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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Several New Zealanders have made careers in former Northern Rhodesia. The most noteworthy of these are:

Bean, Leonard, M.B.E.

(1914– ).

Permanent Secretary, Northern Rhodesia.

Leonard Bean was born in 1914. He was educated at Takaka District High School, graduated from Canterbury University College, and after active service from 1939 to 1945 was appointed an administrative cadet in Northern Rhodesia. In 1948 he became a District Officer and, in 1957, a Senior District Officer. He was Provincial Commissioner 1960–61, when he became one of the country's nine Permanent Secretaries.

Dorman, Thomas Edwin

(1914– ).

Senior Education Officer.

Thomas Dorman was born in 1914 and attended Southland Boys' High School and the University of Otago. From 1943 he served with the armed forces and, two years later, was appointed to Cyprus as an Education Officer. In 1957 he transferred to a similar position in Northern Rhodesia where, in 1962, he was promoted to Senior Education Officer.

Lascelles, John Hawdon, O.B.E., T.D.

(1911– ).

Company director.

John Lascelles was born at Christchurch, New Zealand, on 21 April 1911. He was educated at Christ's College, New Zealand, and at Balliol College, Oxford. From 1948 to 1950 he was assistant secretary of the British Iron and Steel Federation. He went to Rhodesia in 1953. J. H. Lascelles is now director and executive vice-president of Chambishi Mines Ltd., Chibuluma Mines Ltd., Mufulira Copper Mines Ltd., Rhodesian Selection Trust Ltd., and Roan Antelope Copper Mines Ltd. In addition to these he is a director of the following companies: Baluba Mines Ltd.; Chilanga Cement Ltd.; Chisangwa Mines Ltd.; Choma Mines Ltd.; Kadala Mines Ltd.; Luapula Mines Ltd.; Mwinilunga Mines Ltd.; Ndola Copper Refineries Ltd.; Rhodesia Congo Border Power Corporation Ltd.; Rhodesian Iron and Steel Co. Ltd.; Rhodesian Selection Trust (Exploration) Ltd.; Rhodesian Selection Trust (Investment) Ltd.; and R.S.T. Mine Services Ltd.

Symon, G. A., M.B.E.

(1921– ).

Senior District Officer, Northern Rhodesia.

Symon was born in 1921. He was educated at Wellesley College, Wellington, and at Victoria University College. From 1940 to 1945 he served with the armed forces and in 1946 joined the Colonial Service in Northern Rhodesia. He became a District Officer in 1948, and Senior District Officer in 1962. In 1961 he was awarded the M.B.E.B.J.F. and H.M.R.

by Bernard John Foster, M.A., Research Officer, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington and Heather Margaret Reid, B.A., Housewife, Dunedin.