Following the Cabinet crisis in Southern Rhodesia, when Mr. R. S. Garfield Todd's Cabinet resigned,?
RHODESIA (FEBRUARY 1958) Special United Federal Party Congress in Salisbury.- (Saturday. 8th February. 1958.) (REUTERS)
MS. Sir Patrick Fletcher arrives (pan left as he enters Presbyterian Church Hall where the congress was held).
MS. Mr. Garfield Toid is greeted by his wife. She shields him with a sunshade.
CS. Mr. Todd passes camera and enters Hall.
MS. Delegates inside Congress.
Fogged Section Party Cancus meeting at legislative Assembly on Sunday. 16th February. 1958.
LS. Members grouped on verandah.
CS. Mr. Ellman Brown pan to Sir George Davenport (hand on cigar at mouth - with glasses) pan to Sir Patrick Fletcher.
LS. Sir Edgar Whitehead.
MS. Press conference after Cancus meeting - Sir Edgar speaking.
CS. Sir Edgar speaking (on left).
Roll No. 2 - 100 ft. - Plus X.
Sir Edgar Whitehead Returns:
MS. Britannia comes to standstill. People going towards it.
MS. "Salisbury" on airport terminal building. People below.
MS. Sir Edgar comes down steps of aircraft and shakes hands.
MS. Sir Edgar shakes hands with others.
Note: The people who met Sir Edgar included Mr. Greenfield, Mr. Todd and Sir Patrick Fletcher.
MS. Sir Edgar walks with people who met him.
MS. Do. (aircraft background). (People L/R. Fletcher: Greenfield: Whitehead: Todd).
CS. Sir Edgar speaking at Press Conference.
MS. Press conference. Members of Press in foreground. Sir Edgar in background.
Roll No. 3 - 100 ft. - Tri-X.
After Cabinet has been sworn in by S.R. Governor, Sir Feveril William Powlett, at Governors Ledge, Salisbury.
MS. Ministers having tea and chatting to Governor and his wife (on right).
MCS. Pan from left to right: Mr. Knight, Mr. Ellman Brown, Mr. Hatty hidden by His Excellency in the foreground, then Sir George Davenport, Mr. Garfield Todd, Sir Edgar Whitehead.
MCS. Mr. Hatty. Governor comes in from right.
LS. Exterior Governor's Lodge. Governor and Ministers come out of door.
Background: Following the Cabinet crisis in Southern Rhodesia, when Mr. R. S. Garfield Todd's Cabinet resigned, a special congress of the United Federal Party called on Sir Edgar Whitehead to form a new Government. Sir Edgar was at that time Minister on behalf of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in Washington. He accepted the decision of the congress and immediately flew back from Washington to Salisbury via London, and set about the forming a new Cabinet. After apparent deadlock at one stage Sir Edgar eventually formed a Cabinet which included the former Prime Minister, Mr. Todd, and two of his former Ministers, Mr. Ellman Brown and Mr. Hatty.
The complete Cabinet is as follows:- Prime Minister and Minister of Native Affairs ............ Sir Edgar Whitehead Leader of the House and Minister of Mines, Lands and Surveys ........... Sir George Davenport Minister of Labour and Social Welfare ............ Mr. R. S. Garfield Todd Minister of the Treasury and Native Education ......... Mr. C. J. Hatty Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs ........... Adv. Reginald Knight Minister of Roads and Road Traffic, Local Government and Housing and Irrigation.. Mr. G. Ellman Brown
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