SU9455 : Stanley's grave

taken 12 years ago, near to Pirbright, Surrey, Great Britain

Stanley's grave
Stanley's grave
Pirbright is dominated by two men and one organisation. This is the grave of one of the men. Sir Henry Morton Stanley is remembered for his immortal words "Dr Livingstone, I presume", with which he concluded his African expedition to rescue the Scottish missionary and explorer in 1871. (Livingstone had set out five years earlier to trace the source of the Nile and Stanley was sent by the New York Herald to find him.) A journalist and explorer by profession, Stanley is closely associated with the Congo Free State (later Zaire and now the Democratic Republic of Congo*), which he helped to secure for Belgium. The granite monolith that serves as his gravestone bears his African nickname Bula Matari, "the breaker of rocks". (*Thanks to Richard Webb for putting me right on this.)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 September, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 942 559 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.6662N 0:38.9618W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 942 559
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