Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

A German farm in South-West Africa

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Series:

Der praktische Schulmann

Timeframe:

Langes 19. Jahrhundert

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Planck, W.

Publisher:

Der praktische Schulmann, Keller und Nehmann, Stuttgart

Year of publication:

1940

Themes:

European history   

The picture shows a farm in South-West Africa during the period of German colonization. From 1885 to 1915 the territory of South-Western-Africa, which is Namibia today, was a German colony. On the wall cahrt you can see an African shepherd leading his sheep to the farm of the colonial ruler. On the left side of the picture you can see the hats of the natives, some women and children. The picture shows that many Germans who settled in Namibia dedicated themselves to livestock farming.