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necessary. The proposal coincided with the linking of coaling stations to imperial defence. In the late 1860s John Colomb, a naval officer, argued that the navy could not protect its bases and commerce in peacetime and fight enemy navies in war. 62 In 1874 the First Naval Lord, Admiral Alexander Milne, took the thrust of this argument and asked the War Office to aid in defending coaling stations. 63 Colonel

in British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878–1915
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-appointed hotels, Government House, the cathedral, and a spaciously laid out railway station with a platform wide enough to parade six regiments. Mother would probably have been comforted to know that her son ate a good English breakfast at Entebbe and did so in appropriate company. The young man knew enough to tell her that the English people among whom he sat were smartly attired. Standards

in Cultures and caricatures of British imperial aviation
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Looking to pastures new

per cent) ‘are satisfied with the police’ (Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute 2017 : 1). Broadchurch station This apparent disparity between the working practices of managers and frontline officers in light of austerity is addressed by Broadchurch ’s and Happy Valley ’s station scenes. Both constabularies are small-scale operations with

in You’re nicked
Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

have kings meet him at railway-stations on his return from some ghastly Nowhere, where he intended to accomplish great things”’ (p. 67). But there is also a limit to the usefulness of tracing the progenitors of literary characters. While Ian Watt sensibly detects the presence of Leopold and Stanley behind Kurtz, his brief mention of possible models for Kurtz, for example, includes a paragraph on Emin

in Travellers in Africa
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so for only a short period of time, whether they consisted of missionaries moving from one station to another during the course of their service in India, and even moving backwards and forwards from Europe, or scholars who changed their posts after arrival. These activities may reflect a normal mobilities paradigm, involving people, ideas and goods, which social scientists have recognised as

in The Germans in India
John Jennison and the Belle Vue Zoological Gardens

. Jennison brought out an advertisement for the Zoological Gardens at Belle Vue, thanking the public for their liberal support, and detailing additional attractions. Notably, a quadrille band, conducted by the Cambrian family, which had proved very successful at Higher Broughton, was available every day during Whitsun week.27 More significantly Jennison laid emphasis on the importance of transport to the zoo: excursions were laid on for large parties by railway for 3d. The Longsight railway station, which had initially disappointed Jennison by being located too far from

in Culture in Manchester
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The environment, medicine, business and radicals

transformation of arable agriculture in the eastern counties and central belt of Scotland were seen as part of a redemptive process that fed into the mix of enlightened and evangelical ideas that were the intellectual inheritance of missionaries and others in the early nineteenth century. (It also helped to decant population into the towns and overseas.) The mission station would act both as a source of religious revival and

in The Scots in South Africa
Time and the Sabbath beyond the Cape frontiers

were imported to Victoria swiftly and boldly in the wake of a rapidly advancing settler-colonial frontier. There, the colonisation of Aboriginal temporalities was contained within the milieu of mission stations and the reserves – institutions which were swiftly surrounded and physically restricted by white settlement. In the Cape, however, during the first half of the nineteenth century (the period

in The colonisation of time

Reay 4 and Lord Northbrook, 5 and others. He wrote to the Earl of Zetland at the viceregal lodge in Dublin asking for an order in Council which would enable the building of a light railway from Lansdowne’s property in Kenmare to the station at Headfort. 6 If the question of Ireland was so much to the fore in Lansdowne’s mind, it is hardly likely to feature less in the

in Servants of the empire

the circumstances of this case. I think it is a well recognized fact that the balance of a woman’s mind may be disturbed at such a time and in those circumstances.’26 The first step in an investigation of an infant death was the finding of the body. An inquest and a forensic examination would then determine whether the death was the result of a criminal act. For example, an inquest on a baby left abandoned at Northfield railway station in 1941 determined the child had died of pneumonia and therefore returned a verdict of natural causes.27 A medical examination of

in Murder Capital