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    Default Historical aerial photographs

    I've come across some aerial photographs of Malawi circa 1967, in particular Lilongwe which I think was being built about that time.

    There are a lot of them. I've been told to bin them and I refused.

    Any historians/heritage boffs who can use these to good purpose?
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    The Society of Malawi or the survey /map shop might like them. You would need to post them to Malawi. What size are they?

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    Have you contacted the Lilongwe museum?
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    Default Re: Historical aerial photographs

    I used to live in Lilongwe for five years and I never heard of that museum. Could you please provide more information?

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    They are about 240x220mm and the scale is 1:4000
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    Quote Originally Posted by iansto View Post
    I used to live in Lilongwe for five years and I never heard of that museum. Could you please provide more information?
    Yup, as far as I know, there have been plans for years to build a museum in Lilongwe, but nothing has come of them. The museums that I know of in Malawi are the natural and cultural history Chichiri Museum in Blantyre, the Lake Malawi Museum in Mangochi, and the Mzuzu Museum. Possibly one in Karonga as well? Chichiri may be an option for the photographs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AncientGeek View Post
    They are about 240x220mm and the scale is 1:4000
    Those were most probably used for aerial surveying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    Yup, as far as I know, there have been plans for years to build a museum in Lilongwe, but nothing has come of them. The museums that I know of in Malawi are the natural and cultural history Chichiri Museum in Blantyre, the Lake Malawi Museum in Mangochi, and the Mzuzu Museum. Possibly one in Karonga as well? Chichiri may be an option for the photographs.
    The one in Karonga has now been open a few years, it has a model of of the Malawisaurus, whose skeleton was found in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AncientGeek View Post
    They are about 240x220mm and the scale is 1:4000
    Do you think they could be posted? And at what cost? You would probably need refunding...it coulb be expensive. Anyway, if you wanted to post them I could find an address for the Society of Malawi for you, at Mandala house in Blantyre. They love that sort of stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashtego9 View Post
    Do you think they could be posted? And at what cost? You would probably need refunding...it coulb be expensive. Anyway, if you wanted to post them I could find an address for the Society of Malawi for you, at Mandala house in Blantyre. They love that sort of stuff!
    PM me the address and I'll see what I can do.
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    Hi, the postal address is at the bottom of their webpage, below.

    https://societyofmalawi.org

    There's a phone number as well, in case you want to make arrangements with them. They are a great non-profit organisation that does a lot of interesting work into the history of Malawi.

    Cheers

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