Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Northern Rhodesia Mission Field

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Northern Rhodesia Mission Field

The Northern Rhodesian Mission Field was organised in 1921. The territory covered Northern Rhodesia and the Caprivi Strip (a salient of Namibia that protrudes eastward for about 450 km from the north-eastern corner of Namibia. It is bordered by Botswana to the south, and by Angola and Zambia to the north).


  • 1905 – Rusangu Mission Station
  • 1917 – Musofu Mission Station
  • 1921 – Katima Mulilo Mission Station
  • 1925 – Muchenje Mission (re-opened 1934)
  • 1928 – Liumba Hill Mission Station

Native Missions

  • 1930 – Demu Mission
  • 1930 – Munenga Mission
  • 1931 – Sala Mission Station
  • 1933 – Sitote Misison Station
  • 1934 – Kuamba Mission
  • 1935 – Dimbwe Mission
  • 1935 – Kazungula Mission
  • 1936 – Tapo Mission Station


Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Liumba Hill Mission Station

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Liumba Hill Mission Station

Samuel M Konigmacher established a school at Liumba Hill, Barotseland in 1928. Konigmacher had worked at Rusangu Mission and left to open Musofu Mission Station before opening Liumba Hill.

In 1935, a small dispensary was added and Konigmacher oversaw seven village schools.


Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Mwami Mission Station

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Mwami Mission Station

The Mwami Mission Station was purchased by the Seventh-Day Adventists in 1925. Located 30km southeast of Chipata in the Eastern Province of Zambia and just 8km west of the Malawi-Zambia border, the mission was created to serve the people across that region. In 1927, a hospital with established at the station.

In 1962, the Mwami School of Nursing was established. It continues to operate today, training both young men and women to serve as qualified Zambian Enrolled Nurses across the country. An eye surgery centre at the mission saw its first patients in 1985, a service that is still provided to the community.




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.



Commemorative Covers


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.


  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.19

Postcards: Universities’ Mission to Central Africa – Ndola

Universities’ Mission to Central Africa


No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AThe Cathedral Church of the nativity...


1956 – First Direct Airlink between Dar-es-Salaam and Ndola

First Direct Airlink between Dar-es-Salaam and Ndola

4 March 1956

On 4 March 1956, East African Airways established an airlink between Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika to Ndola, Northern Rhodesia.


1934 – First Mail Service to Australia & New Zealand (To New Zealand)

First Regular Mail Service to Australia

To New Zealand


From Broken Hill to New Zealand

1933 – First Regular Mail Service to Singapore (To Straits Settlements)

First Regular Mail Service to Singapore

To Straits Settlements


Broken Hill to Straits Settlements
Bulawayo to Straits Settlements
Salisbury to Straits Settlements

QSL Cards: VQ2RB – Ralph Barlow

Ralph Barlow


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