This is a biography of Sir Humphrey Gibbs, an upper-class Englishman who settled in Southern Rhodesia soon after it became a self-governing colony. He was a leading farmer and churchman, an MP, and eventually Governor of the country. In 1964 the Rhodesian Front declared UDI, but he remained at his post in Government House for a further five years, and was a conduit for negotiations between the British Government and the rebel regime.
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Table of ContentsList of Plates Introdution; R.G.Mugabe Foreword; R.Blake Preface Acknowledgements A Note on Place-Names Map of Places Mentioned in the Text Chronology The Early Years Into Africa Farming in Peace and War Politics and Federation Southern Rhodesia in the Late Fifties First Years as Governor The End of Federation Prelude to UDI The Unilateral Declaration of Independence Tensions and Talks A Long Haul A State of Uncertainty Near the End of the Road Retirement at Bonisa Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index