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"Dr. Livingstone, I presume"

Sir Henry Morton Stanley, GCB, born John Rowlands
Denbigh 1841 - London 1904
Welsh-American journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley allegedly uttered the now-famous greeting, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
Nick Elphick

Denbigh - Dinbych /  "Dr. Livingstone, I presume"   Denbigh - Dinbych /  "Dr. Livingstone, I presume"


Bronze statue of Henry M. Stanley with outstretched hand to shake hands with Dr. Livingstone.

Denbigh - Dinbych / "Dr. Livingstone, I presume" Denbigh - Dinbych / "Dr. Livingstone, I presume"


"Dr; Livingstone, I presume"
Syr Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904)
Ganwyd yn Ninbych, bedyddlwyd John Rowlands,
Ffortwr mwyaf Affrica.

Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904)
Born in Denbigh and baptised John Rowlands.
Africa's greatest explorer.

bula matari
Cerflun gan/Sculpture by Nick Elphick 2010

Signed: N. Elphick

N.B. Bula Matari ("break rocks") was one of the names originally given to Stanley, because of the dynamite he used to crush rocks when paving his way through the lower-Congo region. The term bula matari came to signify the irresistible and compelling force of the colonial state.


Unveiled 17 March 2011 by Tim Jeal, the biographer of H M Stanley.


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Item Code: gbwa144; Photograph: 30 July 2012
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