• Short Summary

    Queen Mother watches tribal dancing and travels up the Zambezi river. Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).

  • Description

    Item title reads - Royal trip on river.

    Queen Mother's tour of Barotseland. Zambezi, Rhodesia. (Now Zimbabwe).

    L/S Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother watching dancing with Paramount Chief Sir Mwanawina Lewanika III. Various shots of the tribal dancing and playing of drums. Good shots as they dance whilst the Queen Mother watches. M/S's of the men and women wearing tribal head gear and feathers. L/S of the royal barge Nalikwanda carrying Queen Mother and Mwanawina, it is propelled by sixty oarsmen. Various shots as they row the barge up the Zambezi river. L/S Queen Mother onboard. Various shots as it arrives at quay and the Queen Mother is helped off. M/S as she walks away with Mwanawina.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:05:00 / 01:39:15:00

Comments (1)

  1. Fairbridge says

    Northern Rhodesia is now Zambia, not Zimbabwe as stated above.
    The Paramount Chief is the only African leader to have been given the honour of wearing a British Admirals uniform to wear.
    As a sign of respect Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother is the only woman to have been allowed on the Nalikwanda. This news clip records this fact.

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