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
22. Move to South Africa
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 mothers 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).