She went to an all girls school in Rhodesia before studying education and art at the University of Rhodesia & Nyasaland
, which she describes as 'just like any other university in a big city'.
Hanna, The Beginnings of Nyasaland
and North-Eastern Rhodesia (Oxford, 1967), p.
In 1943 the catechism was supplemented by the publication of a series of sixteen Bible studies for discussion groups, translated from a book produced for Nyasaland
Essentially, the Federation's concept was to combine the large supply of cheap labour in Nyasaland
(Malawi), the plentiful mineral resources of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), with the capital, coal and technological know-how of Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
True to his words, he repeatedly left his Johannesburg headquarters to roam over the continent, visiting, assessing, describing and publishing collections from Bechuanaland, Rhodesia, Nyasaland
, Mozambique, the Congo basin, Tanganyka and Uganda.
I was myself writing at the time for one of the more "liberal" UK newspapers, The Observer, a paper I venerated because Amnesty International (an organisation devoted to the cause of political prisoners worldwide) had been born in its pages, and it supported the people of Nyasaland
(Malawi) when the British government and the government of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
conspired to smear the leaders of the Malawi Congress Party, by falsely accusing them of a plot to massacre their political opponents.
democratic rights and self-government for the people of Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Nyasaland
, Somaliland and Zanzibar'
In 1953, both Rhodesias were joined with Nyasaland
(now Malawi) to form the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
I am a retired colonial officer who worked in Nyasaland
, now Malawi, from 1948 to 1953, the start of a long love affair with Africa in general and southern Africa in particular.
The government agencies commissioning the films seem to have had two major purposes: the first was to educate (or, more accurately, indoctrinate) colonial subjects in modernizing techniques such as new agricultural methods; the second--and more disturbing--was to produce political propaganda, particularly in support of the highly unpopular Central African Federation of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland
in the 1950s.
The prehistoric rock art of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
An African El dorado: Monomotapa and Mocambique, 1498-1752 (Salisbury, Rhodesia: Historical Association of Rhodesia and Nyasaland