This collection includes films and photographs taken by William Graham Morrison. In particular he documents the building of a dam at Jekko Falls, which powered a hydro electric power station to fuel the tin industry in that area.
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William Graham Morrison, originally from Scotland, went to Nigeria in 1931 as a civil engineer with the Nigerian Electricity Supply Company. He was the surveyor for the Hydro Electric Power Stations Jekko I & II. During this time he married, and his daughter Elisabeth (who later married James Lang Brown, see 2001/291) was born in 1934. William Morrison then worked for ATMN (Amalgamated Tin Mines of Nigeria) and after the outbreak of WW2 travelled back to Dacca in September 1939, on an Elder Dempster ship sailing in a convoy. Elisabeth Lang Brown mentions the following as places where she lived or with which she was familiar - Bauchi Plateau, Jos, Vom and Bukuru.
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