A Missionary Doctor's Autobiography

"On Three Continents" by Robert M Buckley


1. Cape to Rhodesia

2. Good Hope and Emmanuel Mission

3. Mission Life

4. Early Schooling

5. Further Schooling

6. Medical School

7. Trip to Malawi

8. Malamulo Hospital

9.Eventful 1953/4

10. To Lesotho

11. Kanye & Kalahari

12. Yuka Hospital

13. London & Kenya

14. Kenya & Uganda

15. Walking the Valley

16. Further Studies

17. Kendu & Nairobi

18. Hong Kong

19.England & Norway

20. Maluti - Again

21. Retirement

Kalahari Diary



"Why don't you write an autobiography?" I have often been asked, while telling some of the experiences of my life.

So, at last, I have tried to record as accurately as possible, some events that I consider important, including some background and a few personal opinions.

Inevitably, it relies mostly on memory, which is gradually getting weaker. Any factual or chronological errors are unintentional. My thanks to those who have pointed out mistakes.

Why "Three Continents"?--- Because my story includes Africa, Asia and Europe.

A Brief Explanation:

I was born in Somerset West, South Africa, to a 3rd generation Adventist mother and a 2nd generation Adventist father.

My mother’s family were missionaries from USA to S. Africa.

I have worked as a missionary doctor on three continents and retired in England.

My wife, Lilian Guy, was born in Lowestoft, England, took nurses training and went to southern Africa in 1949, to work in Kanye Hospital, in Bechuanaland (now Botswana) and later in Nyasaland (now Malawi).

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