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Mandela photographed without his permission - Robben Island

© National Archives of South Africa1977

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Johannesburg, South Africa

The photo was taken during the 1977 media visit. On that day Mandela and his comrades were told to work in the garden instead of going to the lime quarry, which was their usual activity. Mandela was unaware of the media visit and was annoyed at being photographed.

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  • Title: Mandela photographed without his permission - Robben Island
  • Creator: © National Archives of South Africa
  • Date: 1977-04-25
  • Date Created: 1977
  • Type: Photo
  • Reference code: 1
  • Originals location: Originals are with the National Archives of South Africa
  • Finding aids: Finding aid available
  • Extent and Medium: 1 black and white photograph
  • Collection: Robben Island Photos
  • Alternate forms available: Print and digitial copies held by NMCM

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