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The Nyassaland Region

    Naturevolume 43pages4546 (1890) | Download Citation



    ON Tuesday evening, at the opening meeting of the new session of the Royal Geographical Society, Mr. H. H. Johnston read a paper on his recent visit to the region lying between Lakes Nyassa and Tanganyika. While Mr. Johnston dealt largely with matters bearing on British interests and the industrial development of the region, he was also able to make additions to our knowledge of its geography. Mr. Johnston, in H.M.S. Stork, sailed up the Chindé mouth of the Zambesi, and for some distance up the Shiré River, where he was transferred to the Lakes Company's steamer James Stevenson. He visited the well-known station at Blantyre, then sailed up the lake to Karonga, the British station on the north-west shore of the lake. After bringing the hostile Arabs to terms, Mr. Johnston went on across the plateau to the south end of Lake Tanganyika, visiting, by the way, Lake Hikwa or Rukwa, first seen by Mr. Joseph Thomson on his first expedition into Africa. Of the navigation of the Zambesi, Mr. Johnston said:—

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