The Magazine of

St. Michael's and St. George's School,



East Africa




C. I. W. Hodgson, Esq., O.B.E., M.L.C.


Mrs. D. Mahon.
I. J. McPhillips, Esq.
Fraser Murray, Esq.

Brigadier A. S. P. Murray.
F. J. Mustill, Esq., O.B.E.
B. F. Sarantis, Esq.



C. R. W. Francis BSC MA, Scholar of New College, Oxford.



Mrs. E. Dye,

Miss M. M. Farrant,

Mrs. M. C. Henery,

Mrs. Meadon,

Miss S. R. McMaster,

Miss J. L. Palmer,

Miss B. Prichard,

Miss M. Tappenden,

Miss A. White.

Captains of School:

C. Bakewell,

Margaret Wiggins.

Vice-Captain of School and Prefrct of Assembly Hall:

The Reverend S. R. Beesley, B.A. (Bristol)
The Reverend Viotto (Tosamaganga R.C. Mission, Visiting).

Assistant Masters:
P. R. Booth, B.A. (Cantab.)
F. V. Brooker, A.P.T.C.
D. I. Brooks, M.A. (Oxon.)
R. W. Charles, B.Mus. (Wales)
F.T.C.L. A.R.C.O.,
G. A. M. Clube, B.A. (Oxon.)
W. E. Eustace, B.A. (Cantab.)
G. B. Hall, B.A. (Oxon.)
M. L. W. Halls, Dip. Handicraft

C. and G.

B. Hargraves, M.A. (Edin.)
M. de L. Hart, M.A. (Oxon.)
D. R. Henderson, M.A. (St. Andrews
W. J. Hickman, A.R.C.M.
J. E. C. Hinchliffc, M.A. (Oxon.)
J. A. Johnson, A.R.C.A. (Lond.)
D. E. Lake, Dip. Handicraft.
J. W. Moss, B.Sc. (Durham)
G. C. Norman, B.A. (Oxon.)
J. T. Oram, LL.B., M.A. (Cantab.)
R. D. J. Robertson, M.A. (Oxon.)
H. B. Williams, M.A. (Cantab.)
L. J. Wiltshire, F.R.G.S.
A. Chapman

Prefect of Dining Hall:

R. Thompson.

School Prefects:

B. Butler,
L. Mukabaa,
Eliana di Zitti,
Isabel Herkes,
Gillian Burnett,
Frances Stewart.
Miss S. Carter, LL.B. (London)
Miss L. Dickinson
Mrs. J. Wiltshire
Assistant Mistresses:
Mrs. C. B. Palmer, M.A. (Cantab.)
Miss J. Stewart
Mrs. L. S. Gunningham, B.A. (Queen's Univ.)
G. D. M. Palmer, r.C.w.A., A.C.I.S.
Nursing Staff:
Sister L. von Gebhardt, S.R.N. Nurse S. L. West, S.R.N.

Headmaster's Secretary:
Miss N. K. Jones
Secretary to the Board:
Mrs. E.G. S. Dathan
Catering Staff:
Miss E. M. S. Williams Miss S. A. Liddle Mrs. J. Nicholls
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The School's first year having drawn to its close, the universal sigh of relief is almost audible. But we can look back on our limited past with some satisfaction.

With the first magazine for 1960, we should, perhaps, attempt to justify the production of one every term.

In a small area, the activities and achievements of the local school are well known, Here, however, the position is obviously very different-most parents, probably, have never even seen this School and, were it not for the magazine, would know very little about it. No doubt, if they relied upon the reports of the children themselves, they might think we did nothing at all!

Much, also, is lost with only an annual magazine-one has only to look back at the first edition to realize what would have been omitted and forgotten in a magazine produced at the end of the year.

Every term, too, seems to have a personality of its own, and it is the duty of the magazine to reflect it. I imagine that few of those fortunate enough to have been engaged in this term's intense and widespread dramatic activity will ever forget it or want to have it forgotten.

D.I. B.



The term commenced on the 14th January and ended on the 2nd April.

The dates of the two remaining terms for 1960 are:

2nd Term 28th April to 23rd July.

3rd Term 26th September to 15th December.

The Terms for 1961 have been fixed:

1st Term 9th January to 8th April.

2nd Term 4th May to 27th July.

3rd Term 28th September to 9th December.

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The total number of pupils for the term reached 535, made up of 241 girls (233 boarders and 8 day pupils) and 293 boys (285 boarders and 8 day pupils).

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At the end of the term we said good-bye to Mrs. J. van Griethuysen (better known as Mrs. Nicholls), one of the Assistant Caterers. We would like to express our appreciation of her work and to wish her happiness at Tanga. On 16th March, Mrs. E. G. S. Dathan joined the Staff as Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Bursar's Secretary.

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The rains have been particularly heavy this term, a circumstance which has been welcomed by the boys for the Rugger but has caused the girls disappointment by the frequent cancellation of their hockey games. It has been noticeable that the wet season has suited the young trees planted in the grounds. The blue gums above the first terrace and the nandi flame trees along the School Drive have almost doubled their size.

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At the Musical Entertainment arranged by the Director of Music on the 30th January, we were pleased to welcome Mr. A. Kalaitzakis, the Greek tenor. We are also grateful to Mrs. M. van Griethuysen, who sang at a similar entertainment on the 5th March.

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Mr. P. W. Haile, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Provincial Affairs and Chairman of the Central Committee of the European Parents Association, visited the School on the 1st February.

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Instead of a Half-Term holiday, two half holidays were given on the 9th February and the 9th March. The school was also given an extra half- holiday on February 20th in honour of the birth of Prince Andrew.


The Tanganyika Representative df the British Council, Mr. R. Keight, and his wife stayed at the School on the 9th February during their safari to the Southern Highlands Province. In the affernoon Mr. Keight gave a very interesting and instructive careers talk to the senior girls and boys, and at night the film "King Henry V" was shown under the auspices of the British Council.

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On Tuesday, 16th March, the Corps of Drums of the 6th Battalion of the King's African Rifles beat Retreat along the main road of the School, by kind permission of Lt. Col. R. B. Penfold; the officer in charge was Major R. N. Randall.

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We have been pleased to welcome two Bishops this term. On Sunday, 21st February, the Right Reverend M. Wiggins, Asistant Bishop of Central Tanganyika, preached a very stimulating sermon at Evensong on "God in our Lives".

On Thursday, 25th February, the Right Reverend L. E. Stradling, Bishop of S. W. Tanganyika, brought the Rev. Canon K. M. Carey, Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge, to see the School.

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The Canon addressed the Vith Form on general topics on the following morning.

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Next term we are to be honoured with a visit from the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Lord Archbishop of York and his Chaplain, the Reverend M. Kaye, on 27th May; they will be escorted by the Right Reve rend A. Stanway, Bishop of Central Tanganyika. It is hoped that His Grace will celebrate Holy Communion the next morning and also give a short address to the School at Assembly.

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A Fencing Club for boys and girls has been started this term, and it is hoped that the 25 yard rifle range will soon be ready for use. We are very grateful to the Tanganyika Rifle Association for the loan of six .22 rifles.

Next term Mrs. Druscilla Murray, Associate of the Royal Academy of Dancing will start ballet lessons for the girls.

Parents who wish their children to take either Fencing or Ballet should write to the Headmaster's Secretary. The fee for each of these activities is Shs. 42/- per term.

Sir Christopher Cox, the Educational Adviser to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, and the Director of Education, Mr. W. W. Lewis-Jones, C.B.E., visited the School on Friday, 25th March. After lunch they met the Staff in the Common Room and then left for Tosamaganga Mission.

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A special meeting of the Bdard O{ Trustees under the Chairmanship of Mr. C. J. W. Hodgson, O.B.E., M.L.C., was held on 26th and 27th March at Dar es Salaam in the Conference Room of the Department of Education by kind permission of the Director of Education.

Other visitors to the School have been:

February 18th - Dr. Merson, the Provincial Medical Officer.

February 2Oth-22nd - Mr. A. E. Crook, Sales Director of Messrs. Philip Harns Ltd., Birmingham, and his wife.

February 20th - Mr. Robertson, the Commissioner for Girl Guides in Tanganyika.

March 10th - Lady Phillips.

During the holidays, on Thursday, 14th April, Senor Miguel Lopez of Paraguay and Mr. P. Edmonds of New Zealand, two of the mem bers of the United Nations Mission, spent an hour looking over the School. They were accompanied by the District Commissioner, Mr. J. Humphries and his wife, and Mr. R. Minchir, one of the Secretaries to the Mission.

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Congratulations to the Reverend Chaplain and Mrs. Beesley on the birth of their daughter (Robyn Ceinwen Ann), on Tuesday, 19th April.

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B. Zakian and A. Henderson are to be congratulated on being chosen to play for the South Tanganyika Rugger XV against the North. Zakian was later selected to play for Tanganyika against Kenya.

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Further gifts of "78" records have been received from the following:

Mr. Charles Furse (Northern Rhodesia), Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Burnett (Dodoma), Mr. E. Lewis (Dar es Salaam).

The Dar es Salaam Music Society also presented the School with its Deccalian record player.

We are most grateful to them for their generosity.

