Washington, D.C.: he Library of Congress for Adronicus, 1970
After defeating the German Army in 1916 at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the British Army occupied German East Africa. In 1919, Britain obtained a protectorate over the conquered territory, renamed Tanganyika (Tanzania), from the League of Nations. Beginning in 1921, colonial administrators began sending annual reports to the British Colonial Office concerning conditions in the territory. The initial report contains extensive background information, including geography, local history of the period to 1921, the ethnography of local tribes, current information on administration, population, finance, trade, agriculture, industries, land tenure, police, prisons, health, and government services. Subsequent reports update this information annually through 1938. In 1946 the reports resumed and continued until 1963. Of these later reports, Ellis has the paper copy only for 1959.
The title of the report varies. A table of contents appears at the beginning of each annual report. The film covers the period from 1920 to 1938. Paper copies for dates 1920 to 1938 and 1959 are available in Annex I (J801.N15).
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