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From: Colin Weyer
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2014 9:36 AM
Thanks for advising on completion of your Balovale project.
I have had a dekko and already learned from it!
I think it is very good that you have taken the trouble to research, make use of your material and set this matter out for posterity.
[Thank you - though I have done no research.
But I hope what I have posted
may help others with their research.]
From: Akashambatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 5:24 PM
This information is very welcome and appreciated.
[Thank you. It is, of course, seventy years old!]
From: David Moir
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 4:25 PM
On behalf of all of us who have an interest in old Barotseland many thanks indeed for sharing all the information that you hold. It is so important that it is never lost.
[Thank you; my feelings precisely - which is why I'm doing it!]
From: Colin Weyer
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:29 AM
I always felt rather sorry for the Barotse having voluntarily placed themselves under British protection then to find themselves foisted onto Kaunda's Zambia without proper consultation or any meaningful provision for their autonomy.
But that seems to have been the way of the British in the 1960s!
[There was "The Barotse Agreement" drawn up and signed by all parties - and then Kaunda tore it up ! Google will tell you more. But THIS WebSite is (intended to) stick with History up until the settlement in 1941; though it's tempting to add a PostScript.]
From: Kenneth Suckling
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:07 AM
I am most interested to see what you have found regarding the Lozi/Lunda & Luvale dispute. My father, Gordon Suckling, who passed away in 1997, often related this incident to us but without much detail, except to say my Grandfather George Suckling (Counsel for the Lunda & Lovale), won the case.
So I am delighted to hear you have dug up the info and would love to see what it is you have got.
This year I am planning to rally some of the local churches around Chitokoloki to celebrate the centenery of my Granfather's founding of the mission (1914). I have yet to talk to some of the leaders in the area, as well as the missionaries currently running Chitokoloki, but I am planning maybe August, September as a likely time.
From: Gill Clay (daughter of Gervas Clay, Counsel for the Barotse)
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 10:40 AM
Well done with the new website. Let’s hope that this will help the Barotse to gain some sort of autonomy from the Zambian Government. This is what they would have had in 1964 if they hadn’t mostly boycotted the elections. They did this because they didn’t want anything to do with UNIP who were busy balloting in Barotseland. As it was, the UNIP supporters voted and won the day, so Barotseland was pushed in with Zambia and even lost its name! The Government officials had been ordered not to influence the Barotse and Dad was heartbroken and felt Barotseland had been badly let down. This is how I remember it.
From: Diana Polisensky
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 5:35 AM
You are doing an admirable job with sharing the wealth of fresh material on NR and Barotseland for us all to absorb. Great way to start the New Year.