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The Life of David Livingstone & Mary Moffat

October 15, 2013 2:53 pm

With the 200th anniversary of his birth, David Livingstone and his remarkable wife Mary Moffat were the subject for this year’s Caledonian Lecture , given in the presence of His Excellency Bernard Sande, High Commissioner of Malawi.

Livingstone scholar Professor John Mackenzie treated Members and guests to a detailed insight  in to Livingstone’s remarkable life and the legacy that still influences the lives of many in Central and Southern Africa. His lecture also aptly illustrated the complexities  of Livingstone the man.

The second part of the lecture was devoted to his wife Mary Moffat, the unsunghero, was brought to life by Julie Davidson author of  Looking for Mrs Livingstone. 

The Club is also grateful to the National Trust for Scotland and the Royal Geographical Society for their kind assistance in sourcing material for what was an exceptional.
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1 Comment

  • Margaret Kopke

    Interested to read of this lecture.
    Can someone help me to contact Julie Davidson in connection with Edna Jane Brown’s (my grandmother) riempie chair made of wild olive wood at Kuruman, purportedly from the tree under which David Livingstone proposed to Mary Moffat ? She might be able to help us authenticate this legend and tell us what to do with this chair.

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