An Unexpected Journey: Life in the Colonies at Empire's End: A Woman's Role

An Unexpected Journey: Life in the Colonies at Empire's End: A Woman's Role

by Margaret Reardon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993401008
Publisher: Catherine Armstrong
Publication date: 10/21/2015
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

From diaries kept at the time, the author Margaret Reardon, writes about her life abroad from when she first joined her husband in Eritrea on his posting with the British Army of Occupation. Travelling into some distant, challenging and at times dangerous regions of the world during episodes of political unrest; these autobiographical memoirs follow her role in the process of supporting and preparing the population of several countries on the eve of their formation of independence from British Colonies (Tanganyika, Bechuanaland, Gilbert & Ellice Islands, and Turks & Caicos Islands).

Jackie Taylor is an experienced Graphic and Typographic designer with a specialism in book text and cover designs. She is currently studying for an MA in Children's Book Illustration on the internationally renowned course at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Table of Contents

1-Eritrea 1945-1952 British Military Administration: Asmara, Keren, Tessenei, Agordat
Postscript: The Etrirean Legacy
2-Tanganyika 1953-1961 Colonial Service: Kilosa, Bagamoyo, Tabora
Postcript: Colonial Life in Tanganyika
3 - Bechuanaland (Botswana) 1961-1971: Mochudi, Gaberones and Independence
Poscript: Reflections on life in the Colonial Service in Africa
4-Western Pacific: Gilbert & Ellice Islands (Kiribati, Tuvalu) 1973-1979 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tarawa, Bairiki
Postscript: An Island Ethos
5-Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean 1979-1981 Grand Turk Acting Governorship

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