Transcript of interview by Ian Hancock of Miles Anthony Pedder relating to the United Rhodesia Party (URP) and the Central Africa Party (CAP), 1953-1964; including details of his work as Honorary Secretary of the URP, the organisation of the party, establishment of Branches in Coloured, Asian and African areas from 1955; the reformation of the African National Congress (ANC), 1957; his impressions of Garfield Todd as Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia, 1953-1958; the election of Edgar Whitehead as Prime Minister, 1958; the role of the Central African Party in the Southen Rhodesia Constitutional Conference, and the subsequent referendum on the Constitution, 1960-1961; the victory of the Rhodesia Front Party, 1962, the break-up of the Federation and the Unilateral Declaration of Independence, 1963-1964.
PEDDER, Miles Anthony (fl 1953-1974)
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- Dates of Creation1974 (covers 1953-1964)
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Miles Anthony Pedder was Honorary Secretary of the United Federal Party, Rhodesia from 1955-1962. He left politics following the victory of the Rhodesia Front in the General Election, Dec 1962.
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