Forster, E.
Mrs Elaine Forster

1. Trek Diaries
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Forster, E.
Dates of creation:
Extent: 1 file
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Mrs Elaine Forster

(1917 - )

1945 Married to Frederick Michael Macleod Forster, Sudan Political Service 1939 - 1955, as follows:
1939-1940 A.D.C. Khartoum
1940-1945 Governor- General's temporary commission as Bimbashi, S.D.F. (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya)
1945-1948 A.D.C./D.C. Raga, Equatoria
1948 D.C. Raga, Bahr al- Ghazal
1948-1951 D.C. Port Sudan, Kassala
1951-1954 Private Secretary to Governor-General
1954-1955 Deputy Governor Kassala
1955 Retired


1. Trek diaries

1. Trek Diaries
1946 Sep 25
Diary of a journey by lorry from Wau to Aweil to hold an enquiry into a case of murder. Numerous delays due to heavy rain and the resulting condition of the road
1946 Oct 10- 29
Diary of a journey by lorry from Wau to Deim Zubayr, stopping at Khor Gunna resthouse. Inspection of R.C. Mission school there. Later stops at Khar Gamus and Kura resthouses
1946 Dec 6- 13
Account of a walking trek along the Biri river with Mr and Mrs J.N. Jewitt to report on the suitability of the area as a site for the resettlement of the Kreich tribes. Witnessed eclipse of the moon at Kuru. Walking commenced at Deim Zubayr and continued along the left bank of the Biri
Account of Christmas in Raga including a trek at dawn to view game. Encounter with a ‘honeyguide' bird