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Notes on the Geography of Malawi: Blantyre: Photo 14

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The view back down Victoria Avenue, with the Town Hall in the distance. The street got its name in the Jubilee year, 1897. It stayed unpaved until the boom years after 1945. Van der Post, coming about 1950, called the street "drab and insignificant" and said that he was "dumped by a road full of dust." The Victorian Buildings that lined the street even then were soon cleared away and replaced by modern ones, as happened through much of Southern Africa.

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