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

Annual HSZ Luncheon

October 29, 2018

Dear Members, This is a reminder of our Annual Luncheon. Even if you have already booked and paid please still do read below, especially the Dress and Drinks items as well as the  final paragraph. If you have already booked and paid, (70 of you have done so already,) I am very pleased you will…

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History Society of Zimbabwe Presentations and Outings 2003 to 2018

October 29, 2018

The History Society of Zimbabwe, and the Rhodesiana Society before it, have provided their members and their guests with a series of talks, film shows and outings of a diverse nature and on varied topics such as  “The Anglo-Zulu War” to  “Some Birds and Birding Characters of the past”. Herewith below is a list of…

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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.