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Title:Tambalika: Perspectives on a Colonial Magistrate in Central Africa
Author:Wright, Marcia
Periodical:African Affairs: The Journal of the Royal African Society
Geographic term:Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Subjects:colonial administrators
biographies (form)
History and Exploration
Law, Human Rights and Violence
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/722213
Abstract:This article contains a biography of Hugh Charles Marshall, the founder and ruler of Abercorn, Northeastern Rhodesia from 1893 to 1911. The treatment is divided into three aspects. 'A Bournemouth youth' treats his early life up to his departure for Nyasa-land at the age of 19 in 1887 and continuing until 1897 when Abercorn superseded Bournemouth as his home and main focus of his identity. Overlapping in time is his official career, from his appointment to a position in the British Central Africa Protectorate in 1891 until his retirement in 1922. The third aspect, encapsulated within the longer official career, highlights the years 1897 to 1903 when Marshall was the seigneur of the Tanganyika District. Because these three aspects are based in subjective identities as well as analytical expediency, the author subtitles them 'Hugh', 'H.C. Marshall' and 'Tambalika' respectively. Notes.