Oct 282013
 

This is the Fourth Part of John Rayan’s Photos of Oman from the 1950’s during the time when he was Lieutenant in the British Army and serving with a tank regiment in Germany where they were facing the threat of a Russian invasion. For The complete series of this Amazing Photo Documentary, please click here

Two little girls photographed in Birkat al Mawz.

Two little girls photographed in Birkat al Mawz.

On the left a young girl in one of the villages near Izki. There was a lot of poverty and hygiene was not good.

On the left a young girl in one of the villages near Izki. There was a lot of poverty and hygiene was not good.

The group of small boys from Nizwa visited Kamah camp for a medical check up with the doctor.

The group of small boys from Nizwa visited Kamah camp for a medical check up with the doctor.

Young men of Nizwa celebrating Eid.

Young men of Nizwa celebrating Eid.

Next to the army camp at Ibri the oil company, Petroleum Development (PDO) maintained a house with two men who were fluent Arabic speakers, I think they came from New Zealand, who worked to maintain good relations with the local population. We, the army and the PDO organised a days entertainment for the local population and the two young boys sitting in the VIP tent were the sons of the Wali of Ibri who came to the event. As far as I remember the Wali was the sole owner of a Land over.

Next to the army camp at Ibri the oil company, Petroleum Development (PDO) maintained a house with two men who were fluent Arabic speakers, I think they came from New Zealand, who worked to maintain good relations with the local population. We, the army and the PDO organised a days entertainment for the local population and the two young boys sitting in the VIP tent were the sons of the Wali of Ibri who came to the event. As far as I remember the Wali was the sole owner of a Land over.

The town was photographed on the flight from Bahrain to Muscat. I do not remember where but it could be Doha or Sharja.

The town was photographed on the flight from Bahrain to Muscat. I do not remember where but it could be Doha or Sharja.

The small boy was photographed in Izki Camp. I fear that I cannot remember his name. but he was always welcome for his big smile and laughter. He lived in one of the local villages.

The small boy was photographed in Izki Camp. I fear that I cannot remember his name. but he was always welcome for his big smile and laughter.
He lived in one of the local villages.

 

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  4 Responses to “Oman 1950′s By John Rayan (Part 4)”

  1. good information i think its usefull for who living Arabh country

  2. AMAZING COLLECTION, AND VERY HISTORICAL INFORMATION ABOUT LOVELY OMAN
    THANKS

  3. Again, lovely, and such a fortunate find!

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