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Title:Some early laws following the Royal Charter
Author:Edkins, FraserISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)
Issue:28
Pages:20-32
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:legislation
legal history
1890-1899
1900-1909
History, Archaeology
Law--Zimbabwe--History
Zimbabwe--History
Abstract:On 29 October 1889, a Royal Charter was granted by Queen Victoria to the petitioners (amongst others Cecil John Rhodes) who planned to form the British South Africa Company (BSAC). The chartered company raised a pioneer column and had occupied Mashonaland (later Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe) by September 1890. A system of laws was necessary for the territory. This paper presents a light-hearted look at a small selection of 48 laws and regulations which may be illustrative of the somewhat 'Wild West' nature of the new territory being opened up, and of some of the problems the early administrators faced. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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