For several months I have been delving into stories and personalities represented in the surviving Board of Trade crew lists from the year 1915.
These Africans had never been at sea before, but presumably they gained skills that would enable them to find employment in the whaling industry on their mainland. One of the pages in the crew agreement records the death from pneumonia of an African labourer named Maguda Lutshozi at Prince Olaf Harbour on 10 March 1914.
- 'African Labourers in Modern Norwegian Whaling' by Dag Ingemar Børresen (Chapter 5) in Navigating Colonial Orders: Norwegian Entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania, Kirsten Alsaker Kjerland and Bjorn Enge Bertelsen (editors), Berghahn Books, 2014
- The British Whaling Trade, Gordon Jackson, Adam & Charles Black Ltd, London, 1978
- Men & Whales, Richard Ellis, Robert Hale Ltd, London, 1992