Attention!  This new site is still under construction. Until it is complete, please visit the old site as well as it has many more pages which are well worth viewing.

Window on Rhodesia – the Jewel of Africa

View of Rhodesia from the window of the Leopard Rock Hotel, Vumba, near Umtali.
“No territory annexed to the British Empire in the last hundred years has come with a more honourable record than Rhodesia”

– His Excellency Lieut-Col. Sir John Chancellor G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., D.S.O. first Governor of Southern Rhodesia, 1st October 1923.

Purpose of the site

This is a Rhodesian archive about Rhodesia from Cecil Rhodes to Ian Smith (formerly Southern Rhodesia, and for 10 years a part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and now called Zimbabwe) for the purpose of placing on record the way of life and amazing achievements, possibly without equal in the world, of a small community living its own life and developing a country from scratch whilst also taking on the burden and succeeding in uplifting a much more numerous backward population.  The site is intended not just for those of us who lived there but also for those who did not. – Rhodesia in Brief


Attention – Please read this!  This new site is still under construction. Until it is complete, please be sure to visit the old site as well as it has many more pages of information which are well worth viewing.



Rhodesia in the Context of History

Pioneer Travel in early Rhodesia

Cameos from Early Rhodesian History

For King and Empire – Britain’s most loyal ally!

More links…


RBC Recordings by Colin Weyer

Rhodesian Patriotic Songs


MAPS – masses of them!

A large collection including the whole country at 1:250 000 scale.

Find the village, farm, mine or mission where you or your family lived!


Road Travel in Rhodesia

Rhodesia Railways

Air Rhodesia



Towns & Cities of Rhodesia

Colourful Place Names of Rhodesia


Cecil Rhodes – A GIANT of his Time

Leaders of Rhodesia

Sir Godfrey Huggins – Prime Minister 1933-1956

Sir Roy Welensky


Independence Constitution & Franchise

Parliamentary Government

A Letter to The Times of London

Rhodesia’s Case

African Welfare

A People’s Progress 1890-1970

Advancement in African Housing

How Bulawayo Cares for its African Population

The New Environment

African Life by Lawrence Chaza

Challenge & Achievement in the tribal areas


Golden Dawn – 1 million acres under irrigation