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Higher Certificate:

Anna Boddy Principal Subjects: Chemistry and Biology and the General Paper:

B: Butler Principal Subjects: English and Geography

Subsidiary: History and the General

A: Chapman Subsidiary subjects: Chemistry and Biology and the General Paper

J: E: Howell Subsidiary subjects: Chemistry and Physics and the General Paper:


First Division: Anna Howell
S: Barallon
D: Nelson

Second Division: Hilary Barber

Gillian Burnett Sally Morton Sofia Pany

Silvia Papini

Carola Sorensen

N. Farhoumand
D: MeLaeblan
L: Mukabaa

Third Division: Susan Allanby

Eliana di Zitti

Isabel Herkes

Linda Hildesley

Diana Milner

Carole Pinder

Frances Stewart

C. Baker

J. Canty

I. Cook

B: Firth

R. Franklin
F. Galliussi
H. Podersoo
D. Webster
S. Wechsler

General Certificate of Education:

A. Marchant in 4 subjects

V. Poupoulas in 4 subjects

A. Schneemann in 3 subjects

L. Vutirakis in 7 subjects



Housemistress: Miss S. Carter:

Assistant Housemistress: Mrs. J. Wiltshire.

Matron: Mrs. E. Dye:

Head of liouse:

House Prefects:
Eliana Di Zitti.

Carole Pinder, Kay Puttock, Denise Puttock, Penelope Neal, Linda Hildesley.

Ten new girls joined us this term and the House complement has risen to sixty-five. A hearty welcome to our new matron, Mrs. E. Dye, to whom we are very grateful for all her work. The House welcomes the new girls and congratulations to the new prefects, L. Hildesley, P. Neal, D. Puttock; also to Margaret Wiggins (Palmer House) and Christopher Bakewell (Williams House) on their promotion to School Captains.

We were plunged into hasty rehearsals with Hodgson for our House play, a shortened version of "My Fair Lady". Margaret Glynn undertook the part of Eliza Dooolittle which she did admirably. Up to a week before the performance all was chaos. However, it appeared that the audience thoroughly enjoyed it. We should like to thank in particular the producers, Miss S. Carter and Mr. R. Robertson, and of course we are very grateful to Mr. Charles for his patience and perseverance with the musical part of the production. Mr. J. Johnson and Mr. W. Eustace did the make-up very expertly and a special thank-you to Mrs. E. Dye for procuring the costumes, not to mention the people who lent them!

We have had a fairly successful hockey season gaining first place in the Junior League and second place in the Senior League. The right kind of team-spirit has been evident in all our games.

In the academic sphere we have not exactly distinguished ourselves but examinations results proved to be quite encouraging.

We appreciate very much Mrs. Wiltshire's efforts for the formation of our gardening club which has greatly improved the state of our surrounding grounds.

We wish Pauline Angeloni the very best of luck in her new school. Finally, after very short experience as House Captain, I am sorry to say good bye to the House and I should like to thank Miss Carter for her kind help during my term of office as House Captain.

Keep it up Carter!

Eliana Di Zitti



Housemistress: Mrs. M. C. Henery.

House Captain: Frances Stewart.

House Prefects: Elena Salvato,

Deirdre Richards, Shirley Bailey.

Prefrct on Probation: Mary Abbink.

This term we welcomed fourteen new girls into our House and they settled down very well. We congratulate Elena, Deirdre and Shirley on becoming Prefects of the House.

In our first Senior hockey match against Palmer the game was slow, but we managed to win. The pace quickened with our next match against Prichard, and it ended in a draw. In our last match against Carter House, contrary to expectations, we won and gained first place in the Senior League. In Junior hockey matches we came second, winning the match against Palmer, drawing with Prichard and losing against Carter.

Much of our time this term has been taken up with our House play, "The Cat and the Canary", which we performed with Williams House. Only a few could take part in this, but the others helped with props. Mary- Rose Wechsler took the leading of Annabelle West, and her performance was excellent. Despite the shortage of time, it was very successful.

And so we started off the second year at Iringa, winning the Senior hockey, and producing a successful play. It has been a very happy term.

Frances Stewart





Ho usem istress:
Mrs. C: B. Palmer:

Matron: Miss M. Tappenden.
School Captain: Margaret Wiggins.
House Captain: Gillian Burnett.

House Prefects:
Silvia Papini,
Anne Hickman, Sofia Pany, Chrisoula Papachristos.

What a term this has been, especially the last four weeks which have been particularly hectic One night the water level beneath our dormitories rose somewhat, owing to the heavy rains, causing great excitement and much wet clothing, and bailing water out of the dormitories.

However, the greatest excitement occurred when, together with Hender son House, to whom we are greatly indebted, we produced "1066 and All That". This was made possible only by the untiring efforts of Miss Dickin son and Mr. Charles, and to them and the other members of Staff who helped us, we extend our grateful thanks.

Our hockey this term started off with a very fast trial match against Prichard, but unfortunately we slackened our pace in later games, and . . . .! Better luck next time, Palmer!

Of our five candidates for last year's School Certificate Examination, three obtained second grade passes, and one a third. Congratulations.

We received a visit from Susan Kerr, this term, who was our former House Captain and also Head Girl. Her position as Head of the School has been, we are proud to say, filled by another member of the house -- Margaret Wiggins.

We congratulate our new prefects, Chrisoula Papachristos and Sofia Pany. We shall miss Sofia very much when she leaves at the end of this term, and our best wishes go with her.

Gillian Burnett



Housemistress: Miss B. Prichard.
House Captain: Isabel Herkes.

House Prefects:
Jean Mackay, Susan Allanby,

Brenda Watkins, Vanessa Hocking.

Prichard House settled down quickly to normal routine at the beginning of our second year. A higher standard has been attained both academically and on the field of sport.

We welcomed eight new girls who have been quick to join in all House activities. We thank the Junior members who performed during a musical entertainment this term.

Our congratulations go to B. Watkins, S. Allanby and V. Hocking on their appointments as House Prefects.

The first and second hockey Xl must be congratulated on the enthusiasm and fine spirit they have shown in all their matches. Susan Allanby led the 1st team well and also played some excellent games throughout the term.

Mrs. Gunningham and Miss Prichard kindly escorted the House to town at half term and the outing was enjoyed by all.

The garden has flourished; we owe this to the enthusiastic juniors and the co-operative rains.

We congratulate five of our numbers on gaining the School Certificates for which they worked exceedingly hard last term.

We are exceptionally grateful to Mrs. Gunningham, Miss Prichard, Mr. & Mrs. Booth, Mr. Norman and everyone who hclped in the production of "Androcles and the Lion" which we performed in conjunction with Oram House on March 26th. Linde Baker and Anne Herkes gave fine performances as two of the leading characters in this play. "The Lion" was portrayed excellently by John O'Brien from Oram House. The play seemed to have been very much appreciated by all who were present.

Lastly 1 would like to thank Miss Prichard and Mrs. Gunningham for their great help during the term.

Isabel Herkes




Housemaster.: D. R. Henderson, Esq.

Assistant Housemasters: R. W: Charles, Esq., G. B. Hall, Esq:

Matron: Miss J: Palmer:

Head of House:' B: Butler:

House Prefects:
S. Wechslcr, S. Riddle, M. Western,

I: Cook:

As might be expected, our efforts this term have been directed towards maintaining the standards set within the House during the past year. We are now beginning to lose senior members from the House, who are leaving to take up their careers. We trust that the spirit and discipline within the House has gone some way towards providing them with a basis for their future work. At the same time we hope that those involved in the resultant change in the pattern of seniority will discharge their responsibilities as successfully as those who have gone before them. Academically we can claim no outstanding achievement this term, though results have been consistently good. The number of Henderson names appearing on the "Black List" has been dwindling.

Mention must be made of a comparatively successful Rugby football season. We remained unbeaten against Oram and Williams, but succumbed finally to Hodgson after a hard fought battle, to come second in the Inter House League. Apart from this, five members of the House played regularly for the School 1st XV. Congratulations are due to B. Butler, G. Alexiou, P. Kuestermann and D. Western, on the award of their School Colours. Despite their enthusiasm, the Junior XV could not overcome the handicap provided by their inexperience and suffered accordingly (we wish them better luck next time).

It is probably justifiable at this point to dwell briefly upon the House production--in conjunction with Palmer Girls--of "1066 and All That". We would like to stress our very real appreciation to Palmer for their close co-operation and efforts in this venture. At the same time may we offer our sincere thanks to Mr. Charles and Miss Dickinson, who, as co-producers, deserve so much of the credit for the production, and to all others concerned (too numerous to mention) who gave unstintingly of their time and energy.

In conclusion, it remains to bid farewell to our House Captain, Bruce Butler, who has guided the fortunes of the House most successfully this term. We shall not forget his outstanding performance as "the Common Man" in "1066 and All That", nor the genuine interest he has taken in all our activities. We wish him every success in the future.

B. B. and D. R. H.



Housemaster: R. D. J. Robertson, Esq. House Captain: A. B. C. Chapman.

House Prefects: Em. Vutirakis,

J. Dicks,

R. Franklin,

B. Zakian,

O. Marcandonatos.

The House is completing its fourth term with its senior members virtually unchanged, and this has contributed much to its stability and its continued athletic success. Chapman has been School Vice-Captain and Prefect in charge of Assembly Hall, and Zakian has been Captain of Rugby.

Despite the latter's ill-health--beginning with malaria and ending (we hope) with a sprained ankle--we have had a good Rugby season. Our Senior XV had no difficulty in winning all its matches, thanks mainly to the calm control of Emmanuel Vutirakis; and our Junior XV, again captained by Meier and playing with great spirit, lost only, and by a narrow margin, to the strong and carefully-groomed Williams team. Seven of our members have played for the School XV, and Chapman, who has had a particularly good season, and Franklin were awarded their Colours. Dicks captained the School 2nd XV.

The principal event of our term was our production, in co-operation with Carter House, of a potted version of "My Fair Lady"' After some inevitable stress and strain at rehearsals, the performance on 27th February was a splendid success, full of colour and gaiety. Carter House provided most of the colour, but our 'Cockneys' rose boisterously to the occasion, and the sophisticated poise of Chapman and Dicks added an extra distinct ion. Special mention must be made of Mills' success as singer and actor in the fruity role of Doolittle the dustman. Benzimra and Popoff showed promise in interesting minor parts.

