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John Allott Gallery

(All photos kindly supplied by John)

 

 

 

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Croc Camp after a good flood in 1977

Road to Island Safari Lodge (left) from main road (right), with Boro at top of pic. Tony Graham driving through the water

John made the first landing at Tsodilo Hills, 18th May 1971. Airstrip made by Bernie Truthe

John after an elephant hunt, 1975

Approach to landing at Lake Ngami, 1971

After landing next to Lake Ngami, with Tony Graham, 1971

Flooding at Lake Ngami (24 Aug 2007), looking from north to south

Lake Ngami, 2007

Chobe-Zambezi junction, 2007

Ngoma Bridge, 2007

Magadigadi's Sua Pan after rain, 2007

DC's house in Maun, 1938 1

A group in a mokoro on the Thamalakane, 1939 1

Harry Riley (centre) in a barge on the Thamalakane River 1

Harry Riley (centre) in a barge on the Thamalakane River. Tom Hughes on left, Hockey Hughes on right 1

Riley's Hotel, 1938 1

Truck offloading behind Riley's Garage. This Diamond-T truck ran between Maun and Palapye, a 3-day journey 1

Bechuanaland Mounted Police Headquarters, Maun - the rondavel on the left was initially the DC's Office, then Wildlife Dept HQ, then Barclays Bank, then CID HQ and can still be seen near the police station today 1

The rondavel next to the main road today 2

Old causeway bridge (at present position of NBS/Jackson's bridge). Maun Lodge would be on left bank today 1

Maun Hospital was built by the Scottish Missionary Society 1

The 'Old Bridge' at Matlapaneng with hippo pool on right 1

A hunting party with a buffalo. (L to R) Oom Joos, Michael and Boet Odendaal, Tom Hughes 1

De Havilland Rapide refuelling near Riley's Garage 1

De Havilland Rapide refuelling near Riley's Garage 1

Ted Spencer of Spencer's Air Services (Vic Falls) refuelling his Fox Moth in Maun 1

Junkers 86. Tom Hughes on wing 1

Junkers 86 1

Junkers 86 stuck in the mud 1

Junkers 86 stuck in the mud. Note BPJ1 number plate 1

Maun's first aerial photograph. The building is Riley's Hotel, with 'landing field' on right. Taken from Ted Spencer's Fox Moth 1

John's forced landing in A2-KDS on 11 June 1975 near Samadupi Pan with Harry Selby. Note missing propeller tip

Another shot of A2-KDS with broken propeller

The old Wenela DC3 at Shakawe. Shot taken by Bernie Truthe

The last of the water in the Savuti Channel, 1982

Obituary for Squadron Leader Johnny Gibson, World War II flying ace, who formed Bechuanaland National Airways and Botswana National Airways, precursor of today's Air Botswana

John and Harry Selby after an end-of-season elephant hunt, November 1975

John flew this Cessna C310 on scheduled services for the then Botswana Airways Corporation (BAC). Maun, April 1971

Harry Selby's safari in East Africa with Robert Ruark

Aerial view of the last year the Savuti Channel flowed into the Savuti Marsh, 1982

Maun Airport, untarred in the 1960s. The site of the original airport, next to Riley's Hotel, can be seen in the background

Maun Airport 1970s.

The Old Maun Airport terminal, June 1971

John had a birdstrike with a marabou stork over Lake Ngami on 12 June 1974 in this Aero Commander 500, A2-ZGD.

Jack Bousefield with his Piper TriPacer

John & genet

Catalina flying boat (Z-CAT) at Kasane

 

 

1 Photograph supplied by Angus McDonald

2 Photograph by Steve Hollingworth

 

 

 

 

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