GONDOKORO , a
See also:government station and trading-place on the east
See also:bank of the upper Nile, in 40 54' N., 310 43' E . It is the headquarters of the
See also:Northern Province of the (
See also:protectorate, is 1070 M. by
See also:river S. of
See also:Khartum and 350 M . N.N.W. in a
See also:line of Entebbe on
See also:Victoria Nyanza . The station, which is very unhealthy, is at the top of a cliff 25 ft. above the river-level . Besides houses for the
See also:civil and military authorities and the lines for the troops, there are a few huts inhabited by Bari, the natives of this
See also:part of the Nile . The importance of Gondokoro lies in the fact that it is within a few
See also:miles of the limit of navigability of the Nile from Khartum up stream . From this point the
See also:journey to Uganda is continued overland . Gondokoro was first visited by Europeans in 1841-1841, when expeditions sent out by Mehemet
See also:pasha of
See also:Egypt, ascended the Nile as far as the
See also:foot of the rapids above Gondokoro . It soon became an ivory and slave-trading centre . In 1851 an
See also:Roman Catholic
See also:mission was established here, but it was abandoned in 1859 . It was at Gondokoro that J . H .
Speke and J . A .
See also:Grant, descending the Nile after their
See also:discovery of its source, met, on the 15th of
See also:February 1863, Mr (afterwards
See also:Baker and his wife who were journeying up the river . In 1871 Baker, then
See also:governor-general of the
See also:equatorial provinces of Egypt, established a military
See also:post at Gondokoro which he named
See also:Ismailia, after the then
See also:khedive . Baker made this post his headquarters, but Colonel (afterwards General) C . G .
See also:Gordon, who succeeded him in 1874, abandoned the station on account of its unhealthy site, removing to Lado . Gondokoro, however, remained a trading-station . It fell into the hands of the Mandists in 1885 . After the destruction of the Mandist power in 1898 Gondokoro was occupied by British troops and has since formed the northernmost post on the Nile of the Uganda protectorate (see SUDAN; NILE; and UGANDA) .
COUNT DIEGO SARMIENTO DE ACUNA GONDOMAR
The Slovene missionary Ignacij Knoblehar, alias Abuna Soliman(1819-1858) estabilished the Catholic mission-vicariate in Khartoum and Gondokoro, with the help of Austrian emperor and of Pope Pius IX.
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