"Dr, Livingstone I presume?"
Livingstone was an explorer and Scottish missionary.
was born in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire and studied medicine
and theology at Glasgow University. He later moved to London
and became a minister joining the London Missionary Society.
In 1840 he worked in Beuchanaland (now Botswana) but was
unable to reach South Africa because of the Boer war.
During his explorations in Africa between 1852-56 his mission
was, to open trade routes whilst gathering useful information
about the lagely unknown continent.
He was the first European to see the magnificent water falls
which he renamed the Victoria Falls after the monarch Queen
A statue of Livingstone is situated at Victoria Falls
with his motto inscribed on the base ' Christianity,
Commerce and Civilization"
expeditions included following the Zambezi River which
lasted from 1858 intil 1864, they found the Zambezi to
be unnavigable beyond the Cabora Bassa Rapids and the government
recalled the expedition. The press made a big deal of highlighting
Livingstone's failures, and he returned home breifly before
setting out again in March 1866 to find the highly debated
'Source of the Nile'
in Africa, Livingstone lost contact with the outside world
for six years. In 1871 Henry Morton Stanley was
sent as a publicity stunt by The New York Herald to find
him, eventually tracking him to Ujiji on the shores of
Lake Tanganyika and giving rise to the saying for which
he is best known.
Dr, Livingstone I presume?"
They both explored the north of Tanganyika (now Tanzania)
for a time until Stanley left the next year urging Livingstone
to return to Britian.
Refusing to give up until his mission was complete, he worked
on until he contacted malaria and a bowel obstruction which
caused internal bleeding in 1873 and he died in Chitambo,
Barotseland (now Zambia).
His loyal attendants carried his body over a thousand miles
and he was returned to Britian where he was for buried in