"Land and property
. . . in
Southern Rhodesia - a country of vast potentialities
and rapid development - are investments which increase in value
handsome dividends. Whether you are interested in the town or in
the country, we are able to advise you on all transactions to your
advantage", advertised an estate
agent in the book 'Rhodes & Rhodesia,
The Man and his Monument', published in 1953 to commemorate the
100th anniversary of Cecil John Rhodes' birth. The 19th Century
entrepeneur and visionary had been determined to gain the riches
of Central Africa for Britain and to spread her civilizing influence,
pursued his dream.
Click the History Button to learn more about Southern
Century white immigrants from Britain were
encouraged to settle in countries of empire like Southern Rhodesia,
and before and after World War II, individuals
and families left for different reasons. For some sunshine
beckoned, whereas for others good education and disillusionment
in the UK were relevant. The Reflections of Rhodesia website
is a collection of memories of four settlers who lived there.
Between the years of 1938 and 1963, their families were linked
by involvement with parish activities in the Anglican
Church of St Margaret of Scotland, North End, Bulawayo.
Click the Interviews Button to learn about their
memories of that period.