1968 – Bulawayo Jamborally

Bulawayo Jamborally

25 August – 1 September 1968

The Bulawayo Jamborally was held at Hillside Dam in 1968.

Commemorative Covers

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1973 – International Dental Congress

International Dental Congress

31 July – 3 August 1973

In 1973, the International Dental Congress was held at Victoria Falls, Rhodesia. A decision to hold the congress was made by a meeting of the Executive of the Dental Association of Rhodesia. The purpose of the conference was to clarify the problems associated with specialised dentistry and post-graduate education.

The earliest talk of the conference began in 1965 when it was suggested a senior dental health officer should be appointed for a period of five years to assist with dental issues in the region. An officer was recruited in 1968 and they undertook activities in 1971 and 1972 as part of the lead-up to the conference.

During the conference, Prime Minister Ian Smith attended and made a speech to the attendees.

Markings

A special cancellation was used for the event. It has been seen in both blue and black.

Commemorative Covers

References

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1970 – Cuboree 70

Cuboree 70

1-4 May 1970

 

Cuboree 70 was held at Lake Kyle, Fort Victoria in May 1970.

Markings

Postcards

The special mark for the event has been found on a couple of Caudwell Cards – Type I. Although the postmark has been seen applied to other cards.

Contributors
  • Paul Raynor

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1905 – Visit of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Visit of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

9-21 September 1905

The British Association for the Advancement of Science was established to hold regular meetings in various countries of the British Empire in order to encourage scientific research in other parts of the world.

In 1905, the Association visited South Africa.The overseas delegates travelled to two South African cities as part of the meeting and visited five other cities on excursions. At each venue they met their South African counterparts and presented public lectures. There were two distinct meetings; Cape Town (15-18 August), and Johannesburg (28 August – 1 September).

330 members and their wives arrived in Cape Town on 15 August and travelled on to Durban arriving on 22 August 1905. They then travelled through South Africa to Bulawayo in two special trains arriving on 9 September 1905.

In addition to these meetings, the Association commissioned a young archaeologist from England, Sir David Randall-MacIver to carry out excavations at the Zimbabwe Ruins and to report on the significance of the monument. MacIvers methods were vastly different to those used by James Theodore Bent and Richard Nicklin Hall. MacIver’s subsequent publication, Medieval Rhodesia caused great academic controversy upon its release.

Members of the Association also travelled to Rhodesia, arriving 9 September. In Bulawayo, the second Rhodesia Museum was opened by Professor G Darwin, President of the British Association, and son of Charles Darwin. In addition, Randall-MacIver presented the results of his investigations before members of the British and South African Associations in an evening discourse. The party left Bulawayo on the 10th, stopping at the Matopos on 11 September.

The Association travelled onto Victoria Falls where the Victoria Falls Bridge was officially opened by Professor Darwin on 12 September 1905. After the ceremony, members visited the Rain Forest, Livingstone Island and other areas. On 13 September, the Association visited various points of interest around the bridge before returning by training to Bulawayo on the 13 September.

After returning to Bulawayo on the 14th, one group (206 persons) went directly to Cape Town and sailed on 17 September 1905 for home, the other group going north to Salisbury, Umtali and then to Beira before travelling back to Cape Town and to the UK.

Stamp Issues

Postmarks

References

  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.67
  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.68
  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.69
  • wellcomecollection.org
Contributors
  • Adrian de Bourbon

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1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

30 May – 29 August 1953

The Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition was held at Bulawayo Park and was opened during the 1953 Royal Tour by Her Majesty by the Queen Mother. The exhibition was held to celebrate the birth Cecil J Rhodes.

The exhibition was a vast panorama of the peoples and culture of the African continent. There were a number of national pavilions of the countries which had an interest in Africa and of the many British, French, Belgian and Portuguese territories. In the pavilions were exhibits of primary industries and the exporting of raw materials including gold, iron, coal, diamonds, copper.

The B.S.A.C. displayed its vast holdings in industry and agriculture; transport was represented by various national railways and airlines and a reconstructed African village pictured the dwellings, music and dance, the arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples.

Events

Cinderellas

Commemorative Covers

Postmarks

Stamp Issues

The stamps issued below were available at each of the country’s pavilions. The stamps were only valid in their respective country except for mail posted at the Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland pavilions.

References

  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.19

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition: Postal Services – Counter 4

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Postal Services – Counter 4

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition: Postal Services – Counter 3

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Postal Services – Counter 3

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition: Postal Services – Counter 2

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Postal Services – Counter 2

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition: Postal Services – Counter 1

1953 – Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Postal Services – Counter 1

Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition: Madagascar Pavilion Coronation Cover

Central African Rhodes Centenary Exhibition

Madagascar Pavilion Coronation Cover

Coronation Cover 1
Coronation Cover 2

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