• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA OFFICIATED AT A STATE HOUSE INVESTITURE CEREMONY IN LUSAKA ON MAY 25, DURING WHICH HE PRESENTED A NUMBER OF NEW ZAMBIAN HONOURS.

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    PRESIDENT KAUNDA AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMANGA ARRIVE; VARIOUS PEOPLE RECEIVE AWARDS PRESIDENTIAL PARTY POSE WITH RECIPIENTS OF MEDALS.




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    EDITORS: WE DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO VISNEWS PRODUCTION 12056/66 "ZAMBIA: NEW FACTORY MANUFACTURES MEDALS FOR HONOURS RECIPIENTS" SERVICED 10 JANUARY, 1967.

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    Background: PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA OFFICIATED AT A STATE HOUSE INVESTITURE CEREMONY IN LUSAKA ON MAY 25, DURING WHICH HE PRESENTED A NUMBER OF NEW ZAMBIAN HONOURS. THESE HONOURS, WHICH WERE ANNOUNCED LAST OCTOBER, CONSIST OF AWARDS TO 84 PEOPLE, INCLUDING 27 EUROPEANS.

    THERE ARE 27 MEDALS AND AWARDS IN ALL, WHICH WERE DESIGNED BY AN ARTIST IN THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION DEPARTMENT. THESE MEDALS ARE PRODUCED LOCALLY BY DIE-CASTING SPECIALISTS.

    AMONG THOSE TO BE HONOURABLE ARE MANY WHO HAVE BEEN PROMINENT IN ZAMBIA'S STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE. SEVEN PRIESTS RECEIVED HONOURS, INCLUDING TWO IRISH-BORN ROMAN CATHOLICS, AND THE BRITISH-BORN HEAD OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF ZAMBIA, THE REVEREND COLIN MORRIS.

    AN EARLY SUPPORTER OF ZAMBIAN INDEPENDENCE, 83-YEAR-OLD SIR STEWART GORE BROWN WAS MADE A GRAND OFFICER OF THE COMPANION ORDER OF FREEDOM.

    NEW AWARDS WERE ALSO ANNOUNCED DURING THE LATER STAGES OF THE CEREMONY. THOSE HONOURED INCLUDE MRS. GABRIELLE ELLISON, WHO DESIGNED THE ZAMBIAN FLAGS AND THE HONOURS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KK4GGXJA85XCRFLCA8I8OJEN
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KK4GGXJA85XCRFLCA8I8OJEN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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