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Title:Some notes on the development of Zomba
Author:Stahl, Karolin
Periodical:The Society of Malawi Journal
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Malawi
Central Africa
Subjects:urban development
urban history
colonial history
History, Archaeology
Zomba (Malawi)--History
Zomba (Malawi)--Economic conditions
Abstract:This paper chronicles the appearance of the first European structures in Zomba (in present-day Malawi) and describes the emergent settlement pattern and type of buildings erected. The paper also looks at the social and infrastructural services of the British administration in Zomba. Furthermore, attention is paid to Zomba's founding father, John Buchanan. A horticulturalist and gardener, he was sent to Zomba in 1876 to establish a Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) mission outpost. Up until 1884, British control of the area was represented by the church and then replaced by formal administration by the British Foreign Office. Zomba became the seat of British Authority in 1885, which necessitated a wide array of new buildings. The pre-urban nucleus grew according to the needs of Zomba's European citizens and was not based on layout plans. Bibliogr., ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]