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First session of the first Parliament of Southern Rhodesia

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3052N

Scope and Contents

One print measuring 286 x 223 mm. mounted on board with an identifying caption beneath. Formal group portrait of Rhodesia's first members of Parliament. The country's administration was run by the British South African Company as the original holder of the Settlement Charter until September 12 1923 (the 33rd anniversary of the Pioneer Column's arrival at Fort Salisbury) when the country was granted responsible government as a British Colony and Sir Charles Coghlan became first Premier.

Key: Back row (left to right)
R.D. Gilchrist, J.L. Martin, C.E. Gilfillan, G.M. Huggins, J. Murdoch Eaton, J. Cowden, L.K. Robinson, H.R. Barbour, E. Edwards (Hansard), V.S. Lewis (Hansard), A. Drew (Clerk of Papers), R.W. Hawtin (Hansard).
Middle row
C.C.D. Ferris (Asst. Clerk), Lieut. Col. D.C.D. Munro, Col. C.F. Birney, Lieut. Col. O.C. Du Port, A.R. Thomson, C.F. Elcombe, J.G. Jearey (Clerk), Major W.J. Boggie, Capt. H. Bertin, F.L. Hadfield, Max Danziger, R.A. Fletcher.
Front row
Sir Ernest W.S. Montagu, Hon. W.M. Leggate, Hon.. H.U. Moffat, Hon. P.D.L. Flynn, Hon. Sir Charles P.J. Coghlan, Hon. L. Cripps (Speaker), Hon. Sir Francis Newton, Major the Hon. R.J. Hudson, C. Eickhoff (Deputy Speaker).
Insets: J.P. Richardson, F.P. Mennell.


  • 1924

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1 item(s) (1 image)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Colonial Secretary's Office, December 17 1924.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 1448, 3284.


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.



Includes index.
2006-09-13 10:12:07+00:00
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