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The Pioneer Officers, 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052A/2

Scope and Contents

Modern copy. A group portrait of the 19 officers in front of a row of wagons, probably at Macloutsie in June 1890. Several of the figures are identified in pencil beneath the print. W.D. Gale in ‘One Man’s Vision: The Story of Rhodesia’ (London, 1935) reproduces this photograph and gives a complete list. Gale’s identifications are as follows: (back row, left to right) Lieut. Farrell, Lieut. Frank Mandy, Dr Tabateau, Dr Lichfield, Capt. Roach, Capt. Hoste, Lieut. Barrow, Lieut. A. Campbell, Lieut. George Burnett, Rev. Mr. Surridge (Church of England). (Middle row) Lieut. Ellerton Fry, Lieut. Ted Burnett, Capt. Heany, Major Frank Johnson, Capt. F.C. Selous. (Front row) Lieut. Biscoe, Lieut. Nicholson, Lieut. Beale and Dr Brett.


  • Creation: 1890


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1 photographic print(s) : photograph


205 x 151 mm.

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