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Notes on the Geography of Malawi: Blantyre: Photo 6

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The boma or government quarter was less than a mile away. It was very modest, with everything one-story, red-brick, and with metal roofs painted red to suggest tile. The color scheme has changed, but little else. This building housed a court and vice-consul's office. The consul himself stayed 40 miles away in Zomba. This was a matter of no little irritation to the Blantyre community, which thought that putting the capital of the protectorate so far away from the commercial center was a ridiculous whim of officials who wanted a spot of scenery.

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