Finger Rock near the Morgenster Mission, Victoria District
Fountains in Cecil Square, Salisbury
On the “narrow tar” Shamva – Bindura road
Approaching Birchenough Bridge. The arch may just be seen in the centre glinting above the road. Note the young baobab tree on the right.
Mtarazi Falls (Rt) from Honde Valley, Rhodesia. The river drops 2,499 feet (762 metres) being the 2nd highest in Africa. (Mutaruru Falls to the left)
Bubye River Bridge, Rhodesia 1975. A fine example of 50 years progress taken from the Lion & Elephant Motel. The old low level bridge is covered with debris after heavy rains.
Deadly Hazard awaiting the unwary just round the bend on the narrow tar between Banket and Raffingora.
The Hazard – only room for one car at a time over the low level bridge! Probably the Mukwadzi as that’s the only river in the area marked as bridged. But it could be the Muneni or Ndondondo.
The fly chamber near Makuti on the road between Karoi and Chirundu – a precaution against the tsetse fly which is still endemic in the Zambezi Valley.
Salisbury, capital city of Rhodesia, from The Kopje – a much photographed view down the years
View from G Car out of FAF8 over Umtasa Mission, north of Umtali, October 1977.
On top of the world – well, Rhodesia anyway! Mount Inyangani, 8504 ft (2592m)
Zimbabwe Ruins, Rhodesia 1976
The old strip road South of Fort Victoria, near the Zimbabwe Ruins; all weather roads at an economic price. This Rhodesian innovation, from the 1930s, led to the best road network in Africa at a time when even South Africa had only dirt and gravel roads.
The Jack Quinton Bridge, due East of Chiredzi, which spans the lower Sabi River; seen here during the dry season.
Rhodesian troopies in the operational area relaxing between contacts in 1977. Unprompted, and unwatched by the world’s media, this was but one example of many which I could have photographed whilst on call ups, showing ordinary Rhodesians playing sport together for fun.
Mount Inyangani, the highest point in Rhodesia, looking East towards the Moçambique border.
Kariba Dam, Zambezi River April 1975
Fishing at Mazoe Dam. The road to Bindura can be seen to the left.
Heading N.E. from Banket towards Mtoroshanga showing typical Mashonaland scenery.
Threatening rain: Makuti Motel at the top of the Zambezi Escarpment.
First Street, Salisbury, looking South. Christmas 1974
First World living becoming a reality for Rhodesia’s Third World population: typical African housing in Bulawayo
A favourite stop: the fruit kiosk at the Mazoe Dam
Where it all started in 1890. The Flagstaff, Cecil Square, Salisbury; looking West along Gordon Ave.
Centenary Park, Bulawayo
Rhodes statue on Main Street, Bulawayo
Maleme Dam, Rhodes Matopos National Park. The dams built all over Rhodesia have invariably improved on the beauty of nature.
Canoeing to Remembrance Island on the West side of Lake McIlwaine.
A distant view of Cross Kopje, Umtali.
The author at Cross Kopje, Umtali. The cross was erected in 1924 in memory of the Africans of the Rhodesia Native Regiment who lost their lives in East Africa during the Great War.
A view of the 1978 Christmas decorations looking North along First Street, recently converted to a pedestrian mall, taken from the junction with Gordon Ave.
The Inyangombe Falls showing the upper falls (above) which run directly into the lower falls (right) They are seldom seen photographed together.
Melsetter Village Green with the Pioneer Memorial in the centre.
A Flame Lily, Rhodesia’s national flower, photographed at Inyangombe Falls earlier the same year.
Pioneer Day ceremony Cecil Square, Salisbury 1976
First Street, Salisbury looking North to Jameson Ave. Southampton House, on the corner of Union Ave, in the foreground followed by the Beverley Building Society and the Reserve Bank beyond.
Saint Mary & All Saints Cathedral, Salisbury.
Teviotdale Road looking North to Vainona in Salisbury.
A junction in Inyanga National Park.
Heading East across Birchenough Bridge
Rhodesia v Natal, Gillette Cup semi-final, Police Ground, Salisbury, Jan 1977. Natal won and went on to win the final. But Rhodesia won the competition next year!
Rhinos grazing in the Matopos.
View from Rhodes Hotel, Inyanga
Looking North over Greenside, Umtali from Cross Kopje
Chimanimani Mountains from the old Cashel – Melsetter road.
Aerial view of Salisbury, Rhodesia’s capital city.
Mazoe Oranges almost ready for harvest
The little village of Inyanga nestling peacefully at the foot of the Inyanga Mountains.
Sabi River from Birchenough Bridge looking South at the end of the rainy season. Imagine trying to cross this river before it was bridged!
View into Moçambique from the top of Leopard Rock; Chicamba Real (Revue) Dam below the clouds.
Umtali from above Christmas Pass
Swimming pool at Leopard Rock Hotel, Vumba Mountains, Rhodesia.
On the Victoria Falls – Bulawayo road, heading North.
A distant view of Victoria Falls showing the spray rising above the bush.
The Devils Cataract at the western, or Rhodesian, end of the Victoria Falls
David Livingstone’s statue, erected in 1934, looks out across the Victoria Falls as seen to the right.
The Victoria Falls are a mile wide and at this point the river is flowing almost due South. So this is the view from the western end which is on the southern bank of the Zambezi.
Victoria Falls, Rhodesia. The falls are over a mile wide (5,604ft or 1 708m) and the average height is 360ft or 108m, so this photo shows but a small section!
A part of the main falls at Victoria Falls. The cliff face on the right is dripping wet with spray. It is almost impossible to avoid getting soaked yet the experience is always pleasant in Rhodesia’s warm sun!
The Boiling Pot where the mile wide Zambezi River enters the narrow gorge immediately below the Victoria Falls.
In the rain forest opposite the Victoria Falls which is subject to an almost perpetual drenching from the spray.
The Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls. Imperial Airways flying boats on their way to Durban, in the days when it was necessary to stop over on the Nile and Lake Victoria, used to land here before the final leg of their journey.
Oil tankers from Zaire (now the Congo again) crossing the Victoria Falls bridge which Zambia had supposedly “closed”. Many African countries continued to trade with Rhodesia despite UN sanctions.
The Victoria Falls bridge across the Zambezi River which Cecil Rhodes had instructed should be built within sight of the Falls so that the trains would be bathed in the spray.
Melsetter Church Window.
Ready for a dawn take off. Sunrise over a C47 Dakota at FAF8, Grand Reef, Umtali, 1977
Pioneer House, Bulawayo as viewed from the shade of the City Hall gardens.
The Industrial Development Corporation of Rhodesia (IDC) on Park Lane, Salisbury, from whose offices its shrewd Chairman, Nick Cambitzis, played a key role in sanctions evasion.
Borrowdale Road, Salisbury, on a lazy Sunday afternoon looking North near the National Archives.
Chimanimani Mountains The road to the Outward Bound Camp in the dry season.
Lundi River High Level Bridge 1974
Lizards basking in the sun at Rhodes Grave, Matopos Hills.
Mazoe Orange Trees 1976
The Salisbury – Bindura road through the Mazoe Valley 1975
View over Mazoe Dam from the main Salisbury – Bindura road 1975