“The Rider and the Horse” is Part 13 of the 1985 Granada TV series “End of Empire” deals with the demise of the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland. The main players put their points of view.
Eco Zambia has lovely bags, furniture and other things to buy from Zambian recyclers.
The Zambia Data Portal gives up to date statistics across a range of subjects
Northern Rhodesia and Zambia: Photographs and Information from the Fifties and Sixties
This site gives access to the Northern Rhodesia Government Staff List for 1960 and almost the entire archive of The Northern Rhodesia Journal
The Lusaka Lowdown, edited by Heather Chalcraft, gives a monthly digest of events and carries articles about Zambia today and in the past. The advertising alone gives a real feel of how Zambia is changing.
The University of Southern California has 20 pictures from NR/Z, dating back to the 1920s, in its International Mission Photography Archive
Liz Haines, and Adam Caulton, have put together a series of radio programmes on the mapping of Zambia’s Western Province.
The programme features faculty from the new University of Barotseland, along with other familiar names to those interested in Zambian history and politics: Jack Hogan, Marja Hinfelaar and Akashambatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika.
It will be broadcast in three parts each Friday at 11am from Friday 3 July.
You can listen to Resonance FM online here.
Richard Chanter of Chanter’s Lodge in Livingstone has a fascinating blog. He comments on local conditions and on some of the more interesting interesting people who stay at his guest house. Some people may remember Richard as the manager of the Ridgeway in Lusaka way back.
The Great North Road: Northern Rhodesians Worldwide
This site is no longer active but there are archived stories and photographs in the section called Boma
The Zambia Society Trust
A charity set up by former Northern Rhodesians “devoted to the relief of poverty, disability and sickness, the promotion of good health and the advancement of education in Zambia.”
Overseas Service Pensioners’ Association
Virtually all former members of the Northern Rhodesian Provincial Administration (and others) are members of this organisation. It runs seminars and seminars on colonial issues as well as defending the pension rights of members. Its publication The Overseas Pensioner publishes articles and book reviews and the site has a useful list of all publications reviewed.
Robin Clay‘s father was Resident Commissioner, Barotseland; his mother was Colony Commissioner for NR and his maternal grandparents were Robert and Olave Baden-Powell. His website has links to family stories
Chris Legg’s website has copies of “Abercornucopia”, the newspaper for Abercorn/Mbala (under “African History”)
Salusbury Books specialises in books about Sub-Saharan Africa (and is owned by Nick Trevor, a former Northern Rhodesian)
Colin Carlin, whose father was the founder of the Abercornucopia, is gradually putting up all issues of the paper. There is already much about Abercorn to look at.
Kitwe Online not only has information about Kitwe today, it has Bemba lessons, an online bookshop and maps of colonial Kitwe
The British Empire is a website hosted by Stephen Luscombe (a historian) and is a most useful resource. There is a section entitled “Library” where there are book reviews, including those of privately published memoirs. Several of these originally appeared in OSPA newsletters over the years and a good number are of works about NR/Z
The Facebook site “Extraordinary Zambia” backs up a new book – “Extraordinary Zambians”, published in Lusaka. It celebrates the lives of Zambians of the Freedom struggle and after in words and glorious pictures.
A similar project “Humans of Lusaka” looks at the achievements and aspirations of young people. Beautiful photographs of some beautiful people.
David Wilkin’s Professional and Personal Reflections of the North Western Province of Zambia 1963-1983 contains a fund of information about this fascinating but often neglected province.
R. C. Dening served in the Colonial Administration in Northern Rhodesia 1947-1964
After an item on Central African Airways, this newsreel focuses on Broken Hill (Kabwe)
Official: Zambia is the safest country in Africa – see how it ranks on the Global Peace Index.
Peter Fraenkel, who was important in the development of Central African Broadcasting Services in the 1950s, has a very good website http://www.peterfraenkel.co.uk
Some of his short stories and essays are available there – they well worth reading http://www.peterfraenkel.co.uk/tales-imp/
His book Wayaleshi (say it out loud and you’ll get the translation if you ever lived in Central Africa) is out of print (occasional second-hand copies do surface) but No Fixed Abode: A Jewish Odyssey to Africa has recently become available as an eBook http://plunkettlakepress.com/nfa.html It is a revealing account of society in the old days.