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Ostrich Feathers and the Hill Cousins

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Ostrich Feathers and the Hill Cousins The Prince of Wales’ Coat of Arms consists of three white ostrich feathers encircled by a gold coronet.  In the 18th century ostriches were heavily hunted for their feathers, used as adornments for hats, scarves and stoles by fashionable people. By the 19th century, the farming of ostriches allowed farmers to pluck the feathers instead of having to kill the birds, and the trade peaked as the century closed. Two cousins, Harold and Clifford Hill, both born and brought up on ostrich farms in South Africa, went to East Africa in 1904 (Clifford) and 1905 (Harold) to exploit the fashion. They were grandsons of a British settler in South Africa (1820), where Harold was born in Salem in 1881 and Clifford in Grahamstown in 1876.  Both had served with distinction in the Boer War, when Harold, a member of Nesbitt’s Scouts, was Colonel Wavell’s ‘galloper.’ They bought leasehold land on the Kapiti plains and captured and reared twelve ostrich chicks at Limuru. In 1905 they bought eighty birds from a German syndicate and put them on a train at Voi to take them to Limuru.  Ten birds died, so the rest were taken out at Kiu and had to walk to Limuru. Eventually the Hills acquired 10,000 well-watered acres and carried on the ostrich feather business at Katelemba, Wami and Kilima Farms, fifteen miles from Kapiti station and four miles from the Machakos boma. Lady Thorp, Harold’s daughter-in-law, said, ‘I stood in great awe of Harold Hill, my father-in-law, not so much because of his reputation with gun and rifle, but rather for his complete...

Mary Hodge: An Indomitable Pioneer

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Molly, or Margaret Mary Vere Neilson, to give her her full name, was born in Kettering, England, on 30 July 1896, the daughter of a bank manager.  During World War I she started training as a nurse and then transferred to become an ambulance driver and finally an instructor of ambulance drivers.  A year after the war ended, in 1919, she met Stephen Hodge, on leave from Kenya after being seconded to the army in East Africa as an intelligence officer during the war. They  got married that year and Molly followed her husband to Kenya, travelling on the Garth Castle. Stephen met her in Mombasa and they took the train to Gilgil. One of Molly’s first impressions of Kenya was surprise at seeing a hen sitting on its eggs near the head of Lady Colvile’s bed at Gilgil. Stephen was posted as DC in Rumuruti, whither the pair travelled on mules. The Hodges spent ten days on the journey from Gilgil to Rumuruti, cutting down trees to cross streams on the way. As they arrived at their house, Somalis and their goats bustled out of it to make way for the new owner and his wife.  Because of the difficulty of transport and roads in those years (1920-21), they never moved out of the area for the whole duration of their two-year posting. They had been wise to come to Rumuruti well stocked up with necessities, and all they purchased locally was paraffin, sugar, soap and flour. Stephen (always known as ‘Hoaj’) was pre-occupied with the Soldier-Settler scheme concocted by the Government after World War I. Some of...

The Other Adamson: Terence, Brother of the More Famous George

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The Other Adamson: Terence, Brother of the More Famous George We hear a great deal about George Adamson, of Born Free fame, but he had an extraordinary brother, whose life needs celebrating. The Adamson brothers, George and Terence, came to Kenya with their parents, Henry Graham Adamson and Katherine, after World War 1. ‘Harry’ Adamson, a small, adventurous man, had been in the Royal Navy and then worked in India, on an indigo plantation, and that is where his sons were born. They were sent to school in England but in the 1920s joined their parents in Kenya on the small coffee plantation in Limuru taken up by Harry. The farm was not a great success and Harry died of a heart attack in 1928. This so distressed Katherine that she took to drink and towards the end of her life her precarious mental health declined even further. She was regarded as slightly batty and called the ‘Countess of Kildare’ by her neighbours. She was hardly ever visited by George and it was left to her other son, Terence, to look after her. She died in 1950. In World War 2 Terence joined the army and the most well known story about him concerned the cheap suit given to him by the military when he was demobbed. Owning no other formal clothes, Terence buried the suit in an airtight can on his property, digging it up years later when he made his only overseas trip. When he returned home he put the suit back in the can and reburied it. Terence became one of Kenya’s great ‘odd job’ men,...