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The Uganda Journal, Volume 21, Number 1, March 1957
The Uganda Literary and Scientific Society was established at Entebbe, Uganda Protectorate, in 1923. Its main activity consisted of the reading of papers and the delivery of lectures on topics relating to Uganda. In 1933 the society moved its headquarters to Kampala and decided to issue a regular publication, The Uganda Journal. The journal’s declared aim was “to collect and publish information which may add to our knowledge of Uganda and to record that which in the course of time might be lost.” Four issues per year were published ...
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Sese, Uganda, Africa
This map of Sese, an archipelago in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria, Uganda, was issued in July 1938 by the Land and Survey Office of the Uganda Protectorate, based on a survey carried out in 1936 by the protectorate’s director of surveys. The map shows roads and tracks on the larger islands, forested regions, and towns and villages. Trigonometrical points from the survey and their heights above sea level in feet are indicated. Many of the islands are marked as uninhabited. The start of the road to Kampala ...
Mubende District, Buganda Province, Uganda Protectorate
This map of Mubende District, Buganda Province, Uganda Protectorate (present-day Uganda) was issued in 1945 by the Survey, Land and Mines Department of the protectorate. Uganda was a British protectorate from the 1890s until independence in 1962. The map shows provincial, district, and county boundaries; roads of different classes; telegraph lines; telegraph and post offices; trading centers; mission stations; bridges; old forts; and trigonometrical survey points. Natural features indicated include rivers and streams, swamps, and falls. Elevation above sea level is given in feet. The scale of the map is ...
Bubeke, Uganda
This map of Bubeke, Kalangala District, Uganda Protectorate (present-day Uganda) was compiled and drawn by the Directorate of Overseas Surveys, Department of Technical Cooperation in the British government and issued in 1960 by the Uganda Department of Lands and Surveys. It is based on aerial photography and field survey data. Bubeke Island is located in the western part of Lake Victoria, south of Entebbe. Nearby islands, also shown on the map, include Bunjazi, Buyange, Bukasa, and Nkese. The map shows rocks, piers, landings, and other features important for navigation on ...
Bale, Uganda
This map of the area around the town of Bale, in the region of Buganda, in the district of Uganda that was then called Mengo, was published by the Directorate of Overseas Surveys for the government of Uganda in 1964. It is based on aerial surveys carried out in 1960 and on field survey data. Bale is located on the west side of the Victoria Nile River as it flows northward from Lake Victoria toward Lake Kyoga. The river is navigable at this point. The map shows the town, with ...
Masaka, Uganda
This map of Masaka District, Buganda Province in the Uganda Protectorate (present-day Uganda) was issued by the Uganda Department of Lands and Surveys in 1959. It was compiled by the department from earlier maps and from aerial photography carried out in 1950. The area depicted on the map includes the region west of Lake Victoria and north of the border with Tanganyika Territory (present-day Tanzania), including the northwestern part of Lake Victoria containing the Sese Islands (also seen as Ssese) and Kome Island. The northern edge of the map is ...
Mulabana, Uganda
This map of Mulabana, Sese County, Masaka District, Buganda Province in Uganda Protectorate (present-day Uganda) was issued in 1961 by the Uganda Lands and Surveys Department. It was compiled and drawn by the Directorate of Overseas Surveys, Department of Technical Cooperation in the British government based on field survey data and on aerial photography conducted by the British Royal Air Force in 1950. Mulabana is an island in the Sese Islands archipelago (also seen as Ssese) in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria, and most of the map is taken ...
Damba, Uganda
This map of Damba Island, Kyagwe County, Mengo District, Buganda Province in Uganda Protectorate (present-day Uganda) was issued in 1961 by the Uganda Lands and Surveys Department. It was compiled and drawn by the Directorate of Overseas Surveys, Department of Technical Cooperation in the British government, based on field survey data and on aerial photography carried out in 1955. Damba is located in the northwestern corner of Lake Victoria, south of Kampala and east of Entebbe. It is bisected by the equator, which defines the northern edge of the map ...
Street Plan of the Centre of Kampala
This map shows the center of Kampala, today the capital and largest city of Uganda, as it appeared in 1956 during the late colonial period. Depicted on the map are roads and streets; government and commercial buildings; schools; churches and mosques; the headquarters of the Uganda Society; and other buildings and sites. Kampala lies just north of Mengo, the capital of the Kingdom of Buganda in the 19th century, and it was selected by British colonial administrator Captain Frederick Lugard in 1890 as the headquarters of the Imperial British East ...
Lake Nabugabo, Uganda, East Africa
This map of Lake Nabugabo, Uganda, was issued in 1963 by the Uganda Department of Lands and Surveys, based on field survey data, aerial photography, and earlier maps. Shown are built-up areas, roads, huts and villages, railroads, airfields, telegraph lines, churches and mosques, ancient sites, and international, regional, district, and other boundaries. Symbols are used to indicate natural features and different types of terrain, including forest, thicket, bamboo, plantation, and several types of swamp. Until about 5,000 years ago, Lake Nabugabo was a part of Lake Victoria, from which ...
Report of the Constitutional Committee 1959
This four-part report was prepared in 1959 by a constitutional committee established by Sir Frederick Crawford, Governor of Uganda, as the then-protectorate of Uganda prepared for independence from Great Britain. The committee was chaired by John Wild, and included two other Europeans, two Asians, and ten Africans. It was “to consider, and to recommend to the Governor, the form of direct elections on a common roll for the representative members of the Legislative Council to be introduced in 1961, the number of seats to be filled under the above system ...
The Mailo System in Buganda: A Preliminary Case Study in African Land Tenure
The basic unit of the mailo system is a square mile, hence the derivation of mailo, which is also equivalent to 640 acres. The term is used in Uganda to describe a land tenure system that came into effect when the kingdom of Buganda signed an agreement with the British-administered Uganda Protectorate there in 1900. Buganda runs along the northwest shore of Lake Victoria, in present-day south-central Uganda. This work is by Henry W. West, who was assistant commissioner for lands and surveys in the early 1960s and the foremost ...
The Lango: A Nilotic Tribe of Uganda
This 1923 study of the Lango people of north-central Uganda narrates the origins and history of the group, which had a form of government based on minor clan chiefs, rather than a king or superior chief, before the arrival of the British rule. Jack Herbert Driberg (1888–1946) was a British official in the service of the Uganda Protectorate in 1912–21 and lived and worked among the Lango, for whom he had both sympathy and admiration. He describes the ethnology of the Lango nation; their environment, including the fauna ...
The Buganda Agreement, 1955
By the late 19th century, Buganda was a powerful East African kingdom, running along the northwest shore of Lake Victoria, in present-day south-central Uganda.  The Buganda Agreement of 1900, which gave Buganda a large degree of internal autonomy within the British-ruled Uganda Protectorate, was modified by this 1955 treaty. The Buganda Agreement, 1955 was made on October 18 of that year, between Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Uganda Protectorate, on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and ...
Entebbe, Uganda, Africa
This 1911 map shows Entebbe, the seat of government of the Protectorate of Uganda prior to independence in 1962. It is based on surveys by the Uganda Topographical Survey of 1909–10 and the Uganda Survey Department of 1907–8, completed by the Geographical Section of the General Staff, and printed at the War Office in London. Depicted are the counties, kingdoms, water springs, and major towns within and around Entebbe, along with telegraph lines and stations, railways, post offices, and Protestant and Catholic mission stations. Five categories of roads ...