Welcome to The History Society of Zimbabwe Website

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The Aims and Objects of the Society

The Society exists to promote historical studies and to encourage research. It also aims to unite all who wish to foster a wider appreciation and knowledge of the History of Zimbabwe and neighbouring territories.

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A Brief History of the Society

From 1949 to 1952 two civil servants, Harry Archie Cripwell of the then Native Department and Brendon William Lloyd of the then Native Education Department found that they shared an interest in books on Rhodesian.

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Latest News & Events

History Society Luncheon – 2018

December 20, 2018

That the 11th November 2018 fell on a Sunday was a miracle indeed! To be able to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice, as shared all around the world, became the single objective of our society at its annual luncheon. In order to tie-in precisely with the 11th hour of the 11th day of the…

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The 60th Anniversary of the Damming of Kariba

November 23, 2018

Dear Members, An opportunity has arisen, at rather short notice, for us to hear a talk entitled “The 60thAnniversary of the Damming of Kariba – with some notes on challenges, current events, and the future.”  The talk will be delivered by Jono Waters on Sunday 25thNovember 2018 at 11.00 am at St Georges College Beit…

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HSZ Annual Luncheon – Final Notice

November 8, 2018

Dear Members and friends attending our luncheon, Thank you all so much for our bookings and payments. The banking system has given me and Adele, our Treasurer, a fair bit of detective work as a good number of payments did not disclose who they were from. Hopefully all will be revealed and I have accepted…

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HSZ National Executive Committee, 2018/2019

Tim Tanser
(Chairman)
Kevin Atkinson
(Deputy Chairman and Honorary Secretary)
Fraser Edkins
(Heritage Magazine Editor)
Charles Castelin
(Member)
John McCarthy
(Mashonaland Branch Representative)
Ray Roberts
(Member)
Robin Taylor
(Member)

Adele Hamilton-Ritchie
(Treasurer - non elected)

HSZ Mashonaland Branch Committee, 2018/2019

John McCarthy
(Chairman)
Stan Fynes-Clinton
(Treasurer)
Charles Castelin
(Membership & Communications)
Fiona Atkinson
Meg Cumming
Jim Holland
Ben Kaschula
Alex Masterson
Ray Roberts
Tim Tanser
John Tayler
Robin Taylor
Glyn Vale
Julia Russell
(Minutes Secretary)

History Society of Zimbabwe - Mashonaland Branch Committee 2017 / 2018

History Society of Zimbabwe - Mashonaland Branch Committee 2017 / 2018

Back Row: John Tayler, Robin Taylor, Bob Challiss, Stan Fynes-Clinton (Honorary Treasurer) and Ben Kaschula

Front Row: (Left to Right): Julia Russell (Minute Secretary), Charles Castelin (Chairman),  Ray Roberts and Fiona Atkinson.

Missing: Meg Cumming, Glyn Vale, Jim Holland and John McCarthy.

History Society of Zimbabwe - National Executive Committee 2018 / 2019

History Society of Zimbabwe Executive Committee

Back Row: (Left to Right): Charles Castelin, Fraser Edkins (Heritage Editor), Robin Taylor, John McCarthy.

Front Row: (Left to Right): Kevin Atkinson (Deputy Chairman), Tim Tanser (Chairman), Ray Roberts.