Boardman, F. R.
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F. R. Boardman
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1. Photographic Material
2. Printed Material
Reference code: GB-0033- SAD
Title: Boardman, F. R.
Dates of creation: 1900-1904
Extent: 1 album
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: F. R. Boardman
Language: English

F. R. Boardman

(fl. 1900-1904)

1900-1904Colour Sergeant Boardman served with the Egyptian Army in the Bahr al-Ghazal during a patrol against the Azande (the Nyam Nyam patrol), where for part of the time he was in charge of water tansport on the River Jur.


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1. Photographic Material
2. Printed Material

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Presented by Dr Douglas Johnson, 2006

Catalogue
1. Photographic Material
SAD.A98/1-245
1900 - 1904
Photograph album of Colour Sergeant F. R. Boardman [F.R.B.], covering an expedition to establish a protectorate over the Azande (Nyam Nyam) tribe in the Bahr al-Ghazal. The photographs detail the activities of the patrol, including constructing bridges, timber and sudd cutting, river transport, hunting, the fort at Tonj, and Rumbek and Wau:
SAD.A98/1
F.R.B. seated in a chair
SAD.A98/2
Captain A.B. Bethell of the Maxim Battery (OC Artillery Western Column)
SAD.A98/3
Group of Azande, with spears
SAD.A98/4
Lt Samuel Effendi, M.C.
SAD.A98/5
F.R.B.
SAD.A98/6
F.R.B.'s servants and kit ready to set off on the expedition
SAD.A98/7
A group of Azande who accompanied F.R.B. to “Mangis”
SAD.A98/8
F.R.B. with camp in the background
SAD.A98/9
Porters and transport mules crossing a river carrying supplies
SAD.A98/10
A group of porters on the march
SAD.A98/11
Mule transport leaving camp
SAD.A98/12
Donkey transport on the march
SAD.A98/13
Expedition encountering a difficult road
SAD.A98/14
F.R.B. raising his hat next to hut
SAD.A98/15
Captain P.R. Wood with Maxim Battery and gun
SAD.A98/16
Medical Corps standing in formation at Shambe
SAD.A98/17
Contingent of porters passing baggage over a cataract
SAD.A98/18
Medical Corps standing in front of Shambe hospital
SAD.A98/19
Group of soldiers firing a Maxim gun
SAD.A98/20
Groups of horses held in a natural zariba in the aftermath of a battle against Sultan Rikta (son of Sultan Yambio)
SAD.A98/21-22
Rocky hills forming a natural fortress
SAD.A98/23
General view of the camp after the attack by Sultan Rikta
SAD.A98/24
The battle scene showing the trench where the expedition was attacked by the Azande
SAD.A98/25
Another view of the zariba
SAD.A98/26
Furnace for smelting ironstone
SAD.A98/27
A group of Azande beating corn from husks in Rikta's zariba
SAD.A98/28
An Azande village on fire
SAD.A38/29
Groups of rocks creating a natural fortress
SAD.A98/30
Sultan Rikta's village being destroyed by fire
SAD.A98/31
The hill from which Sultan Rikta observed the battle and where his flags were captured
SAD.A98/32
Expedition group marching again the following day after the night attack by Sultan Rikta and his tribe
SAD.A98/33
The captured flag being brought to Tonj
SAD.A98/34
Expedition halted at midday in order to rest the wounded
SAD.A98/35
Expedition moving once again after the midday break
SAD.A98/36
A spy from the Azande tribe being held as a prisoner
SAD.A98/37
Azande prisoners being made to act as porters by carrying supplies
SAD.A98/38
Bamboo forest en route
SAD.A98/39,41
Porters carrying back the wounded
SAD.A98/40
A Jur woman
SAD.A98/42
Mules of the Maxim Battery with camp in the background
SAD.A98/43
Soldiers setting off on the march
SAD.A98/44-49
Construction of bridge over the River Tonj
SAD.A98/50-55
Construction of bridge over the River Pongo, made entirely with forked poles and without nails or ropes, including the placing of bridge supports and the roadway
SAD.A98/56-61
Construction of bridge over Khor Ghulwar, including clearing grass and laying earth on roadway
SAD.A98/62-67
Construction of bridge over the River Gell
SAD.A98/68-73
Crossing of rivers with donkey transport and supplies
SAD.A98/74-79
Unloading the mule transport at a rest house
SAD.A98/80-82
Bull transport drinking and grazing
SAD.A98/83
Mules crossing river
SAD.A98/84
Bulls loaded for transportation
SAD.A98/85
Bulls drinking at troughs
SAD.A98/86
Shaykh Morgau with a group of Jur men and women at Tonj
SAD.A98/87
Shaykh Nali (Jur) standing with gun in hand
SAD.A98/88-91
Porters on the march, at rest and crossing river
SAD.A98/92-97
Timber cutting
SAD.A98/98-104
Sudd cutting on the Jur River in order to allow the passage of the boats
SAD.A98/105
Barge being pulled through sudd, leaving clear passage behind
SAD.A98/106
Sudanese cook on board the barge
SAD.A98/107
F.R.B. on board the barge while in charge of water transport on the River Jur
SAD.A98/108
Clearing a route for animals to cross the swamps
SAD.A98/109
More sudd cutting
SAD.A98/110-111
Hauling boats through the sudd
SAD.A98/112
F.R.B. positioned by a 12 inch gun
