The Bechuanaland Protectorate
covered most of present-day Botswana.
Believing with good cause that they themselves were marked out as Rhodes' next victims, Khama and two fellow chiefs from the Bechuanaland Protectorate
set sail for London in August 1895.
The British who were then administering the Bechuanaland Protectorate
(now Botswana) confiscated the guns making the Baherero destitute.
Within the space of twenty-five days the rinderpest had ravaged Bechuanaland Protectorate
, travelling the distance of about five hundred miles at an astounding speed of twenty miles per day.(4) Although the Limpopo, the Molopo and the Vaal rivers held back the disease temporarily, and the Transvaal government had taken timely steps to forbid all transport with its neighbouring states as soon as the outbreak of the disease was reported in neighbouring Rhodesia, these barriers were soon to prove ineffective.
He said the rich history included Lobatse having been the first administrative capital of Bechuanaland Protectorate
, and being the site of the first meeting of the African Advisory Council and Legislative Council when Bechuanaland was preparing for independence.
However, due to lack of resources and knowledge of the area, and due to the fact that European access to Caprivi had always been made from the south east, Caprivi was administered as part of the Bechuanaland Protectorate
The book is also a study of the expansion of Ngwato authority under the leadership of chief Khama, whose long reign (1872-1923) saw GammaNgwato grow from a polity of a few hundred subjects to a vast kingdom embracing virtually the entire Bechuanaland Protectorate
. Both sorts of processes are familiar to African historians and have any number of analogues elsewhere.
Neil Parsons, who was a fellow historian there, contributes a study of the rather unusual and inbred succession of colonial administrators who governed the former Bechuanaland Protectorate
, while Brian Mokopakgosi, who was his student, has an excellent piece on the Nama of south eastern Namibia and their sufferings at the hands of concession hunters operating under the umbrella of the German protectorate government.
Upon his return to Bechuanaland Protectorate
in late 1950s, he served as an education officer.
The Chiefs of the Bechuanaland Protectorate
together with their people have
The BPS of today has evolved from three infant forces, namely the Bechuanaland Mounted Police in 1884, Bechuanaland Border Police in 1885 and Bechuanaland Protectorate
Police in 1902.
The P5 stamp depicts the youthful former president as a teacher before becoming part of the emerging political elite in the then Bechuanaland Protectorate
, the P7 one portrays him as a national leader during his presidency while the P10 one shows the post presidency period and his commitment to farming and the agricultural sector.