• Short Summary

    Travelogue detailing the history and the pleasures of Southern Rhodesia.

  • Description

    Southern Rhodesia.

    Travelogue showing the beauty of the region around the Zambesi (Zambezi) river. Aerial shots of the countryside showing housing and wildlife. Aircraft taxis along the runway of Salisbury Airport. People disembark from the aircraft. Various shots of the capital city. Beautiful flowers in the city gardens.

    Tobacco selling centre - various shots of men checking quality of tobacco leaves with an auctioneer type voice garbling tobacco prices. Narrator states that Princess Margaret asked for a recording of the auctioneer's voice as she was so intrigued by it. Pipe smoking women of the Batonka tribe - two women sit together. One holds a baby while she smokes a pipe, the other dresses her hair with clay died with ochre. Local men use canoes dug from tree trunks to take them fishing. Fish are unloaded onto shore. High angle shot of men cleaning the fish. They are spread out to dry on the roofs of their huts.

    Road tour of the countryside. Various shots of landscape and rocky outcrops. Quote by Rhodes about the grandeur and loneliness of Rhodesia. Visitors are seen at the tomb of Cecil John Rhodes.
    Matabele (sp?) warrior in traditional dress sits in a cave sharpening a spear. Cave paintings are seen in C/U. Rhinoceros and a monkey are seen in the Matopo National Park. Aerial views of the countryside. Ruins of Zimbabwe. Various shots of the ancient ruins. Narrator recounts the history of the temple and acropolis. More aerial shots of the countryside.

    Boat cruise on the Zambesi - hippos seen in the water. A small plane takes off to view the Victoria falls. Various aerial shots of the falls. Static shots of the fall. Tourists walk beside the falls. Rainbows are seen over the falls. Nicely shot material.

    Two reels of cuts exist - see other records.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:22:00 / 01:29:37:00
    CP 511

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