The Story of Melsetter


The author wishes to express her gratitude and to make acknowledgement to the following for their assistance:

To Mrs. George Bembridge and Methuen and Co., for permission to use the extract from Rudyard Kipling�s poem �Sussex.�

To N.A.D.A. for permission to use extracts from The Legendary History of Ngorima and Hodi Chiefs by N. J. Young.

Barclays Bank D.C.O., Bulawayo for permission to use the illustration of a half tented wagon from Mrs. Jeannie Boggie�s �Experiences of Rhodesia�s Pioneer Women�.

To Anglo American Corporation of South Africa Ltd. for permission to use the illustration of transport wagons.

To the following authors who have given permission to use extracts from their books:

E.H. Burrows: The Moodies of Melsetter. A. A. Balkerna, Cape Town.
H. W. D. Longden: Red Buffalo. Juta & Co.. Cape Town and Johannesburg.
S. P. Olivier: Many Treks Made Rhodesia. Howard B. Timmins, Cape Town.
           Die Pioneerrrekke na Gazaland. Unie- Volkspers Beperk, Kaapstad.

Mrs. Jourdan has kindly given permission for quotations from the late P. Jourdan�s Cecil Rhodes � His Private Life. John Lane, Bodlev Head, London.

To the following whose contributions have been incorporated in the text:

Mrs. 0. M. Allott, W. Atkins, A. E. F. Bailey, Mrs. A. Ball, J. S. Ball, Mrs. H. Brignell, D. Butler, Central Statistical Office, Mrs. L. D. M. Condy, K. J. Conway, C. Coyte, Miss E. Cronwright, Mrs. A. 0. Crook, E. D. F. Dawson, Mrs. J. E. S. Delaney, Miss E. Doner, Mrs. S. M. du Toit, F. D. Elias, Rev. D. P. Evans, Mrs. J. Farrant, Mrs. A. M. Franklin, Mrs. T. C. Fynn, Mrs. C. Garside, Hon. B. D. Goldberg, Mrs. D. Gibson, I. Green, Mrs. M. Hack, Miss J. Hanmer, W. F. B. Hanmer, C. P. Hayter, G. F Heyns, the late J. A. Heyns, J. N. Heyns, Historical Movements Commission of Rhodesia, Mrs. C. Horsfall, Mrs. G. Judge, J. Kioppers, Mrs. M. Koch, J. A. Kok, L. M. MeBean, Mr. and Mrs. H. McLeod, Rev. T. McLoughlin, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Martin, Melsetter District Commissioner�s Office, Mount Silinda institute, Mrs. H. Muggleton, Mr: and Mrs. J. H. Blackwood Murphy, C. J. Oliver, the late J. R. Olivey, the late A. D. Olwage, Mrs. H. C. Olwage, J. N. Papenfus, B. J. Pike, Hon. R. and Mrs. Plunket, Postmaster General�s Office, Mrs. D. Powys-Jones, F. F. Roberts, H. Seatter, D. ~J. Scott, A. J. Simpson, S. M. Sinclair, Mrs. 0. Soffe, A. J. Stubbings, Survey-General�s Office, J. Ward, Mrs. E. R. Winwood, N. J. G. Young, G. Austin, the Commissioner of Police.

To the following who have kindly provided photographs:

Mrs. A. E. F. Bailey, M. J. Bredenkamp, N. I. Chambers, Mrs. P. A. Cremer, S. de Bruijn, Mrs. A. Ferreira, C. Goodman, Mrs. C. P. Hayter, Mrs. R. Hutchinson, Dr. B. Niblock, Miss T. A. Rose, Rhodesia National Tourist Board, National Archives, Rhodesia Herald, Surveyor-General, The Umtali Post, the late Dr. J. P. Ziervogel, Rhodesian Wattle Company Ltd., Windsor Studios, National Federation of Women�s Institutes and Parliament of Rhodesia.

For other assistance I am indebted to:

Miss C. Armstrong, D. M. Batty, Mrs. G. and the late F. H. P. Dufton, Mrs. M. Lawton, Mrs. F. N. Murray, P. Stead, Mrs. H. J. Quinton, Umtali Museum, Mr. and Mrs. D. Wall and to many other people to whom I have talked about the past.