:36 Last Edit: 01 October, 2011, 04:41 by Tony Khan
Hello, I am looking for any information on Tame family of Tanga, Tanzania.
Tame family had been known by many people of Tanga, unfortunately I was a child at that time so i did not get to see the family, apparently his wife Mrs Jane Tame died recently (what a shame) the name of her husband father is Mr. Wadia Jacob Tame.
Recently I had to go to Tanzania for a business trip, I came across one of the Tame estate, hence it bought the family name back in my memory.
this family have lived in Tanga for a one hundred years. They are part of Tanga heritage and I would like very much to know this haritage.
Please if you happen to know this family, or you have any pictures of this family than please get in touch, thank you kindly


13 December, 2011, 20:17 #1 Last Edit: 13 December, 2011, 20:22 by Khalfan
Hello Toni. Tame also had a mansion in Pangani, in Bweni to be exact, that is on the other side of the river pangani. The mansion is on the hill above Bweni and I can send to you a Picture of Pangani taken at the location of this mansion which now is serving some other use.

Also in Tanga in Usagara next to the hockey pitch there is an old cemetery, part a Christian and part a WWI military cemetary, mainly Germans. In this cemetery there is a grave of one of Tame's daughter and the grave is characterized by a beautiful white marble structure of her lying on top of the grave, the way she was found dead the day she dies. I often used to visit that grave and just gaze at it when I was young. Also the last time I visited Tanga I had to go and visit it so just to make my visit complete ! Tame apparently was an arabic speaking jew but that does not matter.



hi tony
dont know if you are still interested...but i am the daughter in law of jane tame...alex is my husband.....we too have just had a recent trip back to tanga.....which was as always wonderful...if you would like to get in touch plase do so
regards julie