Gatooma

Gatooma

 

a city on the Bulawayo-Salisbury railroad in Southern Rhodesia. Population, 16,700 (1967), including 2,400 Europeans. The city is the center of a gold-mining region and the focus of the country’s cotton industry. Gatooma has clothing, metalworking, and flour-milling industries.

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Twelve others, including Marshall's wife Rachel, 32, were found Veilstone, and Gatooma homes in Bideford and Holsworthy, Devon.
This area roughly stretched from the Bindura/Mazoe area and more particularly Hartley (now Chegutu), through Gatooma (now Kadoma), Que Que (now Kwekwe), Enkeldoorn (now Chivhu), Gwelo (now Gweru), down to Filabusi and Gwanda.
Regardless of such pronouncements, an anonymous writer to the Gatooma Mail and Mining Gazette was riled by the apparent apathy of the Government in response to the unfolding environmental crisis and urged it to embark on a programme of re-afforestation because 'it is essential a scheme should at once be initiated and put into continuous operation to make good the devastation which is in progress'.
(30) Apart from gaining farming experience, especially as maize farmers, contact with the farms where they got wages, and with the cash economy and towns such as Que Que and Gatooma, also influenced other aspects of their lives such as clothing and diet.
Such settlements included Mutare (Umtali), Gweru (Gwelo), Shurugwi (Selukwe) Kadoma (Gatooma), Marondera (Marandellas), Kwe Kwe (Que Que), Mvuma (Umvuma), Chinhoyi (Sinioa) and Musvewedede (Musonedi) in Mazoe area.
Urban area 1936 1941 1946 Salisbury (Harare) 20.177 32.008 45.993 Bulawayo 15.322 21.340 33.322 Gwelo (Gweru) 2.165 5.100 7.237 Que Que (Kwekwe) 2.608 3.686 3.860 Gatooma (Kadoma) 1,718 1.564 2.380 Umtali (Mutare) 3.566 4.812 6.549 Totals 45.550 68.510 99.341 Urban area 1951 1969 1974 Salisbury (Harare) 75.000 280.000 420.000 Bulawayo 56.000 187.270 270.000 Gwelo (Gweru) 9.800 36.840 51.000 Que Que (Kwekwe) 4.600 18.740 30.000 Gatooma (Kadoma) 4.600 18.740 30.000 Umtali (Mutare) 10.900 36.300 48.000 Totals 161.200 589.480 859.000 Source: Auret (1995) Table 2--Population Estimates in Major Towns and Cities in Zimbabwe: 1961/2, 1969 and 1982 Year Name of urban centre 1961/2 1969 1982 Harare 310.
Twelve others, including Marshall's wife Rachel, 32, were found guilty of abuse at the Veilstone, and Gatooma homes in Bideford and Holsworthy, Devon.