In the important sphere of the classroom we are glad to note a steady improvement. This is not an aspect of House activity that lends itself to regular comment--it is essentially a long-term process--but we make no apology for once again emphasizing its importance; and if we mention no names it is with the agreeable conviction that space forbids.

As new members this term we welcomed Gaetje and Piscopos from the Junior House, and Ian Mountain and Palmer-Wilson, the latter complete with American accent, from the outside world. We must not forget Fritz Meuschke, a local boy attached to us for housing and coaching, who has taken readily to Rugby and is making equal strides with his English.

We say goodbye, thank you and good luck to John Dicks, assistant editor of "The Iringan", who is going into business; Robert Franklin, embarking on a career in the RAF; Tony Baker, starting work with the Tobacco Union; and Raymond Strong, who will continue his schooling in England.

In conclusion, after a term during which the School has been heavily afflicted with colds and persistent coughs, a vote of thanks to Miss Palmer, our matron, for her efforts and care.

R: D. J. R: and A: B. C: C.




Housemaster: J. T. Oram, Esq.

House Matron: Mrs. E. M. Meaden.

House Captain: L. A. Mukabaa.

A. Schnccmann,

N. Farhoumand,

E. O'Brien,

B. Dziura.

I think it can be said that this term has been most enjoyable. Shortly after the start of term we were pleased to have back with us A. Schneemann, who has returned to School for further studies. Later we regretfully lost M. Main who left School to take a teacher's post at the Southern Highlands School. We welcome B. Dziura into the office of Prefect.

We did not prove to be successful on the rugger field this season. In the Senior Inter-House Competition, we lost all three matches, in spite of the valiant efforts of the captain, A. Henderson, and the team. The Junior team came third by winning a match against Henderson House. However they were not successful in the Knock-Out Cup.

We came second in Cross-Country losing to Williams House by only a few points.

Fortunately we have proved to be more successful in the classroom. Five members of the House obtained School Certificates and two passed with good G.C.E's. Now we have two members preparing for their Higher School Certificate Examinations.

Our gardens have been a blaze of colour and have been much admired by visitors and the rest of the School.

Towards the end of term, together with Prichard House, we were able to produce, "Androcles and the Lion", by George Bernard Shaw. We should like to thank Mrs. P. Gunningham for all her hard work in producing the play. We are also grateful to Miss Prichard for surrendering her valuable time making costumes for the cast. We are indebted to Mr. Booth for bravely offering to take over the part of Ferrovious from M. Main, only two weeks before the show. Finally we would like to congratulate J. Canty, E. O'Brien, B. Di Zitti, C. Boyce, J. Caine and many others for their excellent acting. After the performance of the play, a party for the Cast and Stage Hands was held at Mr. & Mrs. Booth's House. Thank you very much Mrs. Booth.

In conclusion we would like to thank our matron, Mrs. E. M. Meaden, for her patience and co-operation towards the smooth running of the House. We wish her the best for the future.

L. A. Mukabaa.



Housemaster: Lt. Col. H. B. Williams.

School Captain: C. Bakewell.

House Captain: R. Thompson.

Prefects: R. Escott,

D. Nelson,

D. McLachlan.

We welcomed one new boy and several boys from the Junior House this term and we hope that they will help to maintain our traditions.

The House once more had a successful term, in which both Senior and Junior rugby teams have played well and with a fine spirit which lasted throughout the season. We unfortunately lost two very close games in the Senior League, but won one match. Three members of this team also played for the School First Fifteen.

Owing to the leadership and promising play of R. Maure, and team spirit, we won the Junior rugby league and knock-out competitions.

The House is proud of its academic achievements this year. We had two first grade Certificates obtained by S. Barallon and D. Nelson in the Cambridge Overseas Certificate Examination. Other grades included a very good second grade to D. McLachlan; B. Firth, D. Webster and H. Podersoo also obtained Certificates.

We wish every success and good fortune to J. Howell and B. Firth who left us at the end of the year.

The House once more excelled in cross-country running, maintaining last year's victory, in securing the highest number of points in the training runs this term.

Although less attention has been paid to the garden it still flourishes, thanks to the rains.

A new interest has however arisen (since chewing gum was forbidden).

Many boys turned to manufacturing toffee in their spare time!

Several members of the House in combination with Henery House and the producers, Mr. G. A. M. Clube and Mr. B. Hargraves, have been occupied with the production of the House play, a Melodrama entitled "The Cat and the Canary". We feel that this play was the success it deserved to be after so much enthusiasm.

We wish to congratulate Christopher Bakewell on his appointment as School Captain and R. Thompson as House Captain and D. McLachlan as House Prefect.

Before closing we would like to wish Mrs. Meaden every happiness for the future and we thank her for all she has done for us in the past.

We feel satisfied with the progress within the House throughout the term and still press on "To strive, to seek, to fight and not to yield!"

R. C. Thompson.




Housemaster: J. E. C. Hinchliffe, Esq.

Assistant Housemaster: M. de L. Hart, Esq.
Matrons: Miss S. R. McMaster,
Miss A. White.

Captains of House:
A. R. Smith,

A. N. Baxter.

The beginning of the term saw us greeting the largest number of new boys to join the House since the School opened a year ago; but they very quickly found old friends or made new ones amongst the veterans and in what seemed no time at all they had settled in so well as to seem indiscernible amongst the old hands. What it did mean was that the House was running almost full to capacity, with ninety seven members.

The Christmas holidays seemed to have put new life into us all, for in the first 'three weekly order' there was no-one on the Headmaster's 'black list', and during the term we gained an increased number of Headmaster's Credits after good work.

Despite the rains, games have gone on unabated, with the addition of cross country running and 'pioneering' this term. For rugby we have been split into three sets, and the top set, under the able tuition of Mr. Clube, became proficient enough to feel able to challenge Set 6; they lost their two matches, but the second by only 6 points. We also had a dormitory knock-out competition, which was won by Williams Dormitory. We should like to thank Mr. Clube, Mr. Eustace and Mr. Hinchliffe for their coaching of rugger. In cross-country, we have been busy earning points on behalf of the senior Houses to which we are attached. Our 'pioneering' has taken chiefly the form of gardening of various kinds in the School grounds, ande we are now watching with added interest the growth of the tulip trees lining the main road.

At the end of term we had our customary concert under the able direction of Miss McMaster. Again, it was roaring success, and we should like to thank Matron and all those who put their time and energy into it.

We cannot close without thanking Miss White and Miss McMaster for ministering to our various coughs and colds with their usual kindness and patience; in saying farewell to Mr. Eustace we should also like to thank him for the interest he has taken in the House.

Our good wishes for the future go to our leavers, Alistair Currie, Michael Cooper and Beverley Whitehead.




We had hoped for a great number of visitors to our Chapel worship this term but pressure of work, difficulties of travel and other problems reduced their number considerably. We were therefore all the more deelighted to welcome those who were able to come.

Our first visitors were the Rev. Thomas Tipton and the Rev. Eric Clark from the Dar es Salaam branch of the Southern Baptist Mission of East Africa. Their vivid preaching and their extreme friendliness as they talked with members of the School after the services won them a great number of friends.

Two weeks later we again had two visiting preachers. In the morning the Rev. Stanley Cann, the Chaplain of Mbeya, came 'across the border' from his parish (the boundaries of which come to within twenty miles of Iringa) in order to celebrate Holy Communion and then to preach at Morning Prayer. In the evening the Rt. Rev. Maxwell Wiggins, the Bishop of Southern Victoria, Nyanza, was the preacher. Both of the preachers on that day had met many of the children in past days. The Rev. Stanley Cann often preaches at Mbeya School and old Mbeya children were most pleased to see him. It was five years ago that Bishop Wiggins (then Canon Wiggins) had left Kongwa but many amongst the Seniors remembered him and were delighted to talk with him again, especially about the 'good old days'.

We had hoped that the Rev. Canon Kenneth Carey, Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge, would have been able to spend a weekend with us during his 'through-Africa' trip. However, he was only able to stay for one night in the middle of a week. He spoke to the Sixth Form concerning life at Cambridge, his impressions of Africa and then some of the theological problems that are current at the moment. Those of us who heard him were sorry that he was not able to speak to a larger gathering in the School.

Our final visitor was the Rev. M. Vandermerwe, the Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Mission in Tanganyika. As a resident in Iringa he has promised to pay us a termly visit and to conduct a Nonconformist Service each time. Thus, together with regular visits from Baptist Ministers and from the ministers of other denominations as they can fit us into their extremely busy lives, we hope to have at least three or four Nonconformist Services each term.

During Lent each year it is becoming our practice to challenge the School to some form of giving which will cause them, if they care to take it seriously, to discipline themselves for the good of others and for the glory of God. Last year they were asked to set aside the price of at least one kneeler for the use of the School in worship in the years to come. Week by week, in the Sun d iy collections, money was given for this purpose and today the School has over 500 kneelers which are used every Sunday for Chapel services.

This year we attempted to face something of the problems of the Re fugees in this World Refugee Year. We have remembered them in prayer each Sunday and, both at one major collection and then at various occasions later, money was given to be sent to the World Refugee Appeal Fund.



The Roman Catholic children also collected money for this fund and the combined sum that has been sent from the School is _40, a most encouragin


Next term has the promise of several visitors from various parts of

East Africa and further abroad, the most notable of whom will be the

Archbishop of York. That, however, will be the subject of another set of

Chapel Notes:

S. R. B


We are very grateful to Father Viotto for continuing to look after us. In spite of floods and storms he has always managed to complete the journey from Tosamaganga without mishap.

