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Title:Violet Bourdillon: Colonial Governor's Wife
Author:Pearce, Robert D.
Year:1983
Periodical:African affairs: the journal of the Royal African Society
Volume:82
Issue:327
Period:April
Pages:267-278
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Uganda
Subjects:colonial administrators
women
Women's Issues
colonialism
History and Exploration
About person:Violet Bourdillon (British)(1886-1979)
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/721407
Abstract:Historians have failed to devote sufficient attention to the role of women of all categories in the Empire. The work that has been done points uniformly to the negative side. This article concentrates on an exception: Violet Bourdillon, a woman described in 1935 as the perfect Governor's wife'. She was married to Bernard Henry Bourdilion and accompanied him to India, Iraq, Ceylon, Uganda and Nigeria. This article is mostly devoted to the period spent in Nigeria. Notes.
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