• Short Summary

    Radiant and charming, even in a white jacket and miner's helmet, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited the Roan Antelope copper mine, near Luanshya, northern Rhodesia, on Tuesday, July 9.

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    Radiant and charming, even in a white jacket and miner's helmet, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited the Roan Antelope copper mine, near Luanshya, northern Rhodesia, on Tuesday, July 9.

    Going down in the familiar steel "cage", she arrived at the main working, 1,400 feet underground at the base of the Storke shaft, to be met by Mr. Jack Spangeberg, miner-in-charge of the work.

    This was the longest day of the Queen Mother's tour of Rhodesia. Leaving Government House, Lusaka, in the morning, she flew to Ndola, attended a reception and then drove to Luanshya for another reception before going on to the Roan Antelope mine.

    Down in the mine working, she was shown how the rock face was drilled and saw modern mobile scoops in action. Talking to a number of miners, she shook hands with two Africans working on the main face.

    The mining companies showed how they were handling race relations by their selection of people to be presented. Rand Antelope assembled seven Europeans and six Africans. Mr.N.N. Vanniekerk, Mineworkers Union branch chairman, a South African, stood next to Mr. Wili Casiton Robert, an African mine police sergeant.

    After lunching at Luanshya with Sir William and Lady Murphy, the Queen Mother drove to Kitwe where she was the guest of Mrs Harry Oppenheimer and the Rhokans Corporation.

    The next day, July 10, Her Majesty drove 38 miles from Kitwe to Ndola to attend a garden party given by the Senior Provincial Commissioner, Mr. J.P. Murray, at which there were 2,000 guests from all parts of the copper bolt.

    Leaving Ndola airport in a Heron aircraft, the Queen Mother then flew to Broken Hill to open the King George VI memorial camp on the great north road, where she unveiled a plaque to the late King and watched a display, including dances by African, European and Indian children.

    Returning to Broken Hill, she flew back to Lusaka where she spent the night as guest of the governor, Sir Arthur Benson, and Lady Benson.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3QYWY41ALGDAKSDC1545CNIRH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QYWY41ALGDAKSDC1545CNIRH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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