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Images of Colonial Life in Northern Rhodesia

Life at Mwinilunga Boma

Richard (Tim) Dening was a District Commissioner in Northern Rhodesia in the 1950s. The Boma (which strictly means a fortified place) was the Provincial Government office in the District.


Mwinilunga Boma

The Messengers

Mwinilunga Boma ca. 1951 Betty Dening and daughter Katherine are standing in front. The Messengers outside the Boma
The Messengers on Parade. The Kapasus. (A Kapasu was effectively a native authority policeman)

The Messengers on Parade

The Kapasus (had a native policing role)

Tribal chiefs prepare to greet the Governor, 1951.

Tribal Chiefs wait to greet the Governor, HE Sir Gilbert Rennie, 1951



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