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.
SV PAN..Queen Mother leaves plane at Livingstone Airport, is greeted by Governor Sir Evelyn Hone.
SV PAN..Native wave.
LV PAN..Crowds at airport PAN to Queen Mother inspecting guard of honour.
SV Queen Mother passes crowd at airport in jeep.
SCU Waving spectators.
LV The Queen Mother is greeted at Mongu by Paramount Chief of Barotse, Sir Mwanawina Lewanika All.
SV Queen Mother walks towards rostrum with Paramount Chief.
SV Natives clap.
SCU Queen Mother speaks.
SV Queen Mother seated with Paramount Chief.
LV Natives perform dance of fertility.
LV Female participants.
CU Natives during dance.
LV Queen Mother and chiefs look on.
LV Paramount Chief's barge carrying Queen Mother along river.
SV PAN..Barge approaches jetty.
LV Queen Mother leaves barge.
SCU Queen Mother along jetty.
LV Queen Mother waves to natives.
TGV Qope cast copper mine at Nchanga."
LV Queen Mother is greeted at copper mine.
SV Native children wave flags.
LV PAN.. Sign, "Welcome Elizabeth, Queen Mother".
LV Open cast mining equipment in operation.
SV Queen Mother watches operation through binoculars.
LV Copper ore along conveyor belt.
CU Revolving buckets of mechanical digger.
LV Queen Mother.
STV Tractor tows truck loaded with copper ore.
SV Queen Mother signs book at mine.
SV Queen Mother's car past waving crowds.
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Background: 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.