A welcome innovation this term has been a change in the times of Mass, whereby on alternate Sundays Mass starts at 8 a.m. This has proved a great boon to those of us who enjoy that extra time in bed on Sundays.

Another change that has come about this term has been the recital, by the congregation, of various prayers from the Mass under the leadership of di Zitti. We practised this occasionally towards the end of last term, but now it has become a regular feature, and, by making our participation in the Mass more active, has helped us to grasp its meaning and significance more vividly.

We were glad to have an additional opportunity of attending Mass

during Lent, when Father Viotto celebrated Mass on Saturday, 19th March, the Feast of St. Joseph. We hope that there may be more such opportunities in future.

H. B. W.


There has been a radical change in the organisation of the Christian Union this term. Attendance is no longer limited to members, but is open to all who care to come.

We have had a variety of activities this term. We have had two visitors,

the Right Reverend M. Wiggins, Assistant Bishop of Central Tanganyika and Mr. T. Tipton, who belongs to the Southern Baptist Mission at Dar es Salaam. Bishop Wiggins gave enjoyable talk on New Zealand and the address was illustrated by a wide selection of coloured slides. Mr. Tipton showed films depicting the conversion of St. Paul,' the witness ofe Phillip in


the early Church and the conversion of the centurion by St. Peter. The films were very realistic and brought home to us vividly familiar Bible stories.

We have also seen the Everest film at a meeting which was very well attended. On another occasion the Chaplain showed a film-strip on Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress"; all members appreciated the illustrations and the Chaplain's commentary.

One of the most enjoyable meetings was a Biblical Twenty Questions between the Staff and the pupils. The Staff were represented by the Head master, Messrs Moss, Henderson and Clube and the pupils by Margaret Wiggins, Anne Hickman, C. Bakewell and C. Boyce. The Chaplain was the Question Master. After a very close contest The Staff won by half a point.

In the final meeting, various individual competitions were held. The reading and recitation prizes were won by P. Garlick and C. Bakewell, but the girls won the musical prizes, Vanessa Maher and Sheila Markham for singing and Bryony Hawkins for instrumental playing.

We are very sorry to lose our first Chairman, Christopher Bakewell, and wish to thank him for his many and varied contributions to our activities. We wish him the best of good fortune for the future.

Margaret Wiggins.



As a change from Rugby Football, though perhaps from the boys' point of view a not very welcome change, most boys found themselves on a run once a week. This was so arranged that whenever a boy ran he gained points for his House, and worked on a time basis so that even the sl6west boy had something to aim for.

The scheme produced some interesting results: in the first place the general standard of running in the school improved greatly in the course of the term; in the second place the slow runners tended to develop at a quicker rate than the fast, and it was most encouraging to see the weaker athletes steadily increasing their stamina and speed. Space, I am afraid, does not permit the mention of names but there were many who ran with tremendous zest through the term.

The final positions and points of the Houses (including boys in the Junior House) were as follows:--

I Williams --- 3183
2 Oram --- 3149
3 Henderson --- 2325
4 Hodgson --- 2221

J. T. O.



The society started during this term, and the novelty of it attracLed a large number of prospective fencers. The number, however, has now waned somewhat, but the remaining eighteen members, having endured the grind of practising strenuous exercises and boring stances, are now beginning to enjoy the more interesting aspects.

The use of three weapons is taught. Boys can choose the sabre, the epee or the foil, but the girls can use only the foil. This restriction, is, L think, rather a relief to most of us!

With the exception of Anne Hickman we were all newcomers to fencing, and during the first week the unfamiliar terms whirled round in our heads in a most confusing manner, but we now know the difference between garde de quarte and garde de sixte! A considerable amount of progress has been made, and there are some very promising fencers, though a widespread fault is the tendency to lunge with a bent arm.

We should all like to thank Mr. Brooker for the diligence and enthusiasm he has shown enabling the fencing club to get off to a flying start.

Kay Puttock.


Hockey is a game which must be learnt on good pitches; otherwise the young player will never master the essential basic elements of good stick control. And this especially applies to girls' hockey, which is a neater game than boys' hockey, relying as it does on the deft touch, the delicate pass and perfect positioning. Unfortunately, however, good pitches are our great lack. Last year we made the mistake of scraping off the indigenous weed from the second terrace and playing hockey on the bare earth. Con sequently we suffered from regular dust storms and irregular playing sur faces. Last term, learning from our mistakes, we had a change of policy. Making use of the plentiful rain, we decided to let the weed grow as fast and in as many directions as it liked. The difference was astounding. Al though it was not quite like playing hockey on grass, we at least had four pitches with surfaces conducive to reasonable hockey.

As a result the hockey throughout the school benefitted enormously. The 1st Xl was able to play for the first time as a team. Coached by Miss Dickinson and captained by Frances Stewart, the side settled down to play some really attractive hockey. The forwards, led by Frances, always looked dangerous in mid-field, moving well and passing freely. The inners, Eliana di Zitti and Barbara Lori, worked hard, while Jean Stewart and Fiona Silcock made an aggressive pair of wings. They suffered, however, from an inability to shoot when in the circle, only Fiona having a really hard shot. Of the halves Anna Neckelman was the best. She is potentially the best player in the school, being particularly fast and effective in attack, but in defence she too often leaves her wing unmarked. At centre-half Gillian Burnett got through a lot of work in an unostentatious manner, while the two backs, Krystina Oplustil and Kay Puttock, weere a solid combination,


Krystina especially developing as the term progressed. Anne Hickman, in goal, bad never played before, but she improved steadily. Of the others who played for the 1st XI, Sofia Pany, Susan Allanby and Bryony Hawkins all played well and should develop into useful players.

Four matches were arranged with Iringa Club, but two had to be scratched because of rain. Of the other two, the team won one and drew the other.

School colours were awarded to Eliana di Zitti and Krystina Oplustil.

The 2nd XI also developed as a side and ended the term playing forceful
and attractive hockey. The team played one match against Iringa Club which it did well to draw.

House matches suffered severely from rain and it was all we could do to complete one round of the League. The two outstanding Houses were

School Hockey XI.

Gillian Burnett, Bryony Hawkins, Kay Puttock, Barbara Lori, Fiona Silcock, Jean Stewart.

Anna Neckleman, Eliana di Zitti, Frances Stewart, Krystyna Oplustil,

Anne Hickman



Henery and Carter; and it was noticeable how much support these Houses received from the touchline. Hencry won the Senior League and Carter the Junior League.

A number of Inter-Set matches was arranged. These were keenly contested and helped to improve the general standard.

At half-term we held an informal knock-out competition, each girls' House combining with a boys' House in producing a team. Unfortunately the Staff also entered a team and, by cunningly exceeding the number of males allowed in each side, managed to end up the winners after an exciting match with the Palmer Henderson XI.

Lastly, may I thank all those members of Staff who gave up their time to coaching and umpiring.


Seniors: Played Won Lost Drawn Points
1. Henery 3 2 01 5
2. Carter 3 er321 0 4
3. Prichard 3 chard30I 2 2
4. Palmer 3 0 2 30211


1. Carter ...... 3 21
2. Henery 3 311
3. Prichard ...... 3 .311
4. Palmer 3 1 2
0 4
1 3

M. de L. H.


Our second season of Rugby is over. We started

the term with four old colours although there were a number of players who had gained useful experience in last year's team. It soon became evident that we had the nucleus of a sound side, if only forwards and three quarters could be blended into an effective combination. The main problem and a vital one to solve early in the season--was the selection of half-backs. The position of serum-half was even tually filled by Nelson, although Wechsler played well in the early games and was always a strong

candidate for the position. Afentakis has proved to be a successful link for the fast centres and wings: he is still young and should develop into a more thrustful player next year. There was an abundance of forwards but the final selection was based on size, weight and speed--all factors of great importance when the opposition is always a Club side. Bakewell led the pack well, setting a good example by always being in the fore front of attacks and encouraging the other forwards. Henderson, Chapman, Thomson,


Schneemann and Butler have been a tower of strength and have held their own against heavier and more experienced packs of forwards. It has been most encouraging to see the progress in forward play. The Line-outs have much improved; there has been far less Knocking-back and more genuine jumping for the ball. The binding in the set and loose scrimmages has been much more effective. Altogether the forwards developed into a very work manlike and well-knit pack.

In the three quarters, Zakian has proved to be a great asset and it was most unfortunate that injury prevented him playing in the Dar game. He is an experienced campaigner whose speed on the field is unrivalled in the Territory. Alexiou, at full back, has shown himself to be one of the most improved players of the season. He is a fearless tackler, a safe catcher of the ball and an accurate touch-finder. He has not yet fully mastered the positional play. D. Western, on the right wing, has scored some notable tries. He is a fast and well-balanced runner who has learnt the art of swerving outside his man. Kuestermann, on his day, has made some excellent breaks but is slow back in defence. Individually our back division has been fast

G. Afentakis, D. Western, S. Riddle, P. Kuesterman,

R. Franklin, Em. Vutirakis, A. Schneeman, B. Butler, D. Nelson,

R. Thomson, C. Bakewell, B. Zakian, A. Henderson, A. Chapman,,

G. Alexiou, S. Wechsler.



School Rugby 1st XV.

but as a unit it has been far from rhythmical and has lacked real decision. Tries which were scored were more the result of opportunism than combined play.

Rugby is a game which requires thought. Recently an expression has been used which is called 'pacing the game'. This virtually means knowing when to put on the pressure, when to take full advantage of the opposition's weakness and finally to know when to save your energy. Perhaps such knowledge is asking too much of a School team and yet boys should be able to work out tactics before a game and a good captain should try to impose his policy of play on the other side. Had we been able to 'pace the game' aginst Dar es Salaam then victory would have been certain. As one of the Dar players so rightly said, the School allowed them to dictate the policy of the game. In future years, the aim must be, not only to improve the basic skills and the combined play of Forwards and three quarters but also to 'pace the game' and to impose our will on the opposition.

