Saturday, 17 March 2012

Diaries of a Kafue district official

One great thing about sharing an interest online is the people one gets to hear from. Recently I heard from Alasdair Sutter, who has a rare thing in his possession - diaries belonging to an early official in the colonial days of Northern Rhodesia, Alexander Collie Anderson, who was posted to the Mumbwa and Kafue areas from 1902-1908. Based on my Kerswell book we believe Alexander Anderson must have died before 1913.

Kudos to Alasdair for mounting a great effort to make these materials available to more people, which involves a lot of hand transcribing and scanning. You can have a look at his progress here:

http://www.seddepseq.co.uk/Anderson/Index2.htm

We have found some records to the author online at the National Archives, and elsewhere. Any help in locating his campsite would be welcomed!

Names Alasdair has found so far are given below. You can see fuller details here.

Places include Dundee, Glasgow, Lockerbie, Dalkieth (Scotland), Delville (Ireland), London, Australia, Bulawayo, Barotseland, Tanganyika, Kasempa, Wankie,  San Francisco, Mwenga,  Nkala, Nambala, and Livingstone.

Anderson, Patrick William
Beasley
Boase, Leslie
Bokenham
Bracken
Bulibuli
Bunka (Bunga: Smith & Dale)
Campbell, Colin
Carden, Major
Clayton, Dr. & Mrs.
Coisson, Rev. M.
Coryndon, Robert T.
Davey, Thomas G.
Dorward, Sgt. Major
Farrel, J. R.
Frances Helen Anderson (Nell)
Funkwi
Ganisa
Garbutt, H. W.
George (Anderson)
Gielgud, Val
Green
Grey, George. Capt
Harding, Colin, Colonel
Harris, Capt
Harte Barry, A. M. Capt
Heuston, Mrs
Hook, Capt.
Johnson, Cpl
Kaiyingu
Karemba
Kayenda
Kerr, R. N.
Lara
Lennon Ltd .
Lewanika
Lewis
Lockhart
Lukenta
Macauley, C.E., Col.
Macauley, Frederick Charles
Maienda
Maiyinda
Malvenas
Mdaga
Miller
Milton, Henry. W.
Mkabwi
Mlendema
Mlumbachi
Mlungushi
Moalasi, Robert
Mobbs, Sgt Major
Mola
Monasiboba
Monasitebonzi
Monatshianda
Mono
Morningham
Moxton
Mtanti
Mtengina
Mtenka
Mtshwena
Mueswa
Muloa
Mulumba
Munro, James Young
Murray, Jack. Cpl (J. W. Murray)
Murray, W. G. G.
Muyanga
Mzogozwana
Nanjiwa
Natalie
Ndabandabe
NKua
Norton
Norton
Nyumkombo
O'Keefe, Sgt., J, M. Lanigan
Penkeli
Pompowula
Pompowula
Pryce
Sanjola
Shankonko
Shitukumbwa
Shobwa
Siagamzila
Siakwena
Siamabola
Siamagopa
Siamajogo
Siamayinda
Siamola
Siasokwi
Siboluema
Sigariatombwi
Sijanda
Sijanda
Silumbiji
Simkowega
Singh, Athem
Sisila
Sitshiombalo
Sunkwayila
Sykes
Tapula
Tilney
Tsammas
Tshaba
Tshaloba (Shaloba: Smith & Dale)
Tshapata
Vaiboom
Walker, Snr & Jnr
Worthington, Frank. V.
Zimmerman