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Stella Maud Court Treatt (née Hinds)
by Bassano Ltdbromide print, 1925NPG x84915
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08 November 2017, 14:20
Stella Maud Court Treatt (née Hinds)
Stella was born in Blaubank, South Africa on 11th March, 1895, and had a sister, Grace and brother Errol and five other siblings. Grace and her husband, Herbert Cranko, helped with the fundraising and organisation for the expedition. Stella's grandfather had been an ivory hunter and her father had accompanied him on expeditions. She was a short women, below 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 metres) tall which is specially noticeable when she is seen photographed alongside C.T. who was well over six feet (1.83 metres. After Cape to Cairo they went on further expeditions including one to Sudan which resulted in the filming of "Stampede" in 1929 and "Stark Nature" in 1930 and the writing of the book of that expedition, "Sudan Sand" as well as the novel "Stampede". After the divorce Stella re-married in 1937 to a doctor who had been treating her called Bob Yeo and moved to India. They eventually returned to South Africa. She died in Johannesburg on 20th December, 1976.
my comment: Court Treatt family from Devonshire 1750 and earlier
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