Southern Rhodesia: Department of Lands – Quitrent Receipt (Type IIA)

Department of Lands

Quitrent Receipt (Type IIA)

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  • Date of Issue: 
  • Order No.:
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  • Paper: Greyish blue
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Southern Rhodesia: Surveyor General – Certificate of Remaining Extent (1930-1939)

Surveyor General

Certificate of Remaining Extent (1930-1939)

 

1931
1935

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British South Africa Company: Civil Commissioner’s Office – Quitrent (II)

British South Africa Company

Civil Commissioner’s Office – Quitrent (II)

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  • Date of Issue: 
  • Dept: Civil Commissioner’s Office
  • Reqn.: 
  • Printer: Waterlow & Sons Ltd
  • Paper: Blue
  • Quantity:

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United Federal Party

United Federal Party

The United Federal Party (UFP) was formed in November 1957 by a merger of the Federal Party, which had operated at the federal level, and the Southern Rhodesian United Rhodesia Party. However, after conservative elements gained control of the party; the liberal faction led by Garfield Todd broke away to re-establish the United Rhodesia Party.

In the 1958 general election in Southern Rhodesia, the UFP won 17 of the 30 seats, despite receiving fewer votes than the Dominion Party, whilst the URP failed to win a seat. In the federal election in November 1958, the UFP won 46 of the 59 seats.

General elections in Northern Rhodesia in March 1959 saw the UFP win 13 of the 20 elected seats. In the August 1961 elections in Nyasaland the Malawi Congress Party won 22 seats (including two upper roll seats) and the UFP five (all from the upper roll).

The next federal elections in March 1962 were boycotted by all other parties, allowing the UFP to win 54 of the 57 seats. However, that was the end of the UFP’s success. In the Northern Rhodesian general elections in September the UFP won the most seats, but the Northern Rhodesian African National Congress, which held the balance of power, went back on a secret pact its leader Harry Nkumbula had made with the UFP and allowed the United National Independence Party to form the government. General elections in Southern Rhodesia in December 1962 saw the UFP defeated by the new Rhodesian Front; the UFP winning 29 seats to the Front’s 35.

In April 1963, the party was split into four; the federal branch was rebranded as the Federal Party and continued to be led by Roy Welensky, whilst the territorial branches became the National Progressive Party in Northern Rhodesia, the Nyasaland Constitutional Party in Nyasaland and the Rhodesia National Party in Southern Rhodesia, where it was led by Edgar Whitehead.

The federation was dissolved at the end of 1963.

Contributors
  • Walter Herdzik

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Nyasaland: Migrant Labourer’s Work Book (8645)

Nyasaland

Migrant Labourer’s Work Book (8645)

Details

  • Date of Issue: November, 1955
  • Dept: Department of Labour
  • Reqn.: 8645
  • Printer:  
  • Paper:
  • Quantity: 125,000 Booklets

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1948 – Migrant Labour Act

1948 – Migrant Labour Act

The 1948 Migrant Labour Act entrenched agreements between Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland that dated back as early as 1947. The original agreement was to included South Africa but they later withdrew from the scheme.

The Act allowed employers to withhold part of the wages due to migrant employees. The sums withheld were used to buy Wage Stamps ( also know as employment stamps) that were then affixed to workbooks. The stamps were valued at five shillings and were available at various convenient centres or Post Offices to be purchased by employers. By 1953, 23,190 a month had been issued to Nyasaland workers, and 6,708 a month to Northern Rhodesia workers.

Part of the value purchased was then remitted to the employee upon returning home, or to their families. The employee would detach a remittance sheet and either themselves or their families could present this sheet to the Native Commissioner who would pay the value of the sheet after the employee had worked four months in Southern Rhodesia.

Although popular in Southern Rhodesia & Nyasaland, the scheme was unpopular in Northern Rhodesia with both employers and workers. In 1960 the Act was duly repealed as Southern Rhodesia was in an over-supply of labour.

Wage Stamps

Workbooks

References

  • The Balance of Payments of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1945-1954 – Alexander George Irvine
  • The Statute Law of Southern Rhodesia 1950
  • Labour Export Policy in the Development of Southern Africa – Bill Paton

Wage Stamp – Green (N)

Nyasaland

Wage Stamp – Green (N)

Details

  • Date of Issue: 1962
  • Date Withdrawn:
  • Date Invalidated:
  • Designer: 
  • Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson
  • Process:
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  • Cylinders:
  • Sheet:
  • Booklet:
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1913 – Extraordinary General Meeting of the British South Africa Company

Extraordinary General Meeting of the B.S.A.C.

27 February 1913

The British South Africa Company 1913 extraordinary general meeting took place in London in 1913.

Proxy Card

Contributors
  • Walter Herdzik

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