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These "new stories" are stories that might have been published in the NRJ were it still running today.  These stories can be accessed from the Links below - some Links are to files on this WebSite; others are Links to other WebSites. 

You may search this page for a given word(s) by pressing Ctrl F on your computer.

When you have finished reading an article, just close that Window to return to this Page. Latest additions are below, with the alphabetical list below that; more stories will follow.  If YOU have a story of "the old days" in Northern Rhodesia, do please send them .  Your comments are welocme.

Kris Massie has posted some "Memories of Kitwe" on FaceBook, and has kindly agreed for them to be posted here as well.

Don Cheeseman has also posted some stories on FaceBook, and has kindly agreed for them to be posted here as well.

New additions:-

To follow

This / these will be moved down into the alphabetical list below at the end of the month.

Instead of searching yourself, press Ctrl F and enter your Search word.


To read an article, click on the title.

Where the title starts with a eight-digit number,

that is the date, in yyyymmdd format.

If exact date is unknown, zeroes are used instead.

19070810 First car across Africa

19270420 Flight Cairo-Capetown Pt. 1

19270000 RAF in Livingstone

19300000 Bush-car, Mongu   

1937012 Coronation Day in Livingstone

19470408-12 Royal Visit to Livingstone

19490000 Honeymoon

19490118 Journey to school

19501225 Christmas at Feira by E.Hemwick

19500000 A walk through the rift valley

1953 NR Pocket Book Guide

19531022 Federal Party Policy.txt

19531022 Notes on Federal Party Policy.txt

19560900 Namwala.txt

19580603 GCRC to Achilles Club Members

19600518 The Queen Mother visits Barotseland

19780611 Salisbury Cathedral, Zim


A Doctor's wife in Africa

Abercorn Boma 

Achievements of the British Colonial Service


Barotseland : a Unique African Kingdom

Barotseland before Lewanika

Barotseland's first airmails

BEER - The Elephant and Catchpole

By road from Isoka, Northern Rhodesia to Nairobi, October, 1940


Close Call No.1 - LeopardClose call No. 2 - Black Mamba

Close Call No. 3 - Buffalo (in Tanzania)

Close Call No.4 - Leopard

Close call No. 6 - Croc & Hippo

Colour Bar & the CopperBelt

Construction of the Kariba dam  Link to Video

Construction of the Kariba dam   Text & other Links


Dangers in accepting African traditions

Distribution of books in Northern Rhodesia


Early days in NR

Early Days of Flying to Barotseland

French Marie

From Northern Rhodesia to South Africa by train

From NR to Zambia: Recollections of a DO / DC, 1962-73


Harry Selby

H.G. Robins

Hobson RH - Rubber - Rhodes Livingstone Museum Occ Paper 13


Jalland's Memoir


Krugers in NR

Kuomboka - a "learned" research paper


Leopard attack


Mbikusita Lewanika 3-2-1905 –7-2-1977

More about Hector Croad

Mpika airfield


Mufulira: A Short History


Northern Rhodesia, 1894-1914 by L.H. Gann - Preface, Foreword & Contents 

Northern Rhodesia and the Air Operating Companies


Portuguese  Forts in Northern RhodesiaMufulira Dancers find their feet


Records of Aylmer May Cemetery, Lusaka, opened in 1922


Speaking with Vampires: Rumor and History in Colonial Africa

Sun, Steel & Spray - A history of the Victoria Falls Bridge



Tales of a Colonial Policeman

The Congo Border

The United States and the End of British Colonial Rule in Africa, 1941-1968 by James P. Hubbard 

The Nyakyusa north of Lake Malawi

They Came to Northern Rhodesia - Index

They Came to Northern Rhodesia - complete 3.4 Mb .pdf file


Under an African Sun Ch.3Vickers Vikings on the West Coast Route


Venturing into the Rhodesias

Victoria Falls War Memorial



-------------------------[ Languages ]----------------------

In Southern Africa, there were three slightly different versions of a "lingua Franca", introduced principally for the mines, for the work-force was recruited from all over Southern Africa, with its (literally) hundreds of languages.  Each of these three could be learned with about 15 hours of tuition, during their initial week's "Acquaint" training course, before the workmen actually started work.  These three languages were also used for shopping, in the home, and in other places such as farms, garages & workshops.  They were:-

Fana-ga-lo - South Afrika  (not relevant here, seek elsewhere) 

See also this article

Chi-kabanga - Northern Rhodesia

                       Teach yourself Chikabanga

Chi-lapa-lapa - Southern Rhodesia.

                       Teach yourself Chilapalapa -  Chilapalapa to English

                       Teach yourself Chilapalapa -  English to Chilapalapa



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