Missionaries of Africa: Ipusukilo Mission

Missionaries of Africa

Ipusukilo Mission

 

The Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) founded Ipusukilo mission in 1914, but it did not really get underway until after the conclusion of World War I.  The mission is located on the banks of the Lufubu river in the Luwingu District of Northern Province of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia).  The White Fathers transferred control of the mission to the Salesians (Roman Catholic religious order) in 1986.  The Salesians, in turn, handed the mission over to the local Kasama Archdiocese in 1992. 

The diocese continues to operate the mission, which includes the Ipusukilo mission school.

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References

  • Christian Missionaries and the Creation of Northern Rhodesia 1880-1924 – R.I. Rotberg
  • Salesian Newslink
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Postcards: Missionaries of Africa – Northern Rhodesia

Missionaries of Africa

Northern Rhodesia

 

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Missionaries of Africa

Missionaries of Africa

The Society of Missionaries of Africa (Missionari d’ Africa) – also known as the “White Fathers” (Pères Blancs) – is a Roman Catholic international missionary society of priests and brothers founded in 1868 by the first Archbishop of Algeria, later Cardinal Lavigerie. The name “White Fathers” comes from their religious habit (dress), which resembles the traditional clothing worn in North Africa – a white tunic (gandoura) and hooded cape (burnoose). Their sole missionary focus is Africa – primarily central Africa. 

In 1878 its members founded the first Catholic missions in the Rift Valley lakes region of then German East Africa (present-day Burundi, Rwanda and large part of Tanzania).  From there, the White Fathers moved south and entered the high plateau of North-Eastern Rhodesia, beginning first with the Mambwe peoples in 1891.

Kayambi (Kayambe) Mission was established 1895, prior to the effective rule of the British South Africa Company.  The White Fathers next turned their attention to the more numerous Bemba (BaBemba) peoples.  Under the leadership of Bishop Dupont, the White Fathers sought influence with Chief Mwamba. Upon his death, they secured favorable access to the Bemba territory (sometimes referred to as “Bembaland”), establishing missions at Chilubula and Chilonga in 1899.

As of 2018, there were 1200 White Father missionaries in Africa.

Missions

Northern Rhodesia
  • 1895 – Kayambi
  • 1899 – Chilubula
  • 1899 – Chilonga
  • 1903 – Chilubi
  • 1905 – Kapatu
  • 1905 – Lubwe
  • 1914- Ipusukilo
  • 1922 – Rosa
  • 1922 – Malole

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Revenue: Cecil Roberts & Letts

Cecil Roberts & Letts

Bulawayo

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Revenue: Salisbury Club

Salisbury Club

Salisbury

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Avondale Village Management Board

Avondale Village Management Board

 

Avondale Farm was purchased from J.H. Kennedy by Alfred Blackburn in 1903. In 1910, Blackburn subdivided the land into 25 acre residential plots. Avondale was declared a village on 15th June, 1911 with the new suburbs of Emerald Hill and Kensington being formed within the original farm boundary.

Avondale remained an autonomous suburb of Salisbury, administered by a Village Management Board, until 18th May 1934, when it was incorporated into Salisbury Municipality. The vote to join the city was carried by a majority of 13 only after it was agreed residents would get electricity.

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Solomon Samuel Grossberg

Solomon Samuel Grossberg

1890-1964

Solomon Samuel Grossberg was born in 1890. His place of birth is listed as a number of places including Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. He was the younger son of Abraham Grossberg of Plumtree and he was a prominent Jewish member in the Rhodesian community.

Solomon was a financier and businessman who ran a successful wholesale business in Bulawayo, S. S. Grossberg. During WWI he was part of the Jewish Rhodesian Reserves. On 13th June, 1946 he made the King’s Birthday Honours for services in connection with benevolent and social welfare movements.

Solomon died of heart related issues on 4th July, 1964.

References

  • An African Trading Empire: The Story of the Susman Brothers and Wulfsohn 1901-2005 – Hugh Macmillan
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Coghlan & Welsh

Coghlan & Welsh

Bulawayo

In 1902, the firm of Frames & Coghlan was dissolved after Percy Ross Frames left for Johannesburg citing the poor economic conditions in Rhodesia. Allan Ross Welsh became a partner of the firm on 1st January, 1903 and the practice became known as Coghlan & Welsh.

Coghlan & Welsh continues today and is one of the oldest and most established firms in Bulawayo in particular and in Zimbabwe as a whole.

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Rhozambia Mines Ltd

Rhozambia Mines Ltd

 

Rhozambia Mines Ltd was registered in 1923. In 1934 it changed it’s name to Southern Rhodesia Goldfields Ltd.

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  • Register of Defunct Companies
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