National Geographic : 1922 Oct
BRINGING UP WATER FOR THE TRACTION ENGINES The lack of water was the expedition's most serious handicap, the men frequently sacrificing their drinking and washing supply for the thirsty boilers. On one occasion native women were rounded up to fetch a supply from a water-hole eight miles away. They carried itinheavy jars on their heads and thought nothing of making the trip several times. This being a form of "housework," the nativemen refused tohelp.