Hodgson & Myburgh Ltd

Hodgson & Myburgh


Hodgson & Myburgh Ltd was a clearing, forwarding, commission and transport agent based in Umtali, Rhodesia. They owned EMCO Creamy and Mills.

The business was established by Cooper Hodgson (1867-1905) in 1896. Hodgson came to Rhodesia at the age of about twenty years (pre-pioneer column) from West Cumberland.

He started by setting up a business in Salisbury but moved to Umtali when he was part of Hodgson and Van Riet (lessees of The Umtali Tramway Ltd). He died suddenly of Blackwater fever at the age of 38.

The business was later changed to Hodgson & Myburgh.


  • James Gavin