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Namibia Collection

Background imageNamibia Collection: Warmbad; Afrique Australe, 1914. Creator: Unknown

Warmbad; Afrique Australe, 1914. Creator: Unknown
Warmbad; Afrique Australe, 1914. From "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree", 1914

Background imageNamibia Collection: Okahandja; Afrique Australe, 1914. Creator: Unknown

Okahandja; Afrique Australe, 1914. Creator: Unknown
Okahandja; Afrique Australe, 1914. From "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree", 1914

Background imageNamibia Collection: Windhuk; Afrique Australe, 1914. Creator: Unknown

Windhuk; Afrique Australe, 1914. Creator: Unknown
Windhuk; Afrique Australe, 1914. From "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree", 1914

Background imageNamibia Collection: Swakopmund; Afrique Australe, 1914. Creator: Unknown

Swakopmund; Afrique Australe, 1914. Creator: Unknown
Swakopmund; Afrique Australe, 1914. From "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree", 1914

Background imageNamibia Collection: Le champ diamantifere de Kolmanskop; Afrique Australe, 1914. Creator: Unknown

Le champ diamantifere de Kolmanskop; Afrique Australe, 1914. Creator: Unknown
Le champ diamantifere de Kolmanskop; Afrique Australe, 1914. From "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree", 1914

Background imageNamibia Collection: Map of German South West Africa, First World War, (c1920). Creator: John Bartholomew & Son

Map of German South West Africa, First World War, (c1920). Creator: John Bartholomew & Son
Map of German South West Africa, First World War, (c1920). The German annexation of South West Africa took place in the 1880s

Background imageNamibia Collection: Map of South Africa, c1914, (c1920). Creator: John Bartholomew & Son

Map of South Africa, c1914, (c1920). Creator: John Bartholomew & Son
Map of South Africa, c1914, (c1920). Map of the southern tip of Africa at the start of the First World War, showing German South-West Africa (later Namibia)

Background imageNamibia Collection: Ichaboe - mode of shipping the guano, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Ichaboe - mode of shipping the guano, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Ichaboe - mode of shipping the guano, 1844. Loading bird manure off the coast of south-west Africa. Account of Lieutenant Petrie: Up to the 24th of May, in this year alone

Background imageNamibia Collection: The Island of Ichaboe, 1844. Creator: Unknown

The Island of Ichaboe, 1844. Creator: Unknown
The Island of Ichaboe, 1844. It is...to its being the depository of guano, in almost incredible quantities, that Ichaboe owes its importance...The surface of this island is covered with birds manure

Background imageNamibia Collection: The New Territory which General Botha added to the Empire, 1916. Creator: Unknown

The New Territory which General Botha added to the Empire, 1916. Creator: Unknown
The New Territory which General Botha added to the Empire, 1916. General Botha declared the Transvaal to the British Empire and represented the Boers in peace negotiations

Background imageNamibia Collection: The Desert Phase of the South-West African Campaign... First World War, 1915, (c1920)

The Desert Phase of the South-West African Campaign... First World War, 1915, (c1920)
The Desert Phase of the South-West African Campaign: Union Troops plodding forward under fire, First World War, 1915, (c1920)

Background imageNamibia Collection: Germanys Colonial Army: Cavalry Contingent in South-West Africa, 1914, (1920). Creator

Germanys Colonial Army: Cavalry Contingent in South-West Africa, 1914, (1920). Creator
Germanys Colonial Army: Cavalry Contingent in South-West Africa, 1914, (1920). German troops at the start of the First World War

Background imageNamibia Collection: Pursuing the Simon-Copper-Hottentotts in the Kalahari Desert, 16 March 1908, (1936)

Pursuing the Simon-Copper-Hottentotts in the Kalahari Desert, 16 March 1908, (1936). Auf Der Verfolgung Der Simon-Copper-Hottentotten In Der Wuste Kalahari, 16 Marz 1908

Background imageNamibia Collection: Hendrik Witboi mortally wounded in the fighting at Fahlgras, 29 October 1905, (1936)

Hendrik Witboi mortally wounded in the fighting at Fahlgras, 29 October 1905, (1936). Hendrik Witbois Todliche Verwundung Im Gefecht Bei Fahlgras, 29 Oktober 1905

Background imageNamibia Collection: At Okaharui, 3 April 1904, (1936). Creator: Unknown

At Okaharui, 3 April 1904, (1936). Creator: Unknown
At Okaharui, 3 April 1904, (1936). Bei Okaharui, 3 April 1904. German colonial forces under Major Franz Georg von Glasenapp (1857-1914), commander of the Schutztruppen

Background imageNamibia Collection: Captain Franke fighting the Hereros, 1904, (1936). Creator: Unknown

Captain Franke fighting the Hereros, 1904, (1936). Creator: Unknown
Captain Franke fighting the Hereros, 1904, (1936). Hauptmann Franke Im Kampf Gegen Die Hereros, 1904. Lieutenant Colonel Victor Franke (1865-1936)

Background imageNamibia Collection: Map of Mid. And South Africa, 1919. Creator: George Philip & Son Ltd

Map of Mid. And South Africa, 1919. Creator: George Philip & Son Ltd
Map of Mid. And South Africa, 1919. Showing European possessions at outbreak of war, [the First World, 1914]. From " The History of the Great European War: its causes and effects", Vol

Background imageNamibia Collection: Victor and Vanquished - The Conquest of German South-West Africa, 9 July 1915, (1919)

Victor and Vanquished - The Conquest of German South-West Africa, 9 July 1915, (1919). Scene from the First World War: General Louis Botha [Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa

Background imageNamibia Collection: Map of Central Africa, 1902. Creator: Unknown

Map of Central Africa, 1902. Creator: Unknown
Map of Central Africa, 1902. Showing colonial possessions including Italian Somaliland, Portuguese East Africa, German East Africa

Background imageNamibia Collection: A unique sand blockhouse, South-West Africa, World War I, c1915

A unique sand blockhouse, South-West Africa, World War I, c1915. Artist: Realistic Travels Publishers
A unique sand blockhouse, South-West Africa, World War I, c1915. The British captured the German colony of South-West Africa in 1915. From a box set of stereoscopic cards titled The Great War

Background imageNamibia Collection: Trainload of armoured cars, South West Africa, World War I, 1914-1918

Trainload of armoured cars, South West Africa, World War I, 1914-1918. Artist: Realistic Travels Publishers
Trainload of armoured cars, South West Africa, World War I, 1914-1918. The South African army invaded the German colony of South West Africa in March 1915

Background imageNamibia Collection: The port of Angra Pequena, Namibia, 19th century

The port of Angra Pequena, Namibia, 19th century. Angra Pequena was discovered by Bartholomew Diaz in 1487. It is surrounded by desert

Background imageNamibia Collection: The German garrison of Windhoek, besieged by the Herero, South-West Africa, 1904

The German garrison of Windhoek, besieged by the Herero, South-West Africa, 1904. Disputes between German settlers and indigenous Herero hersmen over access to land and water led to an uprising

Background imageNamibia Collection: Massacre of a German Garrison in Damaraland, South-West Africa, 1903

Massacre of a German Garrison in Damaraland, South-West Africa, 1903
Massacre of a German Garrison in Damaraland, South-West Africa, 22nd November 1903. An illustration from Le Petit Journal, 22nd November 1903

Background imageNamibia Collection: Satellite photograph of Great Namaland, Namibia, 1972

Satellite photograph of Great Namaland, Namibia, 1972. Photographed by Landsat 1. The satellites multispectral scanner reveals lithologic and structural features with clarity


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