Rhodesia, July 1960



On Friday morning, 1 July 1960, my mother drove Richard Darley and me from Johannesburg north to a spot outside Bryanston on the main road to Pretoria, where Richard and I began hitch-hiking at 6:45 am. It took us all day and seventeen separate rides to reach Beit Bridge, where we entered the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and spent the night sleeping in a car belonging to a Mr and Mrs Mussolini of Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia. (Where itís possible for me to do so in this web-album, Iím naming people who helped Richard and me during our trip. With luck, someone might recognise parents or grandparents and see just how generous and kind they were.)