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Northern Rhodesia Police

Northern Rhodesia Police

 

The British South African Company considered that its territory north of the Zambezi was more suitable for a largely African police force than a European one. However, at first the British South Africa Police patrolled the north of the Zambezi in North Western Rhodesia, although its European troops were expensive and prone to diseases. This force and its replacements were paramilitaries, although there was a small force of European civil police in the towns.

The British South Africa Police were replaced by the Barotse Native Police force, which was formed in 1902 (other sources date this as 1899 or 1901). This had a high proportion of European NCOs as well as all European officers and was merged with the civil police to form the Northern Rhodesia Police in 1911.

Initially, Harry Johnston in the British Central Africa Protectorate had responsibility for North Eastern Rhodesia, and Central Africa forces including Sikh and African troops were used there until 1899. Until 1903, local magistrates recruited their own local police, but in that year a North Eastern Rhodesia Constabulary was formed, which had only a few white officers; all its NCOs and troopers were African. This was also merged into the Northern Rhodesia Police in 1912, which then numbered only 18 European and 775 African in six companies, divided between the headquarters of the various districts.

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Northern Rhodesia Police: Mufulira

Northern Rhodesia Police

Mufulira

Postcards: Shapiro’s Curios Store – Type II

Shapiro’s Curios Store

Type II

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Postcards: Shapiro’s Curios Store – Type I

Shapiro’s Curios Store

Type I

 

This type has similar fonts as those used on S.A.P.S.C.O. cards.

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Tokim: BH Series – Broken Hill

Tokim

BH Series – Broken Hill

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
BH/7Broken Hill

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Postcards: Gevaert – Type IA (Kitwe)

Gevaert

Type IA (Kitwe)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
K31Frederick Knapp School. Kitwe.

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Postcards: Gevaert – Type I (Nkana)

Gevaert

Type I (Nkana)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
K23View from Recreation Club, Nkana.

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Postcards: Gevaert – Type II (Ndola)

Gevaert

Type II (Ndola)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
K21Cecil Avenue, Ndola.

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Postcards: Real Photo Cards – Type VIIIi

Real Photo Cards

Type VIIIi

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AAbercorn, North Eastern Rhodesia.
N/AFife, North Eastern Rhodesia.27/02/1908

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