Jessie Webb Travel Record “Cape Town to Cairo” 1922 by Margaret O’Callaghan


This monograph describes a journey undertaken from Cape Town to Cairo, from April to December in 1922 by Jessie Webb and her friend and fellow Melbourne University colleague Dr Georgina Sweet OBE, who was a parasitologist. Material has been transcribed from the handwritten diary and letters, and includes her photographs. An introduction, maps and references have been added by Margaret O’Callaghan 2013.

This is available online here.


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Mr Sibusiso Ndebele, the High Commissioner-designate for the Republic of South Africa to Australia, has already made contact with the academic community in Canberra. On his left is Alec Thornton from UNSW Canberra, the Vice-President of the African Studies Association of Australia and the Pacific. On his right is David Lucas from the ANU.

Mr Sibusiso gained two degrees from the University of South Africa while serving a 10-year sentence on Robben Island between 1977 and 1987. He has been a Member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress since 1991 and is currently the Chairperson of the African Renaissance Trust and Chancellor of the University of Zululand.

He is expected to present his credentials in the near future. Miss Chwane Mthethwa was appointed Acting High Commissioner on 16/12/14.