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The aim of the Melik Society is to advance public awareness of Anglo-Sudanese history in the period 1883-1956 through the restoration and preservation of the river gunboat Melik and the paddle steamer Bordein.

The Society is a registered charity formed in 1994 by a group of individuals with a common interest in the history of the Sudan and her relationship with the United Kingdom.

Mission

The purpose of the Melik Society is to advance public awareness of British and Sudanese history, and to establish a permanent memorial to those brave men on both sides who fought in the campaigns 1883–1899.