District officer’s flat Utete Boma, Tanzania

Roger Searle lived in this flat while working as District Officer in Tanzania. The building was originally a fort built by the Germans in 1905. According to Searle, it has an internal courtyard, offices, armory and storerooms on the ground floor and was designed for all-round defence. There were four flats on the upper floor for the District Officer, Agricultural Officer and PWD Foreman, as well as one Rest House.

Contribution by: Roger Searle


District officer's flat Utete Boma, 1960-1961, Utete, Rufiji District, Tanganyika (Tanzania) ©Roger Searle