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Photograph of native policemen, Natal, South Africa. 1900
(Catalogue ref: COPY 1/445 f519)
Catalogue ref: COPY 1/445 f519; photo of native policemen, Natal, South Africa. 1900
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Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the treatment of native peoples in the British empire?
  • whether native people were involved in running their own countries?
  • how British rule worked and whether it brought benefits to the countries the British ruled?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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