Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 22, 2011)
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Written by means of Rosanna ('Rose') Blennerhassett (c.1844-1907), the daughter of baronet Sir Arthur Blennerhassett, this paintings of 1893 recounts the adventures of 2 Anglican nurses who labored in Umtali (now Mutare in northern Zimbabwe). In 1890 Blennerhassett sailed to Johannesburg to nurse sufferers of a typhoid outbreak, assembly Lucy Sleeman on board. on the finish in their interval of carrier, the pair opted to move north into Mashonaland instead of returning to England. They undertook a two-week trip of a hundred ninety miles strolling within the bush from the Pungwe river to Umtali, the place they demonstrated the 1st health center, in a chain of beehive-shaped dust huts. The pair remained there for 2 years, frequently operating and not using a health care provider. The booklet recounts each element in their day-by-day adventures, from baking brownies and developing coffins out of whisky situations to strange encounters with witch hunters, a man-eating lion, and Cecil Rhodes.