SAD.A98/113-115
Hauling barges through the sudd
SAD.A98/116
Soldier looking out from a barge
SAD.A98/117-120
Porters loading steamer with wood and ivory
SAD.A98/121
Soldier leaning over a 12 inch gun on a river boat
SAD.A98/122
Deckhands cleaning deck
SAD.A98/123
Locally made boat floating down stream
SAD.A98/124
S.W. Metemmeh, a river gunboat
SAD.A98/125
Unloading boats at Wau
SAD.A98/126
Loading donkeys on to barge
SAD.A98/127
Boats trying to pass in the sudd
SAD.A98/128
Cleared passage through sudd on the River Jur
SAD.A98/129
Felucca on open water, past the sudd
SAD.A98/130
Felucca moored at Meshra er Req
SAD.A98/131
Two Dinka men in dugout canoe
SAD.A98/132-33
Felucca nearing Wau
SAD.A98/134
Landscape in the Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.A98/135
Jur River through the sudd
SAD.A98/136
A wood station on Jur River
SAD.A98/137-140
Jur River including a cataract near Wau
SAD.A98/141-142
Jur River with flocks of pelicans in the background
SAD.A98/143,145
Jur River
SAD.A98/144
River Meridi
SAD.A98/146
Man operating the ship's wheel
SAD.A98/147-148
Jur River scenes
SAD.A98/149
A man setting up a tent on Godelpus Island
SAD.A98/150
Dinka men in dugout canoe
SAD.A98/151
Shoebill stork, Balaeniceps rex on the Jur River
SAD.A98/152-169
Big game shooting in the Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.A98/152-53
Hippopotamus being pulled to shore
SAD.A98/154
F.R.B. with tukl in the background
SAD.A98/155
A group of men rolling a hippopotamus
SAD.A98/156
A group of men standing on top of a “good size” elephant (tusks 125 lbs)
SAD.A98/157
Hippopotamus lying in water
SAD.A98/158,160-1
Two men standing next to dead water buck
SAD.A98/159
Two men cutting up a dead Jackson's hartebeest
SAD.A98/162
A dead Jackson's hartebeest
SAD.A98/163
A dead antelope
SAD.A98/164-167
Group of men including F.R.B. standing next to dead Tiang antelope
SAD.A98/168
Porter carrying a dead Reed Buck
SAD.A98/169
A dead animal, possibly a Tiang antelope
SAD.A98/170
Grey monkey named “Geraad”
SAD.A98/171-172
Chimpanzee
SAD.A98/173
Man carrying a bag with a dead Brent goose
SAD.A98/174
A striped bush buck lying dead
SAD.A98/175
Gorilla named “Tiggle”
SAD.A98/176
Two men holding the head of a Roan antelope
SAD.A98/177
Leopard cubs at play
SAD.A98/178
A man standing over a dead Roan antelope
SAD.A98/179-181
Young leopards
SAD.A98/182-184
White-eared cob
SAD.A98/185-187
Three horned giraffe
SAD.A98/188
Camp life, showing a makeshift kitchen
SAD.A98/189
A dead White-eared cob buck and hind, both killed by the same bullet
SAD.A98/190
Cattle kraal
SAD.A98/191
Ostriches
SAD.A98/192
Cattle kraal after raid
SAD.A98/193
Laburnum trees in forest
SAD.A98/194,198
Cutting a path through dense forest
SAD.A98/195
Forest scenery
SAD.A98/196
Camping in the forest for the night
SAD.A98/197
Daum palm
SAD.A98/199
A daum palm growing in a gamaza (fig) tree
SAD.A98/200
Central African soldiers at aiming drill
SAD.A98/201,205
Handing out corn to local people at Shambe
SAD.A98/202
Medal presentation ceremony
SAD.A98/203
Ceremony to present D.C.M.
SAD.A98/204
Central African soldiers learning the art of volley firing
SAD.A98/206
Group of Jur women dancing
SAD.A98/207,211
Atwot woman crushing corn
SAD.A98/208
Sudanese women thatching a house
SAD.A98/209
New-born Italian baby
SAD.A98/210
Italian lady at Wau
SAD.A98/212
Group of chiefs and British officers including Bimb. Saunders, Bimb. H.E. Haymes, Bimb. G.S. Nickerson, W.A. Boulnois Bey and Captain Fell
SAD.A98/213
George Effendi Murhig of the Egyptian Army Medical Corps
SAD.A98/214
Sudanese man with burn scars on stomach after being wounded in long grass fire
SAD.A98/215
Bimb. G.J. Ryan of the 15th Sudanese
SAD.A98/216
George Effendi Murhig of the Medical Corps
SAD.A98/217
Native chief prisoners including Shaykh Jok Dow and his son
SAD.A98/218
Sudanese clerk at work behind desk, Tonj
SAD.A98/219-223
Camp at Tonj including the fort, sentry guard and the officers' quarters
SAD.A98/224-229
Rumbek, including the officers' mess, native officers' quarters, soldiers' barracks and a leopard trap
SAD.A98/230
View of Fort Desaix
SAD.A98/231
Officers' quarters at Wau station
SAD.A98/232
Banana plantation, Wau
SAD.A98/233
General view of the camp at Wau
SAD.A98/234
A tame ostrich, Wau
SAD.A98/235
Shaykh Limbo outside his house near Wau
SAD.A98/236
Daum palm avenue at Taufikia near Fashoda
SAD.A98/237
10th Sudanese drummers
SAD.A98/238
Mudir's house, Taufikia, Fashoda District
SAD.A98/239
Sentry shelter at Shambe
SAD.A98/240
Officers' quarters at Taufikia
SAD.A98/241
Sudanese at the American Mission, Sobat River
SAD.A98/242
Tukls in the sudd
SAD.A98/243
Fort ‘Apiot' in Agar country
SAD.A98/244
Temple of Abu Simbel
SAD.A98/245
Fort Jok Dow in Agar country
2. Printed Material
SAD.212/22/1-7
1903 May
Copy of Appendix C from Sudan Intelligence Report No 106, comprising the diary of the patrol to Yambio by Colour-Sergeant Boardman, February to March 1903