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Episode 2

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 December 2012

Written by Julie Davidson.

Read by Tamara Kennedy.

Scottish journalist and writer Julie Davidson journeys through Southern Africa in the footsteps of Mary Livingstone: the courageous and stoical wife of renowned explorer and missionary, David Livingstone.

In today's episode, the author travels through the Kalahari Desert to reach the mission station at Kuruman ("the oasis of the Kalahari") where Mary and David Livingstone were married in 1845. The mission station was established in the 1820s by Mary's parents, the Moffats, and is famous for its church which still stands there today.

Abridged by Laurence Wareing.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.


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