In conclusion, we would like to thank the Headmaster for the great interest he always shows in Rugger--and all those masters who have so willingly given up their time to the coaching of various sets and to the refereeing of House matches and School games. A word of thanks also to Major P. Connolly for his words of advice and instruction to the 1st XV and to Mr. Brooker for the way he has looked after the Rugger grounds.

To those who have so kindly accommodated players from visiting teams and to the kitchen staff for the Saturday night dinners--we are indeed very grateful. Without this cooperation the Rugby season of 1960 would not have been half so enjoyable--or even so successful.

D. R. H.

Saturday 6th February v Mufindi Away Lost
Saturday 13th February v Iringa Home Lost
Saturday 12th March v Mufindi Home Won
Saturday 19th March v Kilosa Home Won
Saturday 26th March v D. S. M. Home Lost

Played 5 Won 2 Lost 3 Points for 50 Points against 51



The Fifteen: G. Alexiou*: D. Western* B. Zakian* (Captain) P. Kuestermann* R. Gemmell: G. Afentakis
D. Nelson; B. Butler*, R. Thompson*,
R. Franklin*, A. B. C. Chapman*, A. Henderson,
S. Riddle, C. Bakewell*, A. Schneemann*.
*School Colour.

Also played: O. Marcandonatos, D. Pletts, Em. Vutirakis, D. Webster,
S. Wechsler.

2nd XV.

Saturday 27th February v Iringa 'A' Lost 5--23

THE FIFTEEN V IRINGA -- Saturday 13th February - Home

Iringa deserved their victory against the School whom they defeated by 23 points (4 goals and 1 penalty goal) to 8 points (1 goal and 1 penalty goal) on Saturday 13th February. With a big advantage of weight, a very fast back row and good generalship from their Captain at stand-off, iringa secured regular possession of the ball in the light scrums and line-outs. Only good tackling and fast covering prevented them from crossing the School line more often.

The first try came after the Iringa forwards had stormed down the field. In a loose maul, Hall picked up and dived over near the posts. Brown- lee, whose place-kicking was a feature of the game, converted. Ten minutes later Goodall broke through and passed to Collins who scored the second try.

In the second half the School showed more zest and penetration.

Henderson, Chapman and Thomson, R. were largely responsible for an inspired spell of Rugby when the School forwards were in complete charge. During this time, the ball was heeled cleanly, Kuestermann beat his Opposite number before passing to Zakian, who broke through the middle at great speed and scored between the posts. The School kept attacking but the Iringa defence held. Henderson kicked a penalty goal and Iringa replied with their last try, largely engineered by Goodall.

This was a fast and exciting game, particularly in the second half. The School were slow in settling down and left their efforts too late.

THE FIFTEEN V MUFINDI R.U.F.C. -- Saturday 12th March - Home

St. Michael's & St. George's 11 Mufindi 0. (1 Goal, two tries).

Mufindi visited Iringa on Saturday, March 12th, to play the return match against the School. After their disappointment on the previous Saturday when the Mbeya match was cancelled, the School side looked forward to this game with their old rivals who had defeated them in their first match of the season.

At lunch time the prophets would have forecast a fast and open game on a very hard and solid pitch. By tea-time the gods had intervened and the heavens had opened up with a vengeance. In fact, the start of th& match was delayed to allows some of the water to drain off the pitch.

On this rain-soaked ground both sides gave the impression of steeple chasers trying to negotiate water jumps. The forwards revelled in these aquatic sports. The School pack, splendidly led by Bakewell, laid the foundations of victory by their much improved binding in the tight and loose scrimmages. By sustaining the push the ball was often heeled quickly enough to allow Nelson, at scrum half, to bring the three quarters into action. Conditions were much against handling and both sides adopted foot and rush tactics.

It was ten minutes from the start when the School opened the scoring. After a quick heel the ball reached Zakian near the half-way line. In a



spectacular run, he cut across to the right flank, hugged the touch line and out-paced the Mufindi defence, scoring behind the posts. Henderson con verted. Five points at this early stage of the game proved invaluable because the handling of the heavy and slippery ball became increasingly difficult.

Just before the interval Mufindi pressed hard but the School covering was very effective. Ginner and Leach were pulled down just short of the line. Thomson, Chapman, Henderson, Bakewell and Butler were often in the forefront of School forward rushes.

In the second half the pattern of the game was much the same although

the School threequarters looked more dangerous when in possession. After twenty minutes Kuestermann scored for the School; taking full advant age of a lucky bounce of the ball he broke through the middle and touched down near the posts. Five minutes later, Zakian scored his second try with another glorious break-through. Henderson was unsuccessful with both kicks.

And so the score remained 11-0 until the end. The School had tho roughly deserved their victory although they would be the first to acknow ledge the sporting gesture of the Mufindi team to accept the challenge of this amphibious battle.


THE FIFTEEN V KILOSA - Saturday 19th March

For various reasons Kilosa could muster only 8 players, and made up their team with members of the Iringa VX and of the School. In the circumstances little combined play could be expected from the visitors, and so it proved. With the School also below full strength, the first half lacked distinction. Play was scrappy in the extreme, relying almost entirely on touchfinding. A good supply of the ball from the tight, and Goodall's powerful boot at stand-off, kept Kilosa in the School half, but sound cover- ring and tackling, especially by Schneemann, prevented any score.

What wind there was favoured the School in the second half, and youth ful fitness began to assert itself. From a line-out at halfway, Pletts broke clear and ran determinedly to score. Soon afterwards a typical run by Zakian found Chapman up in support, and the latter picked up and dived over. Both these tries were converted by Afentakis. The Kilosa forwards now found fresh reserves of energy, and supported by the tactical skill of Donnison and Hill, carried out several lively raids. The School, however, fortified by their lead, held out, and shortly before the end Gemmell kicked a good penalty goal, to make the final score 13--0.

THE FIFTEEN V DAR ES SALAAM - Saturday 26th March

A strong and well-knit Dar XV, among whom we were pleased to see F. Galliussi, provided just too much for the School, winning by 13 points to 8. Our team, however, put up a stout struggle and produced much indi vidual excellence.


On a hard, dry pitch, it was soon evident that our forwards would be sorely tried to contain the experienced Dar pack; while the backs, without the penetrating speed of Zak ian, would be on the defensive most of the time. So it proved. The Dar hooker ensured his side a continuous sup ply of the ball, and both forwards and backs combined in fast passing movements which we could not match. Under the circumstances, the School's resistance deserves much credit. Afentakis and Kuestermann, by skilful handling and solid tackling, and Butler and Franklin, always close on the ball, were continually trying to turn defence into attack. A Dar try was, however, only a matter of time and after 15 minutes the right wing scored in the corner. A very good kick converted; but for all their efforts Dar could not add to their score before half-time.

With a slight wind behind them, the School could now be expected to reap the benefit of youth and fitness. Instead, Dar continued to press, and their right wing again scored a try, which was again converted. Then at last the School gave its supporters something to cheer about. Pletts, who had played a very sound game, broke away from a line-out and followed up his kick ahead to score a fine try between the posts. Henderson converted. Soon afterwards Dar increased their lead, when fatal fiddling on our line presented them with a try which was not converted. The match ended on a high note, however, when from a rare heel the ball went along our line to Western, who cut inwards and ran splendidly for 70 yards to scorea typical try, which should have been converted.

It had been a vigorous and spirited rather than a skilful game; the School made up in enthusiasm what they lacked in teamwork, while Dar are to be congratulated on showing such cohesion and endurance in the first match of their season.


The two strongest House XVs met in what was virtually the knock- out final. Henderson had soundly trounced Oram and just beaten Williams; Hodgson had gained narrow victories over these teams, but on each occasion had been without their captain, Zakian. He was now playing his first match after a long spell of ill-health.

Henderson began in tremendous form: their forwards packed low and shoved hard, and their backs moved purposefully. They were soon 3 points up, Alexiou making no mistake with a penalty kick in front of the posts. Then a neat scissors movement, begun by Kuestermann and continued by Western, saw the latter well tackled by L. Vutirakis, only inches from the line. Gradually, however, the well-knit Hodgson team asserted itself. A fast back row, among whom Chapman was outstanding, saw to it that no further such movements developed; and from a line-out in the Hendersdn '25' Van Schoor nipped over for a smart try, converted by Gemmell (5--3). Henderson returned to the attack, only to see Zakian intercept a pass in his own '25' and run the length of the field to score a typical try. Gemmell again converted (10--3), and shortly afterwards kicked a penalty goal from a wide angle (13--3), bringing his personal tally of points in three House matches to 25.


To say that the second half was an anti-climax would be to do less than

justice to two hard-playing teams who never gave up producing good Rugger. The fact remains, however, that the Hodgson forwards' dash in the loose, combined with the cool control of Em. Vutirakis and Zakian behind them effectively stifled the best efforts of Henderson, for whom Butler and Riddle strove especially hard. A fine run by Marinakis nearly added to Hodgson's lead, but he was just overhauled in time by Kuestermann. Neither defence was breached again.

Watching the game, one perceived and welcomed the advance in tech nique, teamwork and sportsmanship from last year, and silently thanked both teams for providing such a good example for the juniors who will follow their lead.

