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Memories of Rhodesia - Newsletter
One of the great pleasures of doing this
newsletter, and business, is that I get to talk to some really great
people and listen to some wonderful stories. As a result
of last months Down Memory Lane I got to talk to Penny Phillips
in Magaliesburg about her Great Grandmother "French Marie",
who was an extraordinary women in the very early days of Rhodesia; adventuress,
brothel keeper, inn keeper, cattle rustler and more. Her story
has been added to Rhodesia's
Pioneer Women section. I hope you get as much pleasure
from it as I did.
There are many more stories and anecdotes
out there and I am beginning to feel the urgency of collecting them and
recording them somewhere for posterity. None of us are getting
younger! So with that urgency in mind we are doing a serious
revamp of our Memory
Lane section, it will be re-titled "Rhodesian Memories"
and in addition to the regular Down Memory Lane and History
would like to make it a repository of history - a place where your stories
can be told and recorded for the future. Please, if you have
a story - no matter how big or small - send it to us and we will include
it in the new Rhodesian Memories Section. And if you have photos,
we would like as many as you are willing to provide. They will
be published as photo albums on the site so others can enjoy them too.
We are also doing some major reconstruction
of our web site. We now have a whole new Memorabilia
section called The
BSAP Collection, and coming soon ones on the Security
Forces and other areas of specific interest. So, just keep checking
back and see how we are coming along.
Lastly, we are really pleased with our latest
DVD called Rhodesian
Spotlight. A collection of 22 old News
Reels from the days of the Federation (some called Rhodesian
some Federal Spotlight). They provide a wonderful window into the
history, life & people of the country back then. Right
now you can get the double DVD set for $49.95 with free shipping worldwide.
Have a great February and remember (for
those of us north of the Equator) - Spring is not far away thank goodness.
Until next month.
On a dark wall in the dining-room of the Rhodes Inyanga Hotel
is a brass plaque bearing the uninspired statement, THIS ROOM WAS
OCCUPIED BY C. J. RHODES WHEN STAYING AT INYANGA ESTATES.
Visitors who chance to read the plaque may wonder under what circumstances
Rhodes, a very busy financier, a mining magnate and a politician,
became interested in the Inyanga area, remote as it must have been
when he was alive.
For more information .....
News from Zimbabwe
Memories of Rhodesia is committed to supporting
those old-age pensioners that are economic prisoners in Zimbabwe.
10% of our revenue goes to this cause. Working with Hope Unlimited,
an established Christian organization, 100% of all monies are
channeled through them. The funds are then donated to SOAP, which
is doing a great job caring for the aged. The reports we get
back from Zimbabwe are extremely encouraging, knowing that we
(and that includes you) have kept some of our dear old folk alive.
further details ......
Community & Customer
Community is unique. Connected through its common experience
of a beloved country and loyalties, it still demonstrates
that wonderful spirit of camaraderie and support. They are
some of the friendliest, warm-hearted people the world has
known. The bonds forged in the communities, large and small,
throughout Rhodesia, still hold strong today in this new
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We at Memories of Rhodesia want to help encourage
and foster this continuing sense of community - long lost friends
and acquaintances being found, new ones being made, Rhodesians
dealing with Rhodesians; engendering the Rhodesian spirit among
black and white alike.
Now in Australia. Memories of Rhodesia
now has an office in Brisbane. Please feel free to contact
them. Details can be found on our Contact Page.
By popular request, we now are able to take your
order over the telephone and charge your credit card. No
more sending an invoice - just give us a call, place your order
and bingo! Available only through our US office right
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Are you traveling from South Africa to either
the UK or North America? We need help in bringing books and assorted
items. If you would be willing to carry some for us we would love
to hear from you. Thanks.
more information .....
FROM MEMORIES OF RHODESIA ...
A 2-disc collection of over 20 News Reels that record the life,
events, people and news of the day. A great historical record of
life in Rhodesia.
