• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on a tour of Northern Rhodesia made a brief stop in Livingstone on May 19, where the Governor of the province met her before proceeding to the natives protectorate of Barotseland and Northern Rhodesia's copper belt.

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    Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on a tour of Northern Rhodesia made a brief stop in Livingstone on May 19, where the Governor of the province met her before proceeding to the natives protectorate of Barotseland and Northern Rhodesia's copper belt.

    After her welcome by Governor Sir Evelyn Hone, the Queen Mother inspected a Guard of Honour mounted by the Northern Rhodesia Police, and drove through cheering crowds. Later the same afternoon a red'Heron' aircraft of the Queen's Flight took her on to Mongu-245 miles away the capital of Barotseland.

    In Barotseland Her Majesty saw a still-flourishing tribal society, ruled by Paramount Chief Sir Mwanawina Lewanika lll;with him she watched fertility dances, where exotically clad dancers leaped and cavorted to the throb of tribal drums.

    After this colourful introduction to Barotse ways, the Queen Mother participated in one herself-a journey on the Royal barge "Nalikwanda". Annually, this is used when the Paramount Chief travels from his lowland to highland capital, avoiding seasonal floods. Paddled by 60 chiefs, counsellors, and skilled men in lion-mane headdress-who are liable to be tossed in the water if their performance at the paddle is below expectation - it is one of the sights of Central Africa. It carried the Queen Mother up the Zambesi to an island picnic, while a flotilla of small craft followed at a respectable distance; no-one may overtake the Royal barge.

    May 20, 370 miles further on, Queen Elizabeth saw the African in another role-worker in modern industry. Nchanga open-cast copper mine is the world's second biggest producer - 210,000 tons per year from a pit 4,000 feet long, 1,100 feet wide, and 150 feet deep. A bucket-wheel excavator digs 30 tons per minute and the conveyor belt- moving 800 feet per minute - handles 3,000 tons per hour.

    The Queen Mother's three-week tour of the Rhodesia's ends May 30.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA51XPGFE6E46EU6Z0DIIT76NG
    Media URN:
    VLVAA51XPGFE6E46EU6Z0DIIT76NG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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