John Harrison Clark

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John Harrison Clark

Also Known As: "Changa Changa"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: December 09, 1927 (60)
Kabwe, Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia
Place of Burial: Kabwe, Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Harrison Clark and Elizabeth Clark
Father of Private
Brother of Challen James Clark; Anne Elizabeth Sarah Clark; Henry Harrison Clark and Maria Seymour Clark

Managed by: David Jackman
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About John Harrison Clark

John Harrison Clark (Changa Changa) set himself up as a chief in the Luangwa Valley in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), flying the Red Ensign at his palace and extracting a taxes from his subjects. He is reputed to have been a fugitive from Justice in South Africa. He claimed to have eradicated slavery from the Luangwa Valley and its surrounds. But after representations to the British South Africa Company (BSAC), the administrators of Northern Rhodesia, by neighbouring chiefs he was removed from power and he set up as a successful farmer for some years. After a poor farming season he moved to Broken Hill (Kabwe) where he stayed for the remainder of his life. One of his last jobs was as a labour manager at the mine in Kabwe, Chanaga Changa is still used as a word meaning 'Boss' in the local vernacular and there are many places called Changa Changa in present day Zambia.

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John Harrison Clark's Timeline

1867
July 24, 1867
Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 27, 1867
1927
December 9, 1927
Age 60
Kabwe, Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia
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Kabwe, Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia