The llunatic project
The beast, he said, would bring a kind of foreigner never seen before, one with strange red hair who would one day rule their land. Although Kimnyole could not have known the details, the prophecy he made was clear on one thing—hardship for his people.
The tribes who lived in this region resisted the construction of the railway. Emboldened by their victories against neighboring tribes, the Nandi people went to war against the whites with predictable results. By the time the Nandi gave up arms thousands of them were dead. The railway began at a time when European powers were madly scrambling for a piece of Africa. It was the end of the 19th century, and many European colonists had established small trading posts along the coast, but only a few had ventured into the hostile interior.
The British were present mainly in Egypt, South Africa and East Africa—a vast region on the east coast which would later break into as many as twenty nations. The French occupied West Africa, and from there they were slowly pushing into the African interior, with the eventual goal of creating an empire spanning east to west. The British sought to block the advances of the French colonists by building a railway connecting the port of Mombasa to the east coast of Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile, eventually controlling the Nile itself.
The river, which cut through the continent from south to north, would effectively prevent any competing nation from establishing an east-west empire. Besides, controlling the Nile had a big commercial advantage. In DecemberGeorge Whitehouse, the British engineer tasked to build the Kenya-Uganda Railway, sailed into Mombasa harbor with only a sketch of the route the railway was supposed to take.
The epic line would stretch for a thousand kilometers, and would be one of the biggest engineering project of the time undertaken by the British. Whitehouse discovered that not only the project would be extremely costly, the work would be physically grueling as well. Directly west of Mombasa lay a vast waterless region that most caravans avoided. Beyond, the railway would pass through km of savanna and scrub that teemed with lions and swarmed with mosquitoes.
Then came the volcanic highland region split by a km-wide Great Rift Valley that plunged 2, foot from the plains.
Construction of the railway began at Mombasa, inand the line progressed towards its terminus on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria. Over the next five years, huge amount of materials arrived at the harbor in Mombasa—, pieces of rails, 1. In addition, locomotives, tenders, brake vans, goods wagons, and passenger carriages had to be brought in.
Warehouses were constructed, accommodation for the workers built, repair shops and workshops opened. The sleepy coastal town of Mombasa was rapidly transformed into a modern port.
Nearly all the workers involved on the construction of the line came from British India. The prospect of regular salary, free food and free travel lured some 37, laborers and skilled artisans to sign up for the job. Within the first year, half the workforce was immobilized by malaria, dysentery, and other tropical diseases.
The heat crippled and dust storms gagged the workers. Conditions were so unforgiving that author M. One of the grisliest chapters in the construction of the railway occurred in during the building of a bridge across the Tsavo River. A pair of man-eating lions stalked the campsite, dragging away workers while they slept in their tents at night. The attack continued for ten months, during which more than a hundred victims, allegedly, were claimed. Hundreds of workers fled from Tsavo, and the construction came almost to a halt.
The lions were killed eventually after days of careful stalking and baiting. Some 2, workers died during the construction of the railway—four for each mile of track laid. About 6, decided to stay behind, creating the first community of Indians in Kenya.I would just like to drop a little note here about my Fyrtorn project.
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Lunatic Express: The Railway That Gave Birth to Kenya
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One Lunatic measuring at 3. I have a limited quantity of this fantastic burl. Multiple Entrances and Exits! The Exotics - Multiple Entrances and Exits! Multiple Entrances and Exits - please specify the desired type of wood. One Lunatic measuring at 6. Jun 5, - Jul 20, 45 days. Share this project Done.
Tweet Share Email. The Lunatic is a cubic maze adventure crafted in a variety of exotic woods that may just cause you to lose your mind! Marcus Allred. Last updated January 5, Share this project. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Queen Creek, AZ Puzzles. Support Select this reward. Difficulty level: Easy Less. Estimated delivery Aug On 28 December a notice was published, stating that a portion of the Invalid Establishment at Parramatta had been appointed a public asylum for the reception and custody of lunatics.
The Convict, Lunatic, and Invalid Establishment had replaced the Female Factory when it closed at the end ofleaving only invalid or insane inmates still resident. Personnel were appointed to staff the institution on 1 Apriland although separate personnel lists were published for the Convict, Lunatic, and Invalid Establishment, and for the Lunatic Asylum, Parramatta fromthe same senior administrative and medical staff were listed as appointed to identical positions in both institutions.
In personnel lists for a list for Lunatic Asylums, Parramatta appears but the Convict, Lunatic, and Invalid Establishment is no longer listed as a separate institution. From the outset, Parramatta Lunatic Asylum consisted of a free, and a criminally insane division, with separate registers kept for persons admitted into each. On 31 December Parramatta Lunatic Asylum contained free patients, 45 criminal patients confined under the provisions of the Criminal Lunacy Actand 36 convict patients accommodated within the free division, but as British convicts maintained at the charge of the Imperial Treasury.
Only female criminally insane patients were committed afterwith facilities for male forensic patients closed in June and all remaining male patients transferred to a new maximum security unit at Morisset Hospital. The Lunacy Act, made provision for the criminal, or dangerously insane to be confined to a gaol or public hospital, and also for committal to be ordered for the non-dangerous by means of request from a relative plus two independent medical certificates and agreement from a Supreme Court judge.
Conditions regarding the confinement of the criminally insane was amended by the Criminal Lunacy Act 24 Victoria No 19and Part 5 of the Lunacy Act Specific provision for voluntary admission was provided by the Lunacy Amendment Act Act No 39, In Dr Frederick Norton Manning described Parramatta Lunatic Asylum as unfit as a residence for those mentally afflicted, with it's "gloomy and ill-ventilated cells and their iron-barred doors.
In June a new hospital building was completed, and the old central Female Factory building, described as an "unsightly and ruinous pile" was demolished. Overcrowding remained a persistent problem, in patient numbers exceeded accommodation by By the s, as the emphasis changed from in-patient care to expansion of community based services and the development of psychiatric units in general hospitals, the in-patient population diminished.
In the name of the hospital was changed to Cumberland Hospital, and by the Institute of Psychiatry had relocated to the Cumberland Hospital campus, commencing educational programs in the local region in association with the Western Sydney Area Mental Health Service.
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Ex: myspace. Facebook Twitter Email. Full Name?The Lunatic Project. December 26, If you had been around the Mangal Bazar area on the 22 nd of December in the evening, it would have been hard to miss the crowd and the looming moon that they were gathering. The moon that day looked extra big, and near enough to touch and it was no coincidence.
People were overjoyed at the sight of this extravagant beauty and the radiance that it was causing in Mangal bazar. Granted it was not the real moon, but it was no block of cheese that we had assumed in our childhood either.
Milan Rai, you deserve praise for this outstanding installation. We should not be individualistic and self-centered, we look at the same moon. We should come forward to preserve things that are common to us and understand its value. Mangal bazar is a great place to hang out any other day, but on the 22 nd of December, the ambience was something else. There was live music, people chattering, coming up to take pictures with the moon, balloons being sold, tea being drunk, people coming together.
In a way, Milan Rai, I think you showed people what this project meant to, they had something in common, they were looking at your art. Thank you for this wonderful effort.
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