December 4, 1937. Namwala, N. Rhodesia: A general view of the little administrative post. This contains the district commissioner (then L. F. Leversedge and his wife and child), and a veterinary officer and his wife. There is also a Greek trader. The district commissioner's house is the one nearest to the camera and a group of natives, mostly prisoners, occupy the huts in the central portion of the community. The Kafue River is at the right and the airport (a narrow, soft, sandy, landing strip) is at the upper left. These people are rather isolated from civilisation. All told in this district there are only 15 white people and their nearest communication is by a poor track to the railroad about 100 miles away. Three months of the year this is impassable and they are shut off from the rest of the world except when native runners manage to wade and swim through the morass created by the rainy season. At this time the Kafue River rises some 20 to 25 feet and all but floods out the little knoll on which they are living. c. 3700 feet. 07:50.