Rhodesia





Born and raised in Bulawayo, I went to Baines and Northlea High. Life was relaxed and simple, with mostly nice, straightforward people. Less money-grubbing back then, yet the country had a purpose and a self-reliance that I have never found again. Maybe I am just reminiscing, but many ex-Rhodies seem to agree.



Tuli Close: Built by my father, the house, cottage and 40ft pool provided my brother and I with a home and place to grow up and explore.
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Bare earth: This is how it all started. Contrast this with the picture above. It was a heartbreaking decision to leave this behind.
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Zebras at Gwai: Despite the bush war, we went everywhere as kids. These zebra at Gwai really enjoyed potato crisps.
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On holiday: Durban in the 1970s. Cheap air travel was unheard of, so we drove everywhere. Every couple of years it was to the seaside, and although East London was the usual destination we also went to Durban and Cape Town. Bulawayo to East London and back was over 3000 kilometers!
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Essexvale farm: Mike Rudolph was the manager on a huge farm in Essexvale. Here I am carrying a .303 - guns were everywhere and people had a common sense attitude towards them.
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