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Feature - Then & Now: George Rodger's Famous Land Rover
George Rodger
The Series I Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger in the 1950s during their travels in Africa, was supposed to be lost for about 30 years – until the vehicle was found in a barn in Australia in 2016 by Land Rover restoration specialists David & Janelle D'Arcy.
In 1957, George and Jinx Rodger started out with “Msuri” (Swahili for “very good”) for more than 3 month on a 4000 miles long Trans-Sahara expedition in search of nomadic Tuareg tribes to document. Another assignment, an African wildlife survey, made them travel 7000 miles across Kenya and Uganda. Sometime after their return to England...

George Rodger 1957

Africa. Algerian Sahara. 1957. George Rodger.
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UGANDA. 1958. Queen Elizabeth National Park. 'Elephants have...
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Africa. Algerian Sahara. 1957. View of The Hoggar Mountains from...
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Africa. The Algerian Sahara. 1957. Tanezrouft Desert. Crossing...
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ALGERIA. The Sahara. George and Jinx Rodger consulting maps with...
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Africa. The Algerian Sahara. 1957. Oasis town Timimoun.
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ALGERIA. The Sahara. Jinx Rodger with Tuareg group. 1957.
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George Rodger 1954

KENYA. Near Nairobi. The gatehouse of Nairobi National Park....
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Africa. 1957. George Rodger gives his wife, Jinx, a hair cut....
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Africa. 1957. George Rodger setting up camp during the Trans-Sahara...
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GB. England. Kent. 1957. Jinx Rodger preparing the Land Rover...
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GB. England. Kent. 1957. George Rodger preparing the Land Rover...
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Africa. 1957. George Rodger navigating during the Trans-Sahara...
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Africa. Algerian Sahara. 1957. George Rodger filling up before...
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ALGERIA, 1957. Through the windscreen on route to In-Salah.
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Africa. Algerian Sahara. 1957. The Hoggar Mountains .
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Africa. Algerian Sahara. 1957. George and Jinx Rodger in their...
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ALGERIA. 1957. George RODGER looks for tracks during a sandstorm...
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Africa. Algerian Sahara. 1957. View of The Hoggar Mountains from...
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Africa. Algerian Sahara. 1957. Jinx Rodger digging for 'Rose...
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ALGERIA. Hoggar Mountains. 1957. George Rodger's landrover descends...
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George Rodger 1955

Syria. Jerash. 1955. The Roman Forum and the Street of Columns....
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Syria. 1955.
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Syria. 1951. George and Jinx Rodger enjoying a picnic in the...
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Syria. 1955. Ruins of the ancient castle of Palmyra. George and...
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George Rodger 1952

Jinx Rodger on the Jordanian border. 1952.
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George Rodger 1954

Africa. Kenya. 1954.
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Africa. Kenya. 1954.
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Africa. Uganda. 1958. A herd of wild hippo near the main route...
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UGANDA. George RODGER photographing hippos in the newly opened...
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Africa. Kenya. 1954. Jinx Rodger gives a driving lesson to her...
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Africa. Kenya. 1954. George Rodger.
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UGANDA. George RODGER photographing hippos in the newly opened...
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Africa. Uganda. 1958. George Rodger. Routine vehicle maintenence...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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David D'Arcy (Land Rover Heaven) 2016

Australia. 2016. The Land Rover used by George and Jinx Rodger...
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