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Artifact of Empire: The Tale of a Gun

Connah, Graham; Pearson, David


The historical archaeology of later colonialism in tropical Africa has had little attention. An example of its potential is provided by a 9-Pounder Naval gun preserved in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, nearly 600 mi. (900 km) from the nearest coast. Manufactured in 1870 in London, it is a rifled muzzle-loader made at a time when British gun-production briefly (and finally) reverted to muzzle-loading because of a lack of confidence in early breech mechanisms. When already obsolete, it seems to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Historical Archaeology


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