R. D. J. R.

WILLlAMS Won Lost Lost
22--3 3--s 5--9
ORAM Lost Lost Lost
3--22 3--22 3--9
5--3 22--3 3--13
9--s 9--3 13--3
Played Won Lost Points Points Points
for against
1. HODGSON 3 3 0 31 11 6
2. HENDERSON 3 2 1 30 19 4
3. WILLIAMS 3 1 2 30 17 2
4. ORAM 3 0 3 9 53 0





WILLIAMS ...... Won Won Won
42--Nil 34--Nil 9--6
ORAM ...... Lost Won Lost
Nil--42 8--Nil 6--8
HENDERSON ...... Lost Lost Lost
Nil--34 Nil--8 Nil--i I
HODGSON ....... Lost Won Won
6--9 8--6 1 1--Nil
Played Won Lost Points Pqiqts Points
for against
1. WILLIAMS ...... 3 3 0 85 6 6
2. HODGSON ....... 3 2 1 25 15 4
3. ORAM ...... ...... 3 1 2 14 50 2
4. HENDERSON 3 0 3 Nil 53 0

1st Round: WILLIAMS beat ORAM


Final: WiLLIAMS 9 points HODGSON 6 points.


The activities of the Club have, this term, been mainly concerned with assisting the various House plays with their make-up. Each pair of Houses was given a separate demonstration lecture on basic make-up. A number of girls became most proficient by the time of the final performances. This experience should reap its reward in future productions, when the House members may well be good enough to do all their own make-up, both chorus and main characters.

There has been great activity in the Art Room during the latter half of this term. Groups of boys and girls have been making and painting large numbers of stage properties, from shields for Roman soldiers to a lion for the production of 'Androcles and the Lion'.


Both Silvia Papini and Sofia Pany produced oil paintings which were exhibited in the Stanvac Calendar painting competition held in Dar es Salaam.

J. A. J.


The Muses of Drama were fully occupied inspiring the producers and casts of House plays. As a society, therefore, we ceased to function.

Nevertheless, we trust that there will be sufficiently energy left for us to revive.

"The Importance of Being Earnest", by Oscar Wilde, has been chosen for the School play in July.


The Headmaster's suggestion that this first term of the year should be available for House Plays was accepted with energy and enterprise. Each senior boys' House combined with a girls' to present an evening's enter tainment. With four productions in rehearsal at more or less the same time (two musicals and two straight plays) it must have been difficult to find suitable space -- it was disconcerting to hear conflicting music from Gallery and Hall, and to stumble upon intense drama in staff houses, and even in the staff room itself. Despite this problem, four productions emerged from the turmoil and were presented before an audience of school and guests.

"My Fair Lady".

Carter & Rodgson Houses gave us a shortened version of "My Fair Lady", and what a magnificent effort it was. It looked as though the full strength of both Houses were on stage at times. Boys were convincingly disguised as Covent Garden porters, to emerge later as the cream of society at the ball, resplendent in evening dress. But it was the girls who dazzled us all, with their beauty of person and costume, and left one refusing to believe that they could ever wield hockey sticks or wear school uniform. The stage was certainly fully used, and the resulting congestion made the dancers falter at times; dresses, however, were charming and all performed very creditably. The choruses were most entertaining, although they were sometimes behind the piano, where one felt that Mr. Charles was almost physically pulling them along with him. But it was always most enjoyable and all deserve praise for their efforts.


J. S. Dicks,
Margaret Glynn, A. B. C. Chapman

As Eliza Doolittle, Margaret Glynn was excellent in her cockney songs, particularly so in "Just you wait 'enery 'iggins", standing alone before the curtains. She thoroughly deserved the bouquet with which she was presented at the end. But it would be wrong to suggest that she stole the show. Aubrey Chapman as Professor Higgins was first class. He acted well and sang his difficult pieces with clarity and control. John Dicks carried off very well the restrained supporting role of Colonel Pickering; his "You did it" was one of the best individual efforts of the evening. Michael Mills, as the dustman, Doolittle, enjoying his last night out before "gettin' married in the morning", clearly enjoyed himself; he sang with gusto and was suitably supported by his cronies.

We all thank those responsible for such a delightful evening; the pro ducers, Miss Carter and Mr. Robertson (who also gave an explanation of the plot with a clarity of diction which Professor Higgins could not have helped but approve); Mrs. Booth for the dances; Mr. Eustace and Mr. Johnson for the make-up (and that must have been a herculean task); and Mr. Charles, the Director of Music, whose share in the success of the evening would, I imagine, be difficult to over-estimate.


"My Fair Lady"

"1066 and All That"

The performance of "1066 and All That" by Palmer and Henderson Houses, on March 19th, was as perfect a school entertainment as could be imagined. Any suspicion that the text of this comic pageant of English history might be stale after nearly thirty years was swept away by the fresh ness and gusto of this production. The old jokes shone like new, alongside those topical ones specially minted for the occasion.

The vast cast (and how well our stage lends itself to these mammoth productions) was amazingly well costumed: particar1y colourful were the statue scene, the Henry VIII 'musical chairs', the cavaliers and peasants, and, of course, the spectacular and triumphant finale. How it was all done is difficult to imagine. It must have added as much to the cast's enjoyment as it did to ours. The make-up, too, was consistently excellent.

We are growing accustomed to seeing talent blossoming in the most unexpected quarters--but continue to be surprised at its quality. B. Butler has, of course, already established himself as a very good actor, but his Common Man was the backbone of the show. He maintained his role (and accent) with a fine sense of comedy and character--and, when the need arose, with a pleasant voice. His was the marathon part and much depended on the success he made of it.

Margaret Wiggins, S. Wechsler, Ruth Wiggins,

Ann Markham, Anne Hickman, Silvia Papini, Chrisoula Papachristos


From: "1066 and All That"

But the lesser stars twinkled, at times, almost as bnghtly--once the somewhat apathetic Roman soldiery had finally got home. Everyone will have favourites; however, D. Pletts, S. Riddle, M. Western, I. Cook,

F. Warwick, S. Wechsler, M. Wright and B. Lunn each took several parts, always very 'veil and sometimes with brilliance. R. Stanton, M. Kelly,

J. Coutouvides, R. Phillips, S. Golby, J. Williams were also very good.

The girls' parts tended to be less vociferous; but Morag Cormack, Jill Burnett, Ann Hickmann, Silvia Papini, Ruth Wiggins, Chrisoula Papa christos, Anne and Sheila Markham, Margaret Wiggins, Sophia Pany and Hannelore Nemeskal all acted or sang very entertainingly, and were--as were all the girls--very delightful to look at.

Mr. G. B. Hall acted as compere between the scenes, linking them together with a charmingly delivered commentary in which he showed a delicious sense of timing; he brought the house down with witticisms which certainly depended on the speaker and the atmosphere for their full effect. His exit, to waltz time, with the Common Man, had us rolling in the aisles. Another member. of Staff made a brief but highly popular appearance as a rather bibulous, heavily stomached George IV. (History teaching can never be the same again).

To the producers, Miss L. Dickinson and Mr. R. W. Charles (whose hand was clearly at work in the humour of the programme--would that we had space to print it in full), we pay humble tribute. Mrs. S. R. Beesley, at the piano, and Mr. W. J. Hickman, at his one-man band, have our thanks, as do all those, led by Mr. S. R. Beesley, behind the scenes.

"Androcles and the Lion"

Prichard and Oram Houses had the unenviaNe task of following two large scale musicals. A straight play demands far more of its cast and, of course, of its audience. It is necessary to listen more intently to the spoken word and this the School finds difficult. Shaw is always ready to give us a laugh but he has more to say, and this demands an attention which this play was not always given.

However, it was a very entertaining performance, with plenty to amuse. John Canty, as Androcles, acted the tragicomic role very well; his scenes with his wife and the lion were very funny and he had the right air of wistful resignation to his fate. Linde Baker's Megaere was suitably vehement and E. O'Brien did the right things inside his lion's skin.

Ann Herkes had the other main feminine role, Lavinia, and spoke and acted very sensitively. She shows considerable promise. C. Boyce, as the Captain, improved after a hesitant start and did pretty well in a rather difficult part.

B. di Zitti, a suitably padded Caesar, used his mobile features and good voice to great effect.

Other parts were creditaNy performed by S. von Strantz, S. Lockley,

L. Mukabaa, J. Caine, B. Dziura, K. King, B. Swynnerton and J. Frear 34

son. Mr. Booth, as Ferrovius, survived the applause on his entry to give a sincere performance in a measured, clear voice--despite those lines which Shaw hardly intended to be spoken by a schoolmaster before his pupils.

The introduction and commentary between acts were well delivered by Isabel Herkes.

There were a few minor weaknesses: some inaudible lines (particularly Androcles' final ones, spoken head down, into the wings); difficulty in keeping a straight face; sQme masking of one player by another (Caesar was, for some, obliterated for much of his first speech by an immobile figure centre stage).

But this was a succesful House Play enjoyed by all who watched and took part. Let us, therefore, thank the Producer, Mrs. Gunniogham, Mr. Booth (also Stage Manager) and Miss Prichard (for the very good costumes)

and congratulate all the cast.

"The Cat and the Canary"

On the last evening of term, Henery and Williams Houses performed John Willard's melodramatic play, 'The Cat and the Canary'. Let us at once praise the steadiness of the actors under the barrage of coughing inflicted on them by their audience.

Anita Benzimra gave a very good portrayal as Mammy Pleasant, the West Indian housekeeper hovering menacingly in the background and suggesting all sorts of sinister possibilities. Christopher Bakewell dominated the first act with his firm, clear voice and it was a pity he had to disappear so violently so soon. Paul Barber and Francis Carlisle-Kitz played parallel roles to good effect, although it is unfortunate that Barber's cool and autho ritative stage presence was not matched by clarity of voice. Mary Abbink was good as the sceptical Susan Spillby, speaking her lines with deliberation, and holding herself well. Mr. Clube and Christopher Carlisle-Kitz, in minor parts, made the most of their opportunities.

