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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Internal colonial boundary problems of the Gold Coast, 1874-1906
Author:Bening, R.B.ISNI
Year:1981
Periodical:Journal of African Studies (UCLA)
Volume:8
Issue:1
Pages:2-15
Language:English
Geographic terms:Ghana
Great Britain
Subjects:colonialism
boundaries
Abstract:By 1902 the British bad evolved a tripartite administration of their territories in the Gold Coast. These comprised the Gold Coast Colony, the colony of Ashanti and the protectorate of the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast. The three units were contiguous but district polities with different administrative and legal systems. The chief commisioners of the northern dependencies were, however, responsible to the governor of the Gold Coast Colony. This article discusses the problems of defining internal colonial boundaries acceptable to the local people who were initially often not consulted before the delimitation. Attention is also focused on the intricacies of applying functions at the internal territorial limits. Sections: Introductory - The Gold Coast Colony-Ashanti boundary, 1874-1899 - The Gold Coast Colony-Ashanti boundary 1900-1906 - The Ashanti-Northem Territories boundary 1896-1906 - Some fiscal and administrative problems, 1905-1906 - Conclusion. Fig., notes.
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