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African–German encounters
Eva Bischoff

that transgressed the boundary and stung her, his body was violated in turn. He received one slap to the face for each mosquito discovered. The punishment was executed in public, adding shame to injury. 51 If necessary, Gehrts's body was enveloped ‘from head to foot in blankets and tablecloths’ like that of ‘an Egyptian mummy’. 52 German colonial officers gave up their personal quarters or houses to ensure that the White Woman was accommodated in an enclosed space that

in Savage worlds
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Colonial subjects and the appeal for imperial justice
Charles V. Reed

one occasion, Tawhiao fled an ensuing mob and protested on a couch in the tailor’s shop, the crowd’s ‘noses against the windowpanes’. 31 The delegation took in the sights: the British Museum (according to press accounts, Tawhiao fled in fear of the Egyptian mummies after fifteen minutes), St Paul’s, the Strangers’ Gallery of the Commons (the press reported that one member of the delegation nodded

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
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The Albany Museum, Grahamstown
John M. MacKenzie

. Roman and Greek antiquities were purchased, said to be of great interest to numerous school pupils in Grahamstown: thus the museum had to cater to its educational base in schools where a classical education was still at a premium. More Roman and Chinese materials were added later and the museum acquired an Egyptian mummy in 1908. 37 However, the relationship between museum and university, which seemed to

in Museums and empire
John McAleer

’s interest in the educational possibilities of exhibitions, as well as their curiosity in all things unusual. Significantly, this was a taste that permeated across the country; it was manifest in the provinces as well as in the imperial metropolis of London. 23 Historians are increasingly aware of the ‘regionally inflected character’ of Victorian science and its adjunct: the museum. 24 In September 1821, for example, the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society received a case from a Mr Douglas containing an Egyptian

in Curating empire
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The origins of colonial museums
John M. MacKenzie

, his reputedly popular museum survived until 1899. It apparently contained specimens of natural history, cultural and archaeological materials, and even Egyptian mummies. Official encouragement was, however, given to early scientific endeavour. Lieutenant Governor Simcoe, who was a correspondent of Sir Joseph Banks and had an interest in systematic agriculture, was the patron of an early scientific

in Museums and empire
The Canterbury Museum, Christchurch
John M. MacKenzie

, illustrated by his acquisition of two Egyptian mummies, one from an English collector and another through contacts in Egypt. 61 This was his last hurrah, for he died three weeks after his return to New Zealand with his new acquisitions largely uncatalogued. The Canterbury Museum clearly owed a great deal to Haast’s energies, his international contacts, his wheeling and dealing in exchanges, and his vigorous

in Museums and empire
Helen Cowie

early years and still catalogued only in French. 70 Both men mentioned an Egyptian mummy (Burmeister in fact mentioned three) as featuring in the collection, a curiosity that was neither natural nor Argentine in its origin. 71 The presence of these items suggests that South American museum curators sometimes found it hard to confine themselves to the products of their own

in Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750–1850
Shurlee Swain
Margot Hillel

’s bounties’. 119 Alongside the Chinese lived other non-Europeans like the ‘swarthy Syrian hawker’, his baby a ‘brown atom of humanity’ resembling an ‘Egyptian mummy’, ‘Indians, negroes, half-castes, [and] half-breeds’. 120 However, dismissing the task of ‘purifying the morals’ of such ‘visitors … [as] a Herculean one’, child rescuers focused on ‘the white heathen, those of

in Child, nation, race and empire