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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.

New additions:-

17th March

        19490000 Honeymoon

These will be moved down into the alphabetical list below at the end of the month.

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To read an article, click on the title.

19070810 First car across Africa

19270420 Flight Cairo-Capetown Pt. 1

19270000 RAF in Livingstone

19300000 Bush-car, Mongu

19470408-12 Royal Visit to Livingstone

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 Barotseland19780611 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

Close Call No.1 - Leopard

Close call No. 2 - Black Mamba

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


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

Mufulira: A Short History

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



Northern Rhodesia and the Air Operating Companies

Mpika airfield

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


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




-------------------------[ 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 garages & workshops.  They were:-

Fanagalo - South Afrika  (not relevant here, seek elsewhere)

Chikabanga - Northern Rhodesia

                       Teach yourself Chikamanga

Chilapalapa - Southern Rhodesia.

                       Teach yourself Chilapalapa -  Chilapalapa to English

                       Teach yourself Chilapalapa -  English to Chilapalapa



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