Article by John Blunden

Scope and Content

Typescript article, A Journey in Rhodesia byBlunden, writen for inclusion in an internal staff newsletter, May 1972.

Administrative / Biographical History

John E. Blunden (b 1922) graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, undertook military service, 1942-1943, lieut., and began work in the colonial service as a cadet, Northern Rhodesia, 1943. He became district officer, 1946, senior district officer, gr.II, 1962, and assistant secretary, 1964-1965, Zambia Govt. Service. In 1972 he was a member of Lord Pearce's Commission into Rhodesian Opinion.

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Related Material

Papers of J.E. Blunden, comprising a transfer by barge on the Zambesi, 1946, notes on the Namushakende development centre, Barotse province, 1951, andnotes and comments on the provincial administration, 1959 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 865).

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