• Short Summary

    African chiefs from all over Southern Rhodesia gathered at Gwelo May 16 for an 'Indaba' (Chiefs Gathering) in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Mother at the start of her second week in the Rhodesia Federation.

  • Description

    African chiefs from all over Southern Rhodesia gathered at Gwelo May 16 for an 'Indaba' (Chiefs Gathering) in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Mother at the start of her second week in the Rhodesia Federation.

    Arriving earlier at the Royal Rhodesian Air Force station at Thornhill, the Queen Mother was greeted by Sir Edgar Whitehead, the Prime Minister and a fly-past of Vampire jet-fighters.

    During the drive through Gwelo - between Salisbury and Bulawayo - Her Majesty was cheered by thousands of spectators lining her route to the 'Indaba', held at a native school.

    Eighty chiefs lined up to greet her, and presented her with a carved table for "your daughter, our Queen" with congratulations that a son-prince Andrew had been born to her.

    Stamping warriors in war dress performed agile tribal dances to accompaniment of drums and native instruments. Despite the swirling dust kicked up by their frenzied feet. Her Majesty seemed thrilled with it all as she sat with the Premier.

    Later she flew on to Kariba to perform the official opening ceremony of the giant hydro-electric scheme across the mighty Zambesi river.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FH0DSQRZEVFBKXPLOJWECEBQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FH0DSQRZEVFBKXPLOJWECEBQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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