• Short Summary

    A 50-YEAR-OLD NEW ZEALANDER FROM AUCKLAND, MR. STUART FULLER-SANDYS, ON WEDNESDAY MARRIED AN AFRICAN GIRL?

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    A 50-YEAR-OLD NEW ZEALANDER FROM AUCKLAND, MR. STUART FULLER-SANDYS, ON WEDNESDAY MARRIED AN AFRICAN GIRL AT NGONDOMA, ABOUT 60 MILES FROM QUE QUE, SOUTHERN RHODESIA. HE BECAME A WIDOWER THREE YEARS AGO AND PAID GBP35 BRIDAL PRICE FOR HIS NEW WIFE, MARGARET DUBE, A 22-YEAR-OLD MATABELE GIRL.

    MR. FULLER-SANDYS, AN EX-RAF PILOT, IS AN AGRICULTURAL ASSISTANT EMPLOYED BY THE NATIVE DEPARTMENT. BUT THE WEDDING HAS LED TO HIS SUSPENSION. HE SAID HE WAS CONSIDERING TAKING HIS WIFE TO NEW ZEALAND TO SHOW HER THE COUNTRY. HE SAID THERE WAS NO COLOUR BAR THERE AND THEY MIGHT SETTLE.

    THE WEDDING WAS HELD AT THE GROOM'S RANCH. MOST OF THE GUESTS WHO CROWDED THE VERANDAH FOR THE SERVICE WERE EUROPEANS. AFRICANS WATCHED FROM OUTSIDE. BECAUSE THE BRIDE'S FATHER COULD NEITHER SPEAK NOR UNDERSTAND ENGLISH, SHE WAS GIVEN AWAY BY HER UNCLE, A SCHOOLTEACHER IN QUE QUE.

    MR. FULLER-SANDYS SAID HIS WIFE WAS A "RAW AFRICAN" TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS AGO, WORKING ON HIS RANCH. ABOUT 18 MONTHS AGO, HE BEGAN EDUCATING HER "AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER". TODAY SHE SPEAKS GOOD ENGLISH, HAS A GROUNDING IN MATHEMATICS AND HAS ABSORBED A GOOD DEAL OF GENERAL KNOWLEDGE.

    AT THE RECEPTION ON THE LAWNS AFTERWARDS, THE BRIDE HAD HER FIRST SIP OF CHAMPAGNE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WO7QE0XRZGUM4GY64MO4XSRK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WO7QE0XRZGUM4GY64MO4XSRK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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