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One Hundred Years On

Table of Contents

3 Foreword

4 Did Scouting for Boys start in the Matopos?

6 Events leading up to the 1896 Native Rebellion/The First Chimurenga

8 Chronology of the 1896 Matabele Rebellion/The First Chimurenga

13 Baden-Powell's campaigns in the Matopos Hills

17 Baden-Powell’s campaigns in Matabeleland and Mashonaland

18 Afterword


All drawings and sketches are by R S S Baden-Powell

Information used in compiling this booklet was obtained from the following sources, which the reader is recommended to consult should he wish for more detailed information than that contained in this booklet.

Sketches in Mafeking and East Africa - Maj Gen R S S Baden Powell; London, 1907
An Irregular Corps in Matabeleland - Lt Col H Plumer; London 1897
With Plumer in Matabeleland - F.W.Sykes; London 1897
The Matabele Campaign - Maj Gen R S S Baden Powell; London, 1901
Bulawayo Historic Battleground - O. Ransford; Capetown 1968
Guide to the Matopos - E.A.Nobbs; Capetown 1922
The Boy Man - T.Jeal; New York 1990
The Two Lives Of A Hero - W.Hillcourt; London 1964
Historic Rhodesia - 0 Ransford; Salisbury 1972

The Historic Reference Collection of the Bulawayo Public Library and the National Archives of Zimbabwe were also valuable sources of information.

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Acknowledgements:-Dave Anderson
Colin Anderson