$49.95 - FREE SHIPPING
more information ...
BOOKS FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE
Action & Drama in Rhodesia
The story of Rhodesian Tobacco
Now playing through your
The New Rhodesian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcasting the sights and sounds of Rhodesia
via the Internet.
Listen to the music, the original radio programs,
watch the TV programs - all online at the new Rhodesian Broadcasting
Corporation. Check out the latest additions, plus download
a number of songs and videos into iTunes.
You will need broadband to fully experience
this site - access for slower connections is now available on
more information ...
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the online Rhodiestore
Lekkerwear accessed at either www.Lekkerwear.com or www.Rhodesiawassuper.com
Full zip hooded fleece jacket or nylon full zip
down vests. Regular $69.95 while they last $35 includes your choice
of Rhodesian embroidered emblem on the chest. Under the custom
$35 your choice, limited sizing and includes
your choice of custom embroidered emblem on the chest , list of
emblems in the drop down box in the products description, dozens
to select from.
February 2009 Now is the time to get that Rugby
Jersey, any of the jerseys we offer! Freebie with each rugby Jersey!
Select your freebie with each jersey! Free Saints
DVD 90 DVD on the Rhodesian light infantry (pal format only), Rhodesian
coat of arms hat, Rhodesian flame lily hat, Rhodesian Rugby hat,
Rhodesia was super hat, a Rhodesian flag, old South African flag.
Flags are full size 3 by 5 foot flags and hats are custom embroidered.
One per Rugger. Click on the free offer link under the Rugby Jersey
category for more info www.rhodesiawassuper.com
FREE CD OFFER. Make sure to check out the
free cd offer, Four Rhodie CDs up for grabs which are free with
any apparel order, including Wrex Tarr, the Rhodesian Forces and
Rhodesia was Super Memories 1 and 2 cds, More info and track listings
under the Free Rhodie cd link on the homepage of www.rhodesiawassuper.com
At the online Rhodiestore Lekkerwear at either http://www.lekkerwear.com
Protea Trading Have
something Southern African related you would like to sell? Buy,
sell for free. Auction based or buy it now
Help support our pensioners or the Courtney Sparrow
Medical Assistance Fund at Hope
Unlimited you can donate via credit
card or paypal
more information ......
we now offer Publisher Services for the
- 50 MAGICAL YEARS IN RHODESIA
The wonderful story of Brick Bryson's life in Rhodesia. A story
of growing up and living in Rhodesia before and after WW2.
He writes "Rhodesia was such a wonderful country in which
to grow up and live, that I decided to call the Book TATENDA. Thanks
indeed, to Rhodesia, for the lives we led, and the upbringing Audrey
and I, and our two daughters, were so privileged to have.
LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE
More info at www.flamelilybooks.com
Set against the backdrops of the genocidal massacre of thousands
of tribes people in Matabeleland in the 1980s and, more recently,
the tragic dark cloud which descended upon Zimbabwe in the year
2000, a roller coaster ride takes the reader through tribal superstition
and legend, murder, courage and romance. Trevor Lawson and friends
find themselves embroiled in espionage involving the CIA and other
intelligence agencies, the traumatic events of a nation on the
brink of anarchy, and the exciting quest to unravel the secret
of a priceless ancient relic." The foreword was written by
Chris Munnion, Africa correspondent of the Daily Telegraph for
over 20 years. His final paragraph reads "It is against a
disturbing backdrop that Glenn Macaskill has set this story. As
a long-serving policeman in the former Rhodesia, he has a depth
of knowledge of the country and its people that gives his novel
the depth, breadth and pace of a breaking news story the end of
which will have to await history's judgement."
More info at www.flamelilybooks.com
Check out our fast expanding library
of new books on Rhodesia and Southern Africa at www.flamelilybooks.com
Also, check out the books available at Crest
- please contact Glenn Macaskill or Michael Bowery at
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