Name ID 695

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Amin, Mohamed; Willetts, Duncan and Marshall, Peter Journey Through Tanzania
Page Number: 012

Active colonisation

Active colonisation did not begin until the 8th century when Arab settlers began building towns on Zanzibar, Mafia and Kilwa. Around 1200, a group of 'Shirazi' - people who traced their ancestors to Shiraz in Persia - settled and founded new dynasties.

Extract ID: 1132

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Amin, Mohamed; Willetts, Duncan and Marshall, Peter Journey Through Tanzania
Page Number: 013
Extract Date: 1832

Sultan Sayyid Said moves from Muscat to Zanzibar. 'When you . . .

Sultan Sayyid Said moves from Muscat to Zanzibar.

'When you play the flute in Zanzibar, all Africa to the lakes dances'

In a century, an estimated 1.2 million slaves reached the coast, and Zanzibar. ... But for every slave delivered in Zanzibar, 10 died on the way.

Extract ID: 1133

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Ofcansky, Thomas P and Yeager, Rodger Historical Dictionary of Tanzania
Page Number: xviii
Extract Date: 1837 March 17

A US consulate opens in Zanzibar

A US consulate opens in Zanzibar

Extract ID: 1273

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Ofcansky, Thomas P and Yeager, Rodger Historical Dictionary of Tanzania
Page Number: xix
Extract Date: 1864 August 31

Representatives of the UMCA arrive in Zanzibar

Bishop William G. Tozer and Dr. Edward Steere, the first representative of the UMCA, arrive in Zanzibar.

Extract ID: 1260

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Elton, J.F. Travels and Research Among the Lakes and Mountains of Eastern and Central Africa

An artist could find genial occupation for years; . . .

An artist could find genial occupation for years; but your matter-of-fact British Tourist would vote the place slow, and sigh for a future of broad streets and civilisation, broad cloth, bottled beer and blacking .... from such revilers of the picturesque I trust a kindly Providence may long deliver the quaint, queer rambling old Arab town of Zanzibar.

reference in Mark Turner, FT 8 May 99 article about Zanzibar

Extract ID: 218

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Ofcansky, Thomas P and Yeager, Rodger Historical Dictionary of Tanzania
Page Number: xix
Extract Date: 1879 December 25

Telegraphic cable from Aden to Zanzibar

Eastern Telegraph Company completes a telegraphic cable from Aden to Zanzibar. Two days later, telegraphic communication is established between Zanzibar and Europe.

Extract ID: 1274

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Nchi Yeti / Our Land.

Tanganyika came under German influence

The country now known as Tanganyika came under German influence largely through the initiative of Dr. Karl Peters. In 1885, the land which Peters had acquired was placed under the protection of the Imperial German Government. A 10-mile belt along the coast was recognised as belonging to Zanzibar, but in 1888 Germany acquired the right of collecting duties on the coast and in 1890 took over the coastal strip on payment of �200,000 to the Sultan of Zanzibar.

Extract ID: 818

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Marsh, R.J. Photos of Holidays
Page Number: 2
Extract Date: 1953 Sep

Extract ID: 4208

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Marsh, R.J. Photos of Holidays
Page Number: 3
Extract Date: 1953 Sep

Extract ID: 4209

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Marsh, R.J. Photos of Holidays
Page Number: 4
Extract Date: 1953 Sep

Extract ID: 4210

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nTZ Feedback
Extract Author: Sukayna Nathani
Page Number: 2009 02 17
Extract Date: 1960's

Want to find out about my father

I have been trying to get to know about Zanzibar a lot these days, I do not know why.

Maybe because, I was born in Zanzibar, as per my documents, in 1953,but as per my parents, 1955;in the month of September.

It does not matter, the only thing is that, I remember slightly of Shaikh Khalifa dying and being buried, as well as Shaikh Abdulla, who did not reign for long; and then came Shaikh Jamshid or Sayyed Jamshid, as we called him , in 1963, I think. Since I open my eyes, my father, the late Ali Redha Nathani, was in Politics, he was in the group of ZNP. I do know that some time or the other, he was a MP; and we used to live in the same house as Shaikh Shamte, if I am not mistaken, was a Minister of something or the other.

After the Revolution, my father was thrown to Prison as a Political Prisoner and served four or five years of the intial ten years sentenced handed down to him; and then we moved to Dar, and after that to Dubai, where my father died shortly after moving to Dubai.

I have been searching the web and going crazy , there are many pictures,of and mentions of Shamte, Ali Mohsin and all others, but I do not see a single name of my father, he was an important person, we used to go to the Palace and I remember sitting down on Sayyid Jamshid's laps, his daughter and me were same or nearly same age and we used to play together, his wife, who was Maleka then, used to like my mother's food and she used to cook a lot and send them, so how come I do not see any pictures of him , can u pls. help me find them?



