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Colour Photographic Print
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Royalty Free no
Country South Africa
Title Colour Photographic Print
Creation_date 1996-07-17T00:00:00
Pixel Size 2512 x 3694
Branded_id 199_140
Location Hilton College
Keywords Nelson Mandela, president, philanthropist, 78th birthday, celebration, children living with disability, Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, wheelchairs
Populated 1
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Property Release PR-NON
Ingestion_path African National Congress Digital Archive/ANC Collections/Prints/Nelson Mandela Papers/Photographs Album/Raw/ALBUM019
Media Id 199_140
Description Children, dressed in cosy, red outfits they have been given today sit in their wheelchairs at the 78th birthday celebration of the President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. More than 2,000 children who are living with disability in disadvantaged communities across the county have been invited to the day-long birthday extravaganza being held on the 17th July 1996 on the grounds of Hilton College near Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The children, their carers, Madiba and other guests are being entertained playing games, enjoying party fare, and attending a circus performance in a big top (a first-time experience for Madiba who has, to date, never been to a circus!). The invited children have been examined and treated by a team of orthopaedic specialists and physiotherapists prior to the event and many of them have been given life-changing wheelchairs. The event has the backing of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.
Orientation portrait
Media Type image
Subcollections ALBUM019
City Pietermaritzburg
Browse_path African National Congress Digital Archive/ANC Collections/Prints/Nelson Mandela Papers/Photographs Album/Raw/ALBUM019
Model Release MR-NON
Imported 1323334421
Dpi 600
Royalty_free no
Pixel_size 2512 x 3694
Property_release PR-NON
Media_id 199_140
Media_type image
Model_release MR-NON