Humphrey Gibbs, Beleaguered Governor

Southern Rhodesia, 1929-69
Author(s): 
Megahey, Alan
ISBN: 
0333721586
Date published: 
March 1998
Hardback
Price: 
£29.50
Pages: 
264

This is a biography of Sir Humphrey Gibbs, an upper-class Englishman who settled in Southern Rhodesia soon after it became a self-governing colony. He was a leading farmer and churchman, an MP, and eventually Governor of the country. In 1964 the Rhodesian Front declared UDI, but he remained at his post in Government House for a further five years, and was a conduit for negotiations between the British Government and the rebel regime.