Thursday, 12 November 2009

Northern Rhodesia Journal - partial index

I hope that the folks at won't mind my writing a little summary of the index of the Northern Rhodesia Journal volumes I-V, covering 1950 to 1964, that they have kindly published. I'm not attempting to be comprehensive here - just to mention names of interest to people searching.

The index pages for Bomas-Brooks and Clerk-Cripwell are missing

For more information, you'll need to follow links from

Happy hunting!

Adams, P.C.G.
African Lakes Corporation
Airey, N.M
Alexander, A.M.
Anderson, Mrs F and Graham
Anley, V.R.
Ansell, W.F.H.
Arnot, F.S.
Baldwin, A.
Barnes, P.
Barns, T.A.
Baxter, T.W.
Beaufort, Mr
Beech, A.E.
Bell-Cross, G.
Benson, C.W.
Bentley, A.M.
Berwick, D.
Billing, M.G.
Billson, D.C.
Blagus, S.
Bloor, J.
Blyth, Mrs C.W.

Bomas-Brooks missing

Brooks, R.
Brown, J.
Brownes, Sir Gore
Bruwer, J.P.
Burton, M.
Butler, L.G.
Bwana Barush
C.V. Limited
Campbell, J. Sloane
Carr, N.J.
Chaplin, J.H.
Chelemu, A.
Chicken, C.
Child, first European (Marguerite Jeanmairet, related to Coillard)
Cholmeley, E.H.
Clark, J.D.
Clark, H.
Clark, P.G.D.
Clay, G.C.R.
Cleaver, H.

