Postcards: The Nyasaland Pharmacies – Type I (B Series)

The Nyasaland Pharmacies

Type I (B Series)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
B1Victoria Avenue, Blantyre.
B2
B3Ground, Blantyre Sports Club.16/07/1930
B4Native Market, Blantyre.07/12/1928
B5
B6Soche Hill, Blantyre.

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Postcards: The Nyasaland Pharmacies – Type I (A Series)

The Nyasaland Pharmacies

Type I (A Series)

Although not directly attributed to The Nyasaland Pharmacies, it is believe this is published by them.

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
A1Blantyre Hotel and English Street.

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Postcards: The Art Centre – Type II

The Art Centre

Type II

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Postcards: The Art Centre – Type I

The Art Centre

Type I

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Postcards: Real Photo Cards – Type III – Nyasaland I

Real Photo Cards

Type III – Nyasaland I

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AGrand Beach Hotel, Lake Nyasa.

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Postcards: Real Photo Cards – Type IIH – Nyasaland 1

Real Photo Cards

Type IIH – Nyasaland 1

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
No.6Native Fisherman in Cape Maclear Bay.
No.7Natives - Out to Catch Live Bait on Lake Nyasa.
No.9Dr. William Black. An Early Missionary to Lake Nyasa.
No.13Cape Maclear seen from Elephant Island.18/08/1951
No.14Cape Maclear Hotel, Lake Nyasa.30/05/1950
No.15Monkey Bay, Lake Nyasa.16/05/1955
No.18Natives Operating the Liwonde Ferry.13/08/1950

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Nyasaland Hotels and Brewery Ltd

Nyasaland Hotels and Brewery Ltd

 

In 1946, the ownership of Ryall’s Hotel merged with Grand Beach Hotel to form the Nyasaland Hotel Company, the first corporate hotel formation. Following trends in South Africa, the company joined with a local brewery to form Nyasaland Hotels and Brewery Ltd.

In the 1950’s the company built two additional hotels, Shire Highlands Hotel in Limbe and Angoni Highlands Hotel in Dedza.

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References

London and Rhodesian Mining & Land Co Ltd

London and Rhodesian Mining & Land Co Ltd

Salisbury

The London and Rhodesian Mining & Land Co Ltd (Lonrho) was incorporated in 1909. The business began in Rhodesia as mainly a mining and agricultural business. By the 1960’s the company was struggling.

In 1961, Roland Rowlands took on a strategy to transform the company into a worldwide conglomerate. His introduction was introduced to Lonrho through the Honorable Angus Ogilvy, husband to Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Princess Alexandra, and the director of the company. Ogilvy recruited Rowland, convinced that the 44-year-old mining consultant could turn around the company’s struggles.

Once named a managing director, Rowland moved quickly to expand the company’s interests, using his own portfolio of African holdings as a map for Lonrho’s expansion and diversification. The company’s involvement in mining and ranching was deepened, and forays into automobile and oil distribution were made. Concurrently, the geographic scope of the company was widened considerably until it embraced nearly all of the African continent. Expansion took Lonrho out of Rhodesia, north of the Limpopo River, and into neighboring Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Zaire, and Tanzania, transforming the company into an African conglomerate without rival.

In 1998, the company split it’s mining activities into Lomin.

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Contributors
  • James Gavin

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