They came from diverse tribal backgrounds, such asthe Yao from Mozambique and the Makololo from areas in what is now Botswana and Zambia, the tribe most favoured by Livingstone. There were the Kroomen or Krumen of West Africa who were associated with the Royal Navy, Johanna men from the Comoro Islands and Bombay Africans and Nasik Boys - often former slaves sent to missionary schools in India to learn practical skills.
|Jacob Wainwright guarding Livingstone's coffin|
|Matthew Wellington - refused a pension|
|Nyaminyami by Larry Norton|