Extract ID: 5967

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Map and Guide to Tanzania
Page Number: 08e
Extract Date: 29 Oct 1964


Zanzibar continued as a British Protectorate until December 1963 when it became independent. After the Revolution of January 1964, Articles of Union with Tanganyika were signed in April 1964 and the United Republic of Tanzania was proclaimed on 29 October 1964.

Extract ID: 4035

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nTZ Feedback
Extract Author: M Jacoby-Lopez
Page Number: 2004 08 19
Extract Date: 1973

Looking for Richard

Hi..your web site is great. I was not a student at the school,but am looking for someone who may have gone there.

He would have graduated in 1964 I think.His father was a former Governor of Zanzibar.all I know is his first name.Richard�

We met him on a ship sailing from Durban to India in 1973

He was a passionate photographer,and probably still is.

Any ideas as to the surname of this fellow.

The notes,and compositions about the school are so great,that I wish I had gone there.



M Jacoby-Lopez


As you say, a pretty impossible question.

Here�s what I can find about the former Governors of Zanzibar (or British Residents)


British Residents

Francis Pearce, (1913 - 1922)

John Sinclair, (1922 - 1923)

Alfred Hollis, (1923 - 1929)

Richard Rankine, (1929 - 1937)

John Hall, (1937 - 1940)

Harry Pilling, (1940 - 1946)

Vincent Glenday, 1946 - 1951)

John Rankine, (1952 - 1954)

Harry Potter, 1954 - 1959)

Arthur Mooring, (1959 - 1963)

More on Arthur Mooring

(this same paragraph occurs in many other sources)

Sir Arthur Mooring (November 23, 1908 - 1969) was educated at Bedford Modern School and Queens' College, before entering the Colonial Service in 1931. He served there for a number of years in Nigeria before joining the Royal West African Frontier Forces, serving in West Africa, India and Burma. He was mentioned in dispatches and gained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel . Following the Second World War, he returned to Nigeria and rose to become the Deputy Governor of the Western region. In 1959 he became the British Resident in Zanzibar, a position he held until independence in 1963.

However, this source thinks his name was George.


Before the trip to London the :British Resident, Sir George Mooring, initiated discussions between the government and opposition to facilitate certain contentious matters

Checking the Governor before - Harry Potter (maybe JK Rowling lived in Zanzibar) is a nightmare, because there are so many "Harry Potter" references, and I can�t find anything useful in between.

But maybe you need to go back further. If Richard graduated in 1964, say 20, he would have been primary age maybe 1950 on. SO maybe his father was John Rankine.

But, some details here:

Sir John Dalzell Rankine (1907-1987), KCMG (1954), CMG (1947), KCVO (1956), KStJ (1958), Brilliant Star of Zanzibar (1st Class) (1954) was educated at Christ's College, Christchurch, New Zealand, and at Exeter College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1930. He entered colonial service as a cadet, Uganda, 1931, became Assistant Secretary, East African Governor's Conference, 1939, First Assistant Secretary, 1942, and Assistant Colonial Secretary, Fiji in the same year. He was made Colonial Secretary, Barbados, 1945, served as Chief Secretary, Kenya, 1947-1951 and as Chairman, Development and Reconstruction Authority. He was British Resident, Zanzibar, 1952-1954, administered the Governments of Barbados and Kenya on various occasions, and was Governor, Western Region, Nigeria, 1954-1960. In 1939 he married Janet Grace Austin (d 1976), with whom he had one daughter.

Where we see he only had a daughter.

So this means that you are probably looking for a Richard Potter or Richard Mooring. No luck here with Google searches.

One point, I think it more likely that the son of the Resident on Zanzibar would have been educated in Dar es Salaam, rather than "up country" Arusha.

So good luck with your searches.

I�ll add this correspondence to the web site , and see what happens.

David thanks for the response.

I appreciate it. If something connects with your allum, I would be thrilled.



Extract ID: 4824

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nTZ Feedback
Extract Author: Seif Soud
Page Number: 2004 05 03a
Extract Date: 2004 05 03

This is my art work

Dear Sir/Madam

Im an artist from Zanzibar,actualy I saw your site,very intrest for name is Seif SOUD

I think this is very special and I plan to foward this just to see my art work and get some idea for another addition about zanzibarian art work.

your sicerely

Seif Soud

Extract ID: 4837

external link

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Internet Web Pages
Extract Author: Tanzania Tourist Board
Extract Date: 1964

Facts About Tanzania

The word Tanzania is derived from the two nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar which before 1964 were separate.

Tanganyika in Kiswahili, the local dialect (Swahili) is translated to mean "sail in the wilderness"

and Zanzibar is derived from the Arabic words "Zayn Z'al Barr" which mean "fair is this land".

Extract ID: 5559