The Geographical Journal Volume 7

The Geographical Journal Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...the Nyasa " trough," 8TBEAM AT FOBT LTSTEB, Mt.A.v.u: . together with the Shire valley; the other, the high level, being actually the general altitude of this part of Africa. Immediately on leaving the Shire valley, or Lake Nyasa, one mounts to an altitude of from 3000 to 5000 feet (or more in some parts). The climate of the high levels is almost a European one, in which, for a great part of the year, the same clothes can be worn as would be used during an English summer. Nyasa and the Shire form, in fact, a rent through high lands. As soon as the low strip of country near the shores of the lake is crossed, steep wooded hills are climbed, until, at about 4000 feet, more open country is reached, with wooded gullies and large stretches of grass-covered " feldt." Streams of clear cold water run down every little valley, and cool breezes always blow. Much of this high country is admirably suited for settlement by Europeans--for " permanent colonization," in fact, if only there could be found some preventative of the various forms of malaria. As I have already stated, these complaints prohibit permanent residence in the country as far as we are yet able to judge; but except on this question of health, there is nothing to prevent permanent European colonization. The climate is pleasant, and necessaries of life are plentiful and cheap. It is a country which, except for fever, would thoroughly suit South African Boers or people with iimilar tastes. la the high parts of I'..('. A. cattle and horses thrive, and there is no tsetse fly. Our trade is, of course, at present a small one, but it is steadily increasing. The natives are developing new wants, and if trade were to go from them they would find it very hard to get back to their old condition. more

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  • English
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