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describes the founding and development of the first permanent white settlement in the land north of the Limpopo river.Thomas Morgan Thomas, together with John Moffat and William Sykes, were appointed by the London Missionary Society in 1859 to establish a mission station at Inyati, among the Matabele of King Mzilikazi.Born in 1849, the third son of the seventh Duke of Marlborough, he entered Parliament at the age of 26, became Secretary for India at 36 and Chancellor of the Exchequer a year later.On his political downfall soon afterwards his interests turned to travel. with line drawings, sketches and full-colour fold-out map; dust jacket a two-colour montage depicting prospecting, mining and exploration scenes of J89Os; new Publishers' Intro; ISBNs 0 86920 012 1 (standard) and 0 86920 013 5 (de luxe). The fever swamps and lion-infested mountain fastnesses of Rhodesia's eastern highlands were no place for refined young ladies, but they did not deter Nurses Blennerhasseff, Sleeman and Welby from setting up hospital services in the territory. photos.; dust jacket depicts panel from RHODESIAN TAPESTRY; new Publishers' intro.
The books may be regarded as pieces in a jig-saw puzzle: each deals with a specific subject - exploration, transport, war, politics, archaeology, hunting and so forth - and, when the pieces are fitted together, they form a comprehensive and fascinating picture of Rhodesia's (now Zimbabwe) past.
Many of the volumes contain illustrative and textual material additional to the original.