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Item 203875    
Rhodesia KE7 1/2d 1906 Old Postcard Matopos Road leading to Worlds View Bulawayo

Vintage Old Postcard. Rhodesia Zimbabwe South Africa. Bulawayo - Road leading to Worlds View, Matopos. Rocks. Trees. Postally Used in 1906 with Cape of Good Hope 1/2d stamp, tied Cradock. The World's View, Matopo is the elevation above the surrounding wilderness of Kopje, Vale and River, whereon are several boulders of immense proportion, which mark the burial place of Cecil John Rhodes, the Founder of Rhodesia, and also the last resting place of Major Alan Wilson and his comrades who gave up their lives for their country on the Shanghai River. Sent from Cradock to Pontefract England. KEVII 1/2d
Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe, after the capital Harare. On 4 November 1894, Leander Starr Jameson declared Bulawayo a settlement under the rule of the British South Africa Company.
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Photochrome Wide Wide World Bulawayo Series

Item 178671    
Rhodesia The Brave Men Wilson Memorial Matoppo Matoppos Matopos Old Postcard

Vintage Old Colour Postcard. Zimbabwe Rhodesia. Matoppos Matopos Matopo. "The Brave Men" Wilson Memorial. Matoppos Matoppo Matopo Matobo. During the 1st Matabele War (1893) against the British South African Company, Wilson and the patrol of 34 were all killed and buried at the place of the killing. Regarded as England's equivalent of 'Custer's last stand'. At Cecil Rhodes request they were reburied next to his own grave in 1904.
Published by G.B. & Co.

Item 119343    
Rhodesia Matopos Old Real Photo Postcard Grave Right Hon CJ Rhodes

Vintage Real Photo Photograph Photographic Picture Postcard. Grave of the Right Hon C.J. Rhodes in the Matoppos. Matopos. Rhodesia Zimbabwe. Published by SAPSCO Real Photo Box 5792 Johannesburg