King, H.J.
Introduction
Harold J. King
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Cinefilms
2. Newspaper Cuttings
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: King, H.J.
Dates of creation: 1948-1955
Extent: 5 cinefilms
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Sudan Archive
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Harold J. King

(1912- )

1946-1955 Sudan Government Railways
1946-1947 District Traffic Manager, Wad Medani
1947 District Traffic Manager, Khartoum
1948 District Traffic Manager, Atbara
1948-1951 Assistant Operations Superintendent, Atbara
1952-1953 Assistant Commercial Superintendent, Atbara
1954-1955 Commercial Superintendent, Atbara


Arrangement

1. Cinefilms
2. Newspaper Cuttings
3. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Cinefilms
SAD.881/1
1948 Nov 14 - 28
Journey from Nairobi to Kosti by rail, road and steamer.
By rail from Nairobi to Namasagali Pier on the Victoria Nile and Lake Kioga; by steamer to Masindi Port; by road to Butiaba on Lake Albert; by SS Coryndon to Pakwach on the Albert Nile; by SS Lugard to Nimule (2,068 feet above sea level); by road from Nimule to Juba (1,488 feet above sea level); by SGR steamer Rejaf to Kosti. 884 miles, 7 days sailing
H.J.K standing by Nairobi road sign; street scenes in Nairobi; station; by rail to Namasagali Pier; scenes from train; people waiting by the side of the track; village with thatched tukls ; man playing drum; three women, one carrying a load on her head; arrival at Budumba station; on Nile steamer to Masindi Port; Mrs. King wearing sun hat; man and woman in traditional dress walking by garden, British flag flying; young African soldiers on deck of steamer; view of river craft; pulling barge; Mrs. King in deckchair and walking on deck; unloading cargo from steamer; passengers disembarking; cargo on quayside;local men and women, women wearing bunches of leaves front and back; view of quayside as steamer moves away; man in canoe; unloading sacks of grain; Mrs. King examining weapons; men in canoes; Mrs. King asleep in deckchair; view of steamer from bank; SGR steamer Rejaf ; men in canoes; carrying wood on to steamer at wood station; loading goat on to steamer scenes
For viewing see Video 20
(8mm, b&w and colour, ca. 9 minutes)
Index terms
Cinefilms
SAD.881/2
[ca.1948-1955]
House No. 12, Atbara
Chiefly views of the house and garden and of the river from the garden, including at sunset; feluccas ; boys doing exercises on the riverbank; Mrs. King with flowers; fisherman casting net; men in rowing boat; Mrs. King with child; flooding in garden; raft on river; waves and high winds on the river; fishermen drawing in nets; group of friends in garden; boys swimming; sailing dinghy; donkey in garden; boys with young crocodile; passengers disembarking from ferry boat; car; crowded street; men and boys accompanying military band and soldiers marching; H.J.K. with servant; H.J.K. riding bicycle scenes
For viewing see Video 20
(8mm, colour, 21½ minutes)
Index terms
Cinefilms
SAD.881/3
[ca. 1948-1955]
Scenes in and around Atbara
Atbara station; signal box; rolling stock and engines; interior of signal box; Sudanese man using telephone; changing signals; rolling stock; coupling carriages; turning carriage on turntable; crowd of men at station and climbing on engine; Post Office; man on donkey passing car; men on bicycles; train passing signals; Church of Philip the Deacon; clergyman entering church; playing field; men's hockey game; swimming bath; cricket match; tennis match; crowd of spectators; prize giving; Atbara Horticultural Show, 1950; military band; Damer prison produce; tennis match; garden; farewell to British couple on train; military band; sports; clergyman; Mrs. King; presentation of prizes; train arriving at station with Governor-General Howe; on the banks of the Nile; sailing boats; garden; bridge, possibly the railway bridge over the River Atbara; men washing in river; train crossing bridge; saqiyah ; irrigation channel; sluice gate; garden; ferry boat carrying lorry across river; felucca scenes
For viewing see Video 20
(8mm, b&w and colour, 26½ minutes)
Index terms
Cinefilms
SAD.881/4
1948-1955
Sudan railway scenes
Two servants; steam engine and carriages; El Obeid station; two camels at rest; women selling vegetables; Sudanese man carrying water in cans; filling engine with water; H.J.K. in front carriage; servant washing clothes; woman carrying firewood; tukls ; Mrs. King in front of tukls ; women sifting grain; gum arabic; group of young girls; herd of cattle; British men and women walking by river; sluice gate; lizard; El Ein station; young boy with calves; Er Rahad station; family on donkeys; view of terrain from train; Semeih; men in felucca ; women sifting grain; train crossing bridge (probably the White Nile bridge at Kosti); Singa station; large tent; men climbing on to open carriages; hand propelled rail trolley; Sennar Dam; family group collecting water in river; washing clothes in river; camels; goats in river; views of countryside from train; Qala `en Nahl station; village; anthill; Matna station; Wad el Huri station; filling water skins; Gedaref station; Mrs. King; sunset; Obo station; travelling along track in Red Sea Hills; Kamob Sanha station; mosque; Summit station; rest house; H.J.K. and Mrs. King at Summit or Erkowit?; euphorbia trees; camel carrying fodder; approaching Suakin by boat; harbour; cleaning fish at water's edge; signal box; Khartoum Central Station; Kitchener Memorial School of Medicine; mosque; Khartoum streets; zoo; Khartoum Cathedral; Gordon statue; Legal Department; Mrs. King at Grand Hotel?; Wad Medani; flood damage near Abidiya, Aug 1950; washouts on track; gang of workers repairing line; workmen cooking meal on fire; earth mover; long cargo train; Port Sudan harbour; underwater views - coral and fish; Mrs. King and friend by waterside; shaduf ; river scenes; SRS Lotus scenes
For viewing see Video 20
(8mm, colour, 33½ minutes)
Index terms
Cinefilms
SAD.881/5
1950-1955
Journey from Atbara to Shellal by train and SGR steamer; palm trees; SRS Thebes ; felucca ; river scenes; Abu Simbel; men in rowing boat; felucca; village on river bank; Philae; Shellal; Aswan Dam; cataracts; Mrs. King on hotel balcony; Aswan street scenes
For viewing see Video 20
(8mm, colour, 5½ minutes)
Index terms
Cinefilms
SAD.Video 20
Time-coded VHS video copy of films above
2. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.880/14/1-2
1952 Nov 8
Extract from The Illustrated London News showing the development of the Sudan Railway, chiefly scenes in and around Atbara
Printed material
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Atbara Daily Bulletin
Nigumi, M.A., A great trusteeship, 1958
Sudan Government Railways, Working time table of trains and steamers from November 1 1951