David Nelson, the male lead, acted with restraint and sincerity. He has a clear voice and a confidence which enabled him to maintain his part imperturbably. Mary Rose Wechsler had a long time on the stage and held the play firmly together by her excellent performance. She moved naturally and responded sensitively to the actions and words of others and spoke her lines with clarity and conviction.

The stage was effectively set, both as a library and a bedroom, and the tenser moments (to which the lighting contributed greatly) were sufficiently well done to bring nervous shrieks from the audience.

We thank the producers, Mr. Hargraves and Mr. Clube fortheirsuccess ful production.

This is a good place to give credit to those responsible for the lighting which has done so much for all these plays. A year ago we had no lighting


at all for the stage, but through the skill and ingenuity of Mr. Norman, Mr. Barker and Mr. Halls, things now seem (at least to those of us to whom these things are a mystery) very healthy. A third batten is in process of being constructed, and one of these days we might, I hear, have even a dimmer. Our thanks indeed, to all those who assist so vitally behind the scenes.

D. I. B.


The Library, firmly established by the end of last year, has continued to expand, thanks to a number of very generous donations, the chief one being a gift of nearly two hundred books from the British Council, for which we are very grateful. The Reference section of the Library, in particular, now has an adequate number of books covering most subjects, but the Senior Fiction section, occupying only two shelves, has been hitherto somewhat neglected. This has been remedied in the current order, and we look forward to seeing the shelves fill as the books arrive.

Lastly I would like to thank all the Library Prefects for their help this term, especially Bruce Butler, for all the work he put into the Library.

Gillian Burnett


Although no meetings were held, we gleefully report a term bursting at the seams with music. Music seemed to overflow everywhere. In the face of this onslaught on a very broad front, the Music Society sat on the fence and watched hundreds of young people music-making, giving themselves pleasure, giving other people even greater pleasure, giving us the unpre cedented spectacle of two full-scale musicals--'My Fair Lady' and '1066 and All That'. Reports of these plays are made elsewhcre. Heartiest congra tulations to Carter, Palmer, Hodgson and Henderson Houses!

Two School (musical) entertainmments took place on January 30th and March 5th. The first was graced by the distinguished Greek t( fl )r, Anthony Kalaitzakis, who sang four songs, much to the delight of the whole school. Our guest at the second concert was Minnie van Griethuysen. Iringa is most fortunate to possess such a charming voice and personality. The writer has already publicly expressed his thanks to all those pupils who took part in these entertainments. He now does it in writing. We have been given sketches, songs, ballets, dances, instrumental solos and ensembles from a host of you. Many, many thanks! Mention should also be made of the use of film at these entertainments. Through the kindness of the British Council at Dar es Salaam, and the United States Information Service at Nairobi, several musical films have been shown. Most noteworthy of these was "Ad Dei Honorem", a film which showed us the breathtaking beauty of the carvings of a 15th century altar piece in a German Cathedral. The music which accompanied this film was Bach's St. John Passion. The School listened in complete silence for 20 minutes!

R. W. C



The study of Natural History can be approached in two ways by the biologist in the field. He can either investigate a natural community or he can select a particular species or group. It is easy to ignore the familiar animals and environments close at hand as being unworthy of proper scientific study. However, careful observation will often reveal unsuspected mysteries in the most ordinary subjects.

This term the rainy season has tended to restrict the club's activities

to the vicinity ot the school and a surprising number of topics has been discovered by the inquiring mind. Great progress has been made in indentifying the local trees and shrubs while a start has been made on the herbaceous plants. Such knowledge is a basic essential in the investiga tion of the Natural History of an area. This work has been equally valuable in introducing members to the principles by which plants are classified. It is hoped that some will now continue the next stage of the work, namely a systematic count of the different trees correlated where possible with the exact situation. What grows in one particular area is decided partly by climatic factors, partly by the nature of the soil. The nature of the soil depends to some extent on the underlying rock. Mr. Booth introduced this fascinating subject with two delightful talks which he illustrated with pictures and demonstrations of crystal growth. Geology and its allied subjects offer numerous lines of study for members of the society; it should be remembered that it has its practical value to the farmer and miner as well as providing a means of investigating the Earth's history.

A great variety of animals lives around and within the school grounds. Many of them would repay careful study. Members are to be encouraged to choose just one type of animal which can be watched consistently for a long period. Mr.H all attempted with his talk on the blackbirds to show how a common, scientifically despised animal can present a mass of interesting information. Several of the society have already become interested in the habits of one of Iringa's many brown birds.

The term's guest speaker was the Headmaster. His talk on the Chemical Industry was much enjoyed. By choosing to describe his own experiences with l.C.I. he not only provided information of chemical interest but revealed a human side of life in the industry surprising to those who still believe in supernatural boffins.

The Society has met for a number of informal evenings. 1These have taken the form of question times, short lecturettes on topics of the moment, film strips and 'microscopical evenings' These spontaneous meetings produce a wide variety of subjects-everything from elephants to slimming. It is hoped that in this way the whole field of biology might be explored. Surely in such a wide range of topics each member shculd find some special interest worthy of a little private research, to be worked up into a short talk. We look forward to hearing these as much as we look forward to next term's visiting speakers.

G. B. H.



We had a rather quiet term Owing to the concentration on plays but we are still very much alive.

We look forward to a full programme next term.


The activities of the troop have been restricted to some extent, by the weather (combined with lack of suitable accommodation) and by the demands of House Plays. In spite of this, progress has been made in both first and second class work, and second class scouts are, at last, in a majority in the troop

The only event worth a particular note was a visit from Mr. Harry Cauldwell, the Field Commissoner for Tanganyika, who passed through Iringa on his first safari in the Southern Highlands Province.


Patron: The Headmaster

President: J. W. Moss, Esq.

Chairman: C. Bakewell

At the latter end of the term, this society was formed to provide oppor tunities for the cultural and social development of the senior members of the School. The main aim of the Society is to interest itself in anything of first class merit or importance, whether it be artistic, social or political. Debates and discussions will be held and eminent outside speakers will be invited to address the members. Visits will also be made to places of interest. The maximum number of members is twenty and membership is by invitation.

Owing to the large number of activities at the end of the term, it was only possible to hold the inaugural meeting, at which by request there was a repeat showing of the Robbins film "Ballets Jazz" and another film on "Art Treasurers of South-East Asia". In a short speech at the end of the meeting, the Chairman thanked Mr. Halls for projecting the films and the President for having the meeting in his house, and then expressed the wish that the Society would prosper under its next chairman.

The founder members were:

Margaret Wiggins Eliana di Zitti
Gillian Burnett Isobel Herkes
Frances Stewart Kay Puttock
Ann Hickman Sylvia Papini

Carole Pinder

C. Bakewell B. Butler
A. Chapman R. Thompson
L. Mukabaa J. Dicks
M. Main D. Nelson



Schpol Perspective.


The earth lay parched and dry. A tired gust of wind stirred. The un- willing trees and the dry leaves cracked. The birds were all silent.

The black clouds, which had been gathering since mc rning, covered the sun, giving a weird ray-light. A flash of lightning lanced earthwards and a simultaneous roll of thunder echoed and re-echoed over the mountains.

Then the rain came gushing down, soaking leaves, earth, and every living thing. Little pools began to gather until they overflowed, running in strcamlets down to the river. The river flooded its muddy banks and rushed away carrying every manner of debris with it. Thus the storm raged for two hours and then slowly abated.

The birds began to sing; the whole place looked fresh from the rain; a light breeze got up; the trees swayed gently in the breeze.

Jacqueline Ambrose,



Not many people realize

That we've each a land of our own- Not the sort where we work and play


Nor the kind where we make our home, But a little place at the back of our mind Where we visit when we're alone.

In there we store all our memories

Of things both new and old,

And only one person knows that place

Where our thoughts are kept in their fold.

No-one ever trespasses there;

Very few know what they hold.

Linda King, 3A.


Dawn was breaking. The mist was lifting slowly as our barge nosed its way through the tangle of boats and tugs to the river beyond. In the dim, grey light we could see nothing but the dark, dirty water and darker squares and rectangles indicating the warehouses and sheds alongside the river.

No-one spoke. All was silent except for the eerie chug - chug - chug of the engine. The mist suddenly vanished and we saw we were surrounded by white lights on the eddies and dimples of the tide. We could see clearly now. The barge chugged on slowly through the debris of flotsam, pieces of paper, bits of wood, and other dirty objects which float on the Thames. It was a typical river scene but we were suddenly overawed by the silent, still power of it.

Some lights were shining from the city. The golden rays of the rising sun stretched their beams across the river, cancelling the tiny white lights. We seemed to be floating down a path of molten gold towards the flaming dynamo of life, the sun. The beginnings of a beautiful day were apparent. The sky was now showing a slight tinge of blue and there was not a cloud to be seen.

Tower Bridge was up. A cargo ship was coming towards us through the bridge. We drew in towards the bank a little. The tall towers on either side of the bridge were crenellated with light. Flashes of gold sparkled from where the sun hit shiny metal surfaces. The bridge went down again. London was waking. The traffic was increasing with every second. Cars, buses, lorries, vans hurled themselves across the river.

It was dark under the bridge; the noise of the vehicles was strangely subdued. Green slime covered the walls and a constant stream of water was running down them. The roof was solid and dry. On the other side of the bridge the gold beams of light had disappeared.

The barge chugged on through the turmoil of life.

Margaret Glynn, 4B.



The so-called 'lost observatory' (the ruins found in a saucer-shaped depression in Southern Tanganyika--to give it its ancient name) is now thought to have been in use in the pre or early Atomic Age, about the time man was making his first feeble attempts to reach the moon. Recently some evidence has come to light which helps to date it: in large rooms, probably laboratories, were found pieces of apparatus used for performing the kind of primitive experiments done in those days--before every child had his own atomic kit. However, we mustn't be contemptuous of their early efforts.

