JOURNAL OF THE RHODESIAN STUDY CIRCLE: NO. 282 October 2020

    • Editorial
    • Membership News and Information
    • Obituary: Joyce Pollard
    • Matters Arising
    • Members Ask
    • Members Share
    • Reports of Virtual Meetings:
      • Manchester (22/8/2020)
      • Manchester (12/9/2020)
    • The Besançon Rhodesia Admiral Sale – David Spivack
    • The Tanganyika Flotilla – Derek Lambert and Jefferson Ritson
    • The Rhodesia Admiral Colour Trials – Stephen Reah-Johnson
    • A Paris Missionary Society 1930 postal stationery card – Tony Banks
    • Prospector’s Licences – Patrick Flanagan
    • Stanley Gibbons BSAC Admiral Catalogue Listing 2021 Update – David Spivack
    • The Rhodesia Admirals – a Baker’s Dozen – David Spivack
    • Up the River to the Lake – A pictorial review from the African Lakes Corporation Archives -Stuart Ross
    • The postcards of Dr Georges Reutter – Sean Burke
    • Rhodesia – The Arms Issues – Some things that intrigue me – Colin Hoffman
    • British Central Africa Provisional 1d on 3/- 1898 The First Setting – Brian Coop
    • The Church of Sweden Mission in Southern Rhodesia – Mark Loomis
    • Intriguing BCA Official Cover to the Royal Geographical Society – Tony Plumbe
    • Seen on EBay
    • Southern Rhodesian Red Cross Message Form – Ken Scudder
    • The Rhodesia ‘Small Arms’ Postal Stationery Cards – Andrew Wilkie
    • Frédéric Christol: Artist and Evangelist (1850-1933) – Ian Menzies

JOURNAL OF THE RHODESIAN STUDY CIRCLE: NO. 281 September 2020

 

  • Editorial
  • Membership News and Information
  • Obituaries: Wilfried Schrader, Otto Peetoom
  • Matters Arising
  • Members Ask
  • Members Share
  • Reports of Virtual Meetings:
    • Melbourne (20/6/2020)
    • Melbourne (21/6/2020)
    • Manchester (27/6/2020)
    • North America (18/7/2020)
    • Manchester (25/7/2020)
    • Melbourne (8/8/2020)
    • Melbourne (9/8/2020)
  • Gabriel Ellison Zambian Stamp Designer 1930-2017 – Allan Rendle
  • More Gabriel Ellison Artwork – Patrick Flanagan
  • The Halfpenny Doublehead Plates: Plate I Revisited – Bob Looker
  • The Wedge Conundrum – Bob Looker
  • Postal Sanctions – Mike Hughes
  • Early Missionary Mail from British Central Africa – Paul Peggie
  • Postal History from A.J. Storey –
  • British Central Africa – John Shawley
  • Rhodesian Trivia – Brian Trotter
  • Heavyweight postal history from Zambia’s Northern Province – Anita McCullough
  • Postmarks of Northern Rhodesia and Zambia beginning with the letter ‘M’ – Mark Thomas
  • On British Central Africa’s Two Pence Registration Envelope – Peter Thy
  • In the footsteps of David Livingstone – Chris Moffat
  • The 1896 overprints of the 1892 high values – Adrian de Bourbon
  • Another look at Southern Rhodesia George VI Tobacco Tax – Dave Cooper
  • Fellows of the RSC
  • Balla Balla, Filabusi Siding and Sinkukwe Spur – Rob Burrett
  • Members of forty years or more

 

Conversations with Swiss Missionaries in Barotseland 1940-1972

Rhodesian Study Circle

Conversations with Swiss Missionaries in Barotseland 1940-1972 (with photographs and watercolours by Claire Bornand)

A new publication of the RSC by member Ian Menzies (who resides in Geneva and farms cattle in Zimbabwe). This is a much smaller publication than recent Memoirs;  it is about a rather intimate encounter with one of those brave women who journeyed to Central Africa as missionaries in the middle of the 20th Century and is entitled: Conversations with Swiss Missionaries in Barotseland 1940-1972.

Conversations with Swiss missionaries’ is the story of a young nurse – Claire Bornand –  from Geneva who sets out for Barotseland in 1940. She travels through Vichy France, through post Civil War Spain and eventually to her station on the Upper Zambezi. Many of her veteran colleagues are ill or exhausted and she soon finds herself taking responsibility for a clinic and treating thousands of patients. In her diary, she records Lozi customs, she photographs scenes on the Zambezi and botanical observations in her delightful series of watercolours. The 40 page book is based on interviews, documents bequeathed to the Geneva Ethnographic Museum and Paris DEFAP missionary archives.

Details

  • Title: Conversations with Swiss Missionaries in Barotseland 1940-1972 
  • Author: Ian Menzies
  • Available from late July, 2020.
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Malawi Red Cross Society

Malawi Red Cross Society

Lilongwe

In 1966, the Malawi government passed Act 51 of Parliament establishing the Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) as a voluntary society, allowing it the right to use the protected Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems in conformity with Geneva Conventions. It became a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 1971.

MRCS has 141 staff members and a total of  30,000 volunteers with 33 Divisions in all the 3 regions of Malawi. Its Headquarters is in Area 14, in Lilongwe.

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Spink: “Dubois” British Commonwealth Collection of Stamps and Covers – March, 2020

Spink

“Dubois” British Commonwealth Collection of Stamps and Covers

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Southern Rhodesia: Department of Printing & Stationery

Southern Rhodesia

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