The sixteenth-man Pearce Commission - charged with the task of gauging the feelings of all Rhodesians towards the proposed terms of settlement for the Rhodesia question - arrived in Salisbury on Tuesday (11 Jan).
SV Marchers with placards PAN TO buildings
MV ZOOM IN Special Branch photographer
SV PAN Policeman moving archers on
GV Demonstrators with placards in park
GV EXT. Stability House
GV Seating arrangements for Commission
CU Map of Rhodesia on table
SV Men working at desk (advance party)
MV Block Rhodesians looming at leaflet
STV & CU Booklets distributed (3 shots)
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Background: The sixteenth-man Pearce Commission - charged with the task of gauging the feelings of all Rhodesians towards the proposed terms of settlement for the Rhodesia question - arrived in Salisbury on Tuesday (11 Jan). While the Commission is at work. Rhodesians have been promised that normal political activity will be allowed to continue. On Sunday, a group of black Rhodesians demonstrated in the centre of the Capital, protesting against the terms.
The Commission will make its headquarters on the second floor of a large Salisbury building known as Stability House. The three-an advance party started work there earlier - and has already arranged the publication of thousands of booklets, outlining the terms of settlement in English, and in the to main African languages. The First printing of the booklets was snapped up by ??? Rhodesia as soon as they became available.