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Title:Two early Jesuit relics in Botswana
Author:Burrett, Robert S.ISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)
Issue:25
Pages:75-82
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
Subjects:missions
1880-1889
History, Archaeology
history
Jesuits
Relics
Abstract:In April 1879, the founding members of the Jesuit Zambezi Mission headed north from Grahamstown, South Africa, towards the African kingdoms of the Ndebele and Barotse. Their travels were covered in a previous article (R.S. Burrett, 2002). The present short note highlights the discovery, one and a quarter centuries later, of one of their stopping points in central Botswana, where the crucifix, carved out by one of the party's members in a (now dead) koolboom tree, can still be seen. Furthermore, the author found a pewter medallion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the site of the first mission station of the Zambezi Province at Old Tati, 50 km south of Francistown. The mission had only a few successes and Tati was abandoned in 1885. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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