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Title:David Livingstone
Author:Gammon, Russell
Year:2006
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)
Issue:25
Pages:139-146
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:expeditions
biographies (form)
Biography, Obituaries
Livingstone, David, 1813-1873
Missionaries
history
biography
About person:David Livingstone (1813-1873)ISNI
Abstract:This paper summarizes the life, and particularly the expeditions of the explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873). When Livingstone, 28 years old and a qualified doctor and clergyman, arrived at Kuruman in South Africa's Northern Cape, his ambition was 'to preach beyond other men's lines'. Livingstone became convinced that missions would make more progress if preceded by trade and he made it a self-appointed task to open Africa's interior to legitimate trade, so the African people could gain access to Western goods without having to resort to dealing with slavers. The paper pays attention to the ill-fated Zambezi Expedition and the search for the source of the Nile. It also describes Livingstone's death during this last expedition, and the way in which his companions Sussi and Chuma preserved his body and transported it during a nine months journey over hostile territory to Bagamoyo. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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