• Short Summary

    At Lusaka, capital of Northern Rhodesia, May 21, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother unveiled a statue erected in honour of Cecil Rhodes, founder of Rhodesia and of the British South Africa Co., to whom the statue has been presented.

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    At Lusaka, capital of Northern Rhodesia, May 21, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother unveiled a statue erected in honour of Cecil Rhodes, founder of Rhodesia and of the British South Africa Co., to whom the statue has been presented.

    A crowd of thousands of Africans and Whites watched the ceremony - attended by Lord Malvern, one of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland founders, - and cheered Her Majesty on her arrival and departure.

    But the occasion also had its less happy flavour. The statue was G.F. Watts' "Physical Energy" - showing a vigorous rider on a prancing horse - and politically conscious Africans were reminded of the African Mail's bitter quip that the statue did not represent White-African partnership with Lord Malvern in the saddle. Lord Malvern has defined partnership as something that exists between rider and horse.

    The original of "Physical Energy" stands on the Rhodes memorial in Cape Town, and a cast is in Kensington Gardens, London, UK. The Queen Mother's visit to the Federation ends May 30.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8A6JUU1HWMANVVV7CEMC1IXW
    Media URN:
    VLVA8A6JUU1HWMANVVV7CEMC1IXW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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