Rhodesia: 75th Anniversary of Bulawayo, Badge

Rhodesia: 75th Anniversary of Bulawayo, BadgeRhodesia: 75th Anniversary of Bulawayo, Badge
Form: Circular. Pin-back.
By: Matthews Manufacturing Company, Bulawayo
Date: 1968
Ref:  Laidlaw: 1076;
25.5 mmBrass7.0 gm$8

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Coat of arms of Bulawayo with motto: “SI.YE.PAMBILI (in Ndebele - let us go forward)”. Legend anticlockwise from the top: "BULAWAYO 75TH ANNIVERSARY". Dash at the top.

Reverse: Attached pin. Maker's name below: "MATTHEWS MFG. / CO. BULAWAYO".

Notes: During 1893 Matabeleland was invaded by troops of the British South Africa Company. King Lobengula of the Matabele fled the capital, Bulawayo. On 4 November 1893, Leander Starr Jameson declared Matabeleland to be under the rule of the B.S.A. Company and Cecil John Rhodes ordered that Bulawayo should be rebuilt for white settlement.