About a quarter of a mile away were about thirty skeletons dressed in decomposed, coloured and white shirts, some of which appeared to have been ripped away. Nearby were the ruins of a leather, spherical object, probably all that was left of a sacred bauble for which rival tribes warred. Most of the skeletons had broken femurs, humeri and radii, with bruised skulls.

A little further from the buildings was an enormous blue-tinted, cement trough in an incomplete state. Some scientists believe it to have been a communal bath, but it is possible that some sacrifices were involved because a skeleton with a shattered skull was found, having apparently jumped, head first, from a great height before water had been let in.

It is not certain what disaster struck this community. However, experts have established that T.N.T. was carried in eau-de-cologne bottles, and the place might have been deliberately sabotaged.

Scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists and lots of other--ologists are continuing their detailed study.

Your Reporter


The heavy oak doors swung gently behind the doctor, and he stood still a moment, letting the peace of centuries from the old room flow round him.

On either side of the richly panelled walls his ancestors stared stiffly into space. It was cool and dim in the room, and it smelt of leather, dusty tapestries, and furniture polish. He could only just discern the shapes of tables and figures that stood in his way, and moving round them by instinct he stopped by the casement. His groping fingers felt the bookcase at his side. They ran over its smooth panels and knobbly carving, ran lightly over the old, treasured books, and stopped. He gently drew one out and balancing the massive tome on one palm, absently leafed through it. He knew the book so well-knew it by its weight, and the feel of its thick, embroidered cover. The musty, bitter-sweet smell of old paper rose to his nostrils, bringing with it a flood of rushing memories. From that book he had received the inspiration that had driven him to be a doctor.

He felt for the cord of the heavy, velvet curtains that screened the casement, and hesitated. To pull or not to pull? His gaze travelled round


the room, his eyes refreshed by the darkness, his spirit washed clean by its soothing gloom. Oh God! That it could always be so. Just this blessed peace.

He pulled back the curtains.

The blue-white, hazy sunlight momentarily blinded him. It poured in. Light, light everywhere, glorious light that sped through the branches of the peach tree growing by the casement, and poured with a richer sheen, down and through the crimson velvet till it burned and glowed with the fire of a million rubies. Rich and golden, it rippled over a bronze Pegasus beside him, accentuating the superbly arching neck, the flowing mane. The horse pawed the ground impatiently and the fire-tipped hooves seemed ready to leave the pedestal.

The light passed on, a smoky blue once more, tipping the knobs and figure-work, revealing here the wicked grin of a satyr, there the serene gaze of a madonna.

The doctor's skin prickled with the sheer beauty of it, and he shivered. He reached out his hands, the blue veins very prominent against the mottled skin, and gripped the sill hard. The heat in the wood warmed them, and infused through his body. A breeze, laden with the scents of apple blossom and freshly dug earth, ruffled the silvery hair at his temples. He brushed it back and stepped on to the terrace.

The sky was blue and very clear, save where on the haze-shimmering horizon lay the city's eternal black pall of smoke, blacker now for the bomb ing she had received. The hill sloped gently down to the common, and he could just make out the first red-tiled roof through the barrier of elms. His eyes took in the fields of wheat. They would have yielded a fine crop this year, he thought. The peace that had come upon him in the room deserted him, leaving him with a sense of complete and utter desolation. There was not even any fear, now.

For he knew there would be no harvest. Only devastation from the rocket missiles on their way, and which nothing on earth could stop.

Morag Cormack, SA


All was silent in the class. Suddenly there was a rush of feet, and some one knocked on the door. "Quickly go to the H.M.'s Office. The results are here!"

The moment which we had all been awaiting had come. Slowly, with sinking hearts, we rose to our feet. A fearful hush descended as we walked solemnly in a funeral procession to the door. Some people chattered nervous ly, others painfully tried to keep calm.

All too soon we teached the Headmaster's door, outside which we hudd led--a trembling mass of humanity. All around us we heard whispers:

"You go." "No, you". "I daren't."


At last, one of us, braver than the rest, marched to the door. She hesitated for a moment. What lay behind? The door closed behind her, and we all waited. A second later she re-appeared, radiantly smiling. She had passed.

Silently others filed in and out in quick succession. A buzz of conver sation filled the air now, broken occasionally by a sob of disbelief from the successful ones.

Eventually, with light hearts, ashen faces, and trembling limbs, we groped our way down the stairs.

The siren rang. Hordes of shouting people descended on us, wanting to know the news--"What happened?"

ft didn't seem possible that we were able to say, "We've passed . . ."

Jillian Burnett

Sophia Pany,
VI Arts

During the last weeks of the last terin of 1959 we decided to hitch-hike up to Kenya and Uganda during the Christmas holidays. We planned to leave Dar es Salaam on Sunday 27th of December and return, if possible, by January 12th. We succeeded in borrowing a good deal of the equipment we needed, and according to plan we left Dar es Salaam on the 27th at 8.00

a.m. Thirty miles out we were picked up by a Volkswagen which took us to Tanga by night. We promptly set off for Tanga Police Station, where the Inspector on duty allowed us to sleep in a room at the station. We left Tanga the next day at eight o'clock and by 11.45 we were in Mombasa. We were taken to the Shanzu Beach Hotel where we dumped our kit. We slept the night on the beach and that night was quite eventful as the tide came in rapidly and we were forced to move hastily.

The next day, Tuesday, found us waiting near the Makupa causeway for a lift. Four brand new Land- Rovers drew up and we were invited to take our pick. That night, 300 very uncomfortable miles away in Nairobi, we slunk into the Twentieth Century Cinema, in filthy clothes as we did not have time to change, to see "The Ten Commandments". We slept that night in the Kingsway Police Station but had hardly any sleep because of the vagrants and loiterers brought in by the police. The following day we went out to the Duke of York School (our old school) to see the new chapel. In the afternoon we went on to Nakuru and there we spent the night in the back room of a shop. The next day we crossed the Kenya border and etme on to extremely good Uganda tarmac roads. From here John drove to Jinja to give the driver a rest. A quick fill up in Jinja and three quarters of an hour later we were in Kampala. The Police placed cell No. 1 at our dis posal this was equipped with beds, mattresses and pillows (very luxurious).

On the following day we decided to go to Entebbe on Lake Victoria for two reasons: firstly to wash our clothes and secondly to wash ourselves and to swim. Later we had a meal in the airport restaurant and returned to Kampala in the evening. After breakfast the next day we were mere or


less undecided on the road down to Nairobi, but when calling on friends in Jinja they insisted that we stayed the night. We phoned home to Dares Salaam from Jinja, as we had been unable to send telegrams because of the Post Office strike. Robert succeeded in arranging a lift the next day down to Nakuru in the back of an army lorry which was in a convoy bound for Na nyuki--it was extremely uncomfortable but on arriving in Nakuru at 7 p.m. we managed to find a place to sleep. Robert wished to see some friends that evening in Nakuru so we stayed on for another day and slept at their house that night.

The next day we aimed for Arusha. We reached the Athi-River Cement Works outside Nairobi and, just when things began to look pretty black, a Peugeot 403 picked us up and by S p.m. that afternoon we were installed in the old Arusha Police Station, the only discomfort being the mosquitoes. We hoped to reach Korogwe the next day but, on meeting school-friends in Moshi, we were persuaded to stay the day there. Unfortunately we were unable to photograph Kilimanjaro owing to clouds. Next morning a man filling his car at a service station offered us a lift to Korogwe and we gratefully accepted; we lunched in Korogwe. We then decided to try to reach Morogoro but at four o'clock we were still waiting for a lift outside Korogwe. How ever, we were picked up and arrived in Morogoro at 8.30 p.m. We again slept in the Police Station and the battle against mosquitoes was renewed with greater vigour.

The following day we set out on the last 120 miles of our 2,500 mile long journey. At 10 a.m. we got a lift in a Fiat 8 ton truck and trailer. This stalled half-way, but with some "shanghied" help we got it started. We stopped 5 miles out of Dar es Salaam to change our shirts, We then thumbed a car which promptly ran out of petrol and the driver himself had to beg a lift to get a can of petrol. We reached Dar at 4 p.m. having taken 6 hours to do 120 miles on a tarmac road.

The journey had taken 13 days, and cost about Shs. 200/- each. We carried frame ruck-sacks and sleeping bags, which together weighed about 45 lbs. For water we took four 2-pint water bottles.

If anyone wants to see the main centres of East Africa "on a shoestring" we recommend a trip similar to ours. It was both thoroughly enjoyable and a great experience. In closing we would like to thank the Officers in charge of the Police Stations at which we stayed in all three territories.

John S. Dicks, VI ARTS Robert A. Franklin, VI SCIENCE


It seems hard to believe that now, at last, I have come to the end of my school career. I have always looked forward to the day when I would really leave school because I've wanted to know what my future would be. Although I have considered many different careers, my final choice is farming as I have always longed for a job away from an office desk and the grind of pen and paper.


Pauline Angeloni 2R Carter
Alison Currie ...... 3A Prichard
Eliana di Zitti ...... ArtsVI Carter

Carola Isemonger 3C Pric hard
Christine Kingdon 2A Palmer
Christine Naya 4C Prichard
Sofia Pany Arts VI Palmer
Helen Strange 3B Palmer
Christine Wiggins 2B Palmer
C. Bakewell Sc. VI Williams
T. Baker Arts VI Hodgson
B. Butler ...... Arts VI Henderson
J. Canty Gen. VI Oram
M. Cooper 2C Junior
A. Currie lA Junior
J. Dicks ArtsVl Hodgson

R. Franklin

P. Lovell
M. Main

R. Strong
Gen. VI Hodgson

Williams Oram



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