• Short Summary

    At Umvukwe, Southern Rhodesia, March 21, Africans and European settlers competed together in a ploughing contest.

  • Description

    At Umvukwe, Southern Rhodesia, March 21, Africans and European settlers competed together in a ploughing contest. It was the first event of its kind to be held in the Federation, and one of the top prizes, presented by Federal Minister of Agriculture John Graylin, went to an African.

    He received a silver challenge cup for the best performance in the Mounted-Disc. Plough Open Championship, becoming - it's claimed - the first African to win a ploughing contest in Africa against European competition.

    The Occasion was an interesting example of racial co-operation in a continent torn by race problems, and in a country associated by many people with the white supremacy policies of South Africa.

    Africans - whose farming methods are in many cases still very primitive - showed they were equally as capable of mastering modern techniques as their white neighbours.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4Y7TFPBVGZ4XJF9YN1GNE3I7I
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Y7TFPBVGZ4XJF9YN1GNE3I7I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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