Clerk-Cripwell missing

Cripwell, H.A.
Croad, H.
Cross, G. Bell-
Cunnison, I.G.
Davis, Sir E.
Davison, A.
de Jong, J
De Santana, H, and Stefaniszyn B.
de Vries, L.
Dean, R. W.
Denny, S.R.
Draper, C.R.B.
Duff, C.E.
Dupont, Bishop
Ebben, D
Eldridge, I.M.
Erasmus, P.
Fagan, B.M.
Fairweather, W.G.
Fanshawe, D.B.
Farar, C.
first farm (Kalomo, Walker)
Finaughty, W.
Fisher, A.C.
Fitzgerald, D.F. Vesey-
Fox-Pitt, T.S.L.
Fox, Sir B.
Francis, "Hippo"
"French Marie"
Fryer, G.
Gamitto, A.C.P.
Gamwell, H. and M.
Gann, L.H.
Gardner, B.
Gersh, M.
Gielgud, V.
Gilges, W.
Glave, E.J.
Glieman, E.O.
Goddard brothers
Goode, Sir R.
Gordon, D.W.
Gore-Brown, Sir
Gouldsbury, C.
Graetz, P.
Graham, I.M.
graves, european, forgotten
Gray, B.
Gray, J.A
Gray, K.
Gregory, R.E.
Grey, G.
Griffin, A.W.M.S.
Grimstvedt, S.
Guernsey, T.D.
Gunn, D.L.
Haile, H.P.
Hainsworth, F.C.
Hall, P.E.
Handley, G.F.B.
Harrington, A.
Harrington, H.T. ("Chiana")
Harvey, Mrs S.
Hazard, C.J.
Hazel, C.H.
Heath, L.C.
Hedmore family
Hervey, H.J.A.
Hetherington, Sir H.
Hickman, S and others
Hill, H.C.N.
Hobbs, W.F.J.
Hobson, R.H.
Horne, J.W. Sharratt-
Horner, P.K.
Housden, J. and Armor M.
Howe, G.
Hudson, R.S.
Hughes, R. Murray-
Hunt, B.I.
Irwin, D.D.
Irwin, M.P.S.
Jalland, E.H.
James, G.
Jeanmairet, M.
Jelf, P.
Johnstone, B.B / W.R.
Jones, E.A. / F.E.F. / G / S
Jordan, E.K.
Joule, B.
Kay, G.
Kerfoot, O.
Kerr, I.
Kinross, K.S.
Knight, W.B.
Knowles, Jordan
Lacerda e Almeida
Lambert, H.H.J
Lancaster, D.G.
Langham, R.W.M.
Larson, T.
Law, A.
Law, P.
Lawton, R.M.
Livingstone, D.
Lloyd, R.K.
Lobb, G.H.
McClennan, J.
McGee, J.
McGlashan, N.D.
MacKeown, W.F.
Maclaren, P.I.R.
Macmurgas, general dealer
Macrae, F.B.
Macrae, J.
Magyar, I.
Marie, "French"
Marshall, H.C.
Matthews, J.L.
Mbesuma ranch
Melland, F.H.
Merry, J.
Michie, A.
Middleton, R.W.
Miller, W.T.
Mills, E.C.
Moffat, R.
Molyneux, F.C.
Monteiro, Maj
Moore, Sir L.
Moore, T.C.
Morony, W.V.
Morris, J.P.A.
Morris, M.J.
Mortimer, M.A.E.
Mortimer, M.C.
Morton, V.
Moskopp, Fr
Mpika cemetery
Msidi, chief
Munday, J.T.
Mununga, chief
Murray, F.C.
Murray, R.E.
Murray-Hughes, R.
Murray's column reunions
Mwamfuli's village
Norton, "Mickey"
O'Brien, P.L.A.
O'Donovan, D.
Old timers... Skipper Swanson, Kay Robinson, Penny, "Dongolosi" Thornicroft, "Mickey" Norton, Hippo Francis, E.S.B. Taggart, Ronald and Lionel Smith, Ben Joule, Ben Woest, J. McClennan, "French marie"
Otter, J.B.
Page, Sir, T.
Paine, N.D.
Palmer, R.H.
Palmer, S.
Parker, R.J.
Peters, D.U.
Phillips, G.
Phillipson, D.W.
Pickering's mission
Pitt, T.S.L.
Pook, J.
Poole, E.H.I.
Porto, A.F. da S.
Prentice, J.S.
Rance, H.D.H.
Rangeley, H.
Rawson, O.C.
Rawsthorne, C.H.J.
Read, J.G.
Rennie, C.R.
Rhodes, C.J.
Ridley, H.C.N.
Roberts, J.G.
Robinson, K.
Rodger, L.M.
Rose, J.
Roseberry, Lord
Ross, H.
Ross, T.
Rotberg, R.I.
Rumsey, F.S.R.
Rushworth, F.
Schonland, Dr S.
Sharpe, Sir A.
Shaw, J.R.
Sharrat-Horne, J.W. obituary
Sheane, H.
Shelmerdine, W.W.
Shiwa Ngandu
Silva Porto, A.F. de
Skaife, S.H.
Smith, J.
Smith, L.
Smith, R.
Soulsby, J.J.
Stairs, W.G.
Stefaniszyn, B. and de Santana H.
Stephenson, J.E. 'Chiripula'
Stewart, D.R.M.
Stewart, R.
Stewart, R.N.
Stokes, G.
Stokes, R.
Stone, J.C.
Storrs, Sir R.
Summers, R.
Swanson, 'skipper'
Sylvester, H. A.
Symmes, T.C.L
Tagart, E.S.B.
Tanguy, Rev. F.
Tapson, A.G.E.
Tapson, W.
Tasker, G.S.
Tereorede, A.
Thomas, F.M.
Thomas, J.E.
Thomson, J.B.
Thornton, R.
Thwaits, D.C.
'Tou Tou', HMS
Tracey, H.
Trayner, W.
Trollope, I.F.W
Tylden, G
Van Breda, H.J.
Vaux, H.
Venning, J.H.
Vereker, I.S.A.
Vesey-Fitzgerald, D.F.
Vlahakis, J.
Vorbeck, von Lettow
Walker, H.F.
Wareham, J.M.
Warrington, J.F.S.T.
Watmore, H.A.
Watson, A. Blair
Watt, N.
Waugh, H.C.
Weatherley, P.
Weldon, H.A.C.
Wellington, W.
Westbeech, G.
White, C.M.N.
White fathers
Whitten, J.
Wienand, C.E.
Williams, A.
Willams, G.D.B
Wilson, E.M.
Winkworth, W.A.F.
Winterbottom, J.M.
Woest, B.
Worringham, C.
Worthington, F.
Wright, D.M. and Kay
Wright, R.
Yeta, M.
Yoram, Drum Major
Young, 'Bobo'
Yule, J.B
Yule, R.W.
Zeeberberg, C.H.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Peugeot Guide to Lusaka

