Some Old Ngoni Photos from Society of Malawi

Below are some photos that I have sourced from the Society of Malawi on the Ngoni people during the early period of the British occupation of Malawi. The captioning is from the Society and has largely been kept intact except in a few cases where I have added a few words for clarification. Copyright Society of Malawi, all rights reserved.

From Drop Box

Chikuse, the Angoni King of the Maseko Ngoni in Central Nyasaland(present day Malawi). Mentioned in Montague Keith’s ‘Far Interior’.’

From Some of the Earliest Pictures Of The Ngoni

Angoni Warriors at King George V’s Coronation celebrations, Zomba, Nyasaland (present day Malawi) 1911.’ From the Brown Estate.

From Some of the Earliest Pictures Of The Ngoni

Angoni man and child. Copied form a postcard by A.J. Storey

From Some of the Earliest Pictures Of The Ngoni

Postcard: ‘Angoni Natives.’ Reverse reads: ‘Issued by African Lakes Corporation, British Central Africa and 45 Renfield Street, Glasgow. Inland 1/2d, Foreign 1d.’ Apparently, if this was sent to a foreign address, there could not be any text written on the back, except the address.

From Some of the Earliest Pictures Of The Ngoni

C. 1896. Msukasuka, an Angoni Chief, with some of his wives and followers. Angoniland, British Central Africa. Copyright J. Gillespie Watson, Aberdeen

From Some of the Earliest Pictures Of The Ngoni

‘Angoni boys Dance of Death.’ Fort Johnston. W.H. Stansfield. WWI

From Some of the Earliest Pictures Of The Ngoni

‘Troop of Angoni Dancers who came to the Coronation festivities of King George V at Zomba, 1911. Descendents of the Zulu who raided Nyasalandnull 50 years ago.’ This photo came from the Brown Estate and was not captioned. Frank M.I. Johston in 1983 bought Arthur H. Walker’s album and this same photograph was in it, captioned as above.

From Drop Box

Coronation Day, King George V, 1911. Angoni Tribesmen resting after having given a Royal Salute (Zulu Style) in the presence of H.E. the Governor, Sir William Manning, on the Gymkhana Club grounds at Zomba. From the Estate of Henry Brown.

From Drop Box

Chief Zlangea, Commander-in-Chief of the Angoni forces. Probably during the war with the British.

From Drop Box

Group of Angoni Chiefs

From Drop Box

The halt at the frontier Village of Angoni-land

From Drop Box

Chief Kafisi, Angoni Tribe

From Drop Box

Angoni women

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  • Anonymous  On July 15, 2010 at 5:04 am

    These are nice photos. I have learnt that Sukasuka should be Msukasuka? That is very interesting piece of Ngonis

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