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Early Nyasaland (Malawi) Pre-1964

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Nyasaland; Malawi

Image Right - Nyasaland Coat of Arms - By Fenn-O-maniC - Wiki Commons

Nyasaland 1907–1964 - British Protectorate

Capital Zomba


  • 1907–1908 - Sir William Manning
  • 1963–1964 - Sir Glyn Smallwood Jones


• Established 6 July 1907 • Federation 1 August 1953 • Dissolution 31 December 1963 • Independence 6 July 1964

Area 102,564 km2 (39,600 sq mi)

Nyasaland was a British Protectorate located in Africa that was established in 1907 when the former British Central Africa Protectorate changed its name. Between 1953 and 1963, Nyasaland was part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. After the Federation was dissolved, Nyasaland became independent from Britain on 6 July 1964 and was renamed Malawi.

The object of this project is to link the profiles of early residents and settlers of Nyasaland, now Malawi, - encompassing those who were born or died there before Independence in 1964. Note living profiles cannot be linked to projects.

It embraces people who were of importance in the country prior to Independence.

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  • Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda

First President of Malawi (Nyasaland). Born near Kazungu in 1902, he studied at Lovedale and worked on Rand gold mines. Qualified in Medicine at Nashville, USA and practisedin England. He returned to Nyasaland in 1958, implacably opposed to continuance of theCentral African Federation. In 1960 he persuaded the British Colonial Office to adopt his views and in 1962 assumed office as Prime Minister.

He became President 6 July 1966.

The following people are of interest regarding Northern Rhodesia before 1964

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