The Peugeot Guide to Lusaka by Geoffrey Williams, my edition 1983

Junction of Church Rd and Cairo Rd. in 1948 with Moreton's
Store on the right. Thatcher and Hobson's business is on the
site of the post office. The farmer's cooperative is
in the foreground.
There are some great photos... Glasser's store, Moreton's store, Kollenberg & Son, Counsell's hotel, and a picture of the original school before its restoration.

There is excellent information on town planning, development and geology.

This book mentions that the early trading community was "strongly Jewish in its composition.... In 1918 of the thirteen stores listed ... seven were owned by Jews of mainly Russian origin. The other six claimed British nationality. It was not until the onset of World War II that Asian traders began to take up stores on Cha Cha Cha road"


ABERMAN, I. - bakers, general dealers
ADSHEAD, S.D. - town planning 1930
BAIN, H. - motor garage
BAKER & Co - general dealers
BOWLING - town planning 1933
COUNSELL, A. - hotelier
CREED & Co - general dealers
DELAPORTE, J.N - bootmaker, general dealers
DIAMOND, V.S. - motor garage
DOORNFONTEIN - Makeni farm
FISCHER, S. - general dealers
GLASSER, Benjamin - first shop 1908, baker, general dealers
HADDEN, C.S. - solicitor
HAJIPETROU, George - George compound named after his farm on this site, later Andrew's Motel owner
HASLETT, S. - auctioneer
HOBSON - transport business
HOWARD, John - bought some of Nel's land to open John Howard & Co quarry
KOLLENBERG & Son - general dealers, millers
LOVELL, A.G. - butcher
MARRAPODI, G.B. - Italian contractor on railway, establishes lime-burning industry 1911
MARSTON's hotel
MORETON - store, Cairo Rd.
MORTON - lime worker
NEL, J.D - Chawama compound area bought from BSA in 1914
PAAINEERS Rust - early Makeni farm, now Moomba Farm 397
ROBERT's compound - Robert was a farm overseer
ROSENFIELD, N. - Agents, general dealers
ROSSAZA - lime worker
SCHAPIRO, D. - general dealers
TEAGLE - Makeni plot
THATCHER - transport business with Hobson
TURNER - Makeni plot
WOLPOWITZ, S. - butchers

Rhodesia directory,
Hobson, Dick - Lusaka, story of a capital city (another Hobson book I was not aware of...)

and others

Saturday, 7 November 2009

A handbook to the Victoria Falls

Mosi-oa-Tunya: A Handbook to the Victoria Falls Region Edited by D.W. Phillipson - Longman, Rhodesia, 1975

Nice mix of information on Livingstone area, including some history and wildlife. Here is the information of genealogical interest. Some nice old photos of Old Drift / Livingstone / Railway bridge.

1851, LIVINGSTONE and William Cotton OSWELL were in the area, but did not visit.

Notes that W.D. Cooley's map of 1852 already shows the falls in about the right place.

1857 LIVINGSTONE visits what is today known as Livingstone Island, but it is suggested that the "tree bearing indecipherable marks commonly thought to be the initials carved by the missionary cannot be the original".

William BALDWIN is the next European to visit the falls on 2 August 1860. Livingstone arrives 9th August with his brother Charles and Dr John Kirk. David and Charles remain to make a more detailed observation of the falls.

1862 James CHAPMAN and Thomas BAINES, Edward BARRY

1871 George WESTBEECH, English trader

1875 Emil HOLUB, followed by Francois COILLARD

1880 Jesuit mission at Mwemba's

1889 Harry WARE - South African mining syndicate - obtains concession from Lewanika, later bought by Cecil Rhodes for the BSA

1890 Frank LOCHNER (Lealui) concession

1890 Caprivi strip established to give German South-West Africa access to the Zambezi

1897 Robert CORYNDON (British) dispatched to Lealui; territory north of Zambezi becomes known as Northwestern Rhodesia, new concession 1900

1898 more settlers and traders arrive, BSA administrative post 'Victoria Falls station' is 5km above the falls.

1901 Administration moves offices to present site of Livingstone to avoid fever; plans to move town are not far behind

1903 there are 68 Europeans - including 17 women and 6 children

1905 Bridge officialy opened by Prof George DARWIN, old drift falls into disuse,
IMBAULT bridge engineer

1907 Livingstone is the capital of Northwestern Rhodesia (remains so until 1935)

1911 territory amalgamated with Northeastern Rhodesia (capital Chipata), population has reached 2000

BARAGWANATH, Orland, prospector, 1911 (BSA) find copper in Kafue Hook area
CHAPMAN, nurse with Wilson, 1902
CLARK, Percy M. lives at Old Drift but moves to south bank near present hotel, 1903, V. CLARK his son continues business
CLARKE, F.J. 'Mopane', has taken up residence in 1898
CODRINGTON, Robert has a motor bike, 1908
COISSON, Rev Giovanni Daniele Augusto and wife (Italian missionaries at Old Drift, 9km above falls). "For almost two years, Mrs Coisson was the only European woman in the settlement", 1898
FINDLAY, chemist 1902
FOLEY, (Constable) W.T.B.G. (Irish) - tombstone at Sijoba in Gwembe Valley, flooded by Lake Kariba (William Thompson Barron Galway are his names), 1902
GUTHRIE, chemist 1902
GIESE's ferry, map p.96
GRAETZ, Paul, drives a car into town, the first for many years, 1908
GREY, George, prospector, 1911
HUNT, B.L, works for government, 1906
KASAA, Petrose, Lesotho-trained, Lozi evangelist establishes a school at the Old Drift, 1898
LEWIS, Frank, prospector, 1911
MILLS, Fred, hotel, 1902, 1907 there are two hotels, one owned by Fred MILLS;
MOORE, Leopold arrives 1904 (from Bulwayo 1898, from Mafeking) nice photo of Moore's chemists...1906 Livingstone Mail - Moore's rival paper
PAULING, George railway contractor, 1904
POWELL, Miss Gladys opens private kindergarten, 1906
RANGELEY, Henry, appoined magistrate NW Rhodesia administration, comes once a month to the Old Drift, 1902
SOUTHURST, chemist, 1902
STONES,Rev T. 1904 Methodist missionary, leaves 8 months later due to ill health
SUSMAN, Harry and Elie from Lithuania,
SWEETLOVE, map, p.96
TRAYNER, William (employee of Mopane Clarke) establishes newspaper; 1904
TULLOCH, Mr and Mrs, attempt fruit growing, 1902
WHITE, J.W.B. visiting hunter, 1904
WILSON, Dr J.N. clinic, 1902
ZEEDERBERG, Doel,1898, coach service


'Autobiography of an Old Drifter' (see elsewhere on this blog'),

RANGELEY's memoirs (Northern Rhodesia Journal, 1965)

TRAYNER's memoirs (NRJ 1964),

WATT unpublished MS at Livingstone Musuem

Northern Rhodesia Journal (1950-1965) is recommended as a good source for those wanting to find out more

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