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From: <gloriadugmore@webmail.co.za>
To: <contact@mufulira.co.za>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 5:59 PM
Subject: [?] greetings

Hi there,
I am now residing in CT SA. My family left Muf in 1960 and had fond
memories of their home town. They always spoke fondly of friends. My dad
 is Dennis Bester 87 years old and my late mom was Hannah. They had a
 friend named Basie and Jennie De Waal in Muf and have lost contact for
many years. I am afraid I was too little to remember much except that they had I think 3 children. Please advise how I can trace them.

Kind regards

From: michael jessup
To: contact@mufulira.co.za
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 2:16 PM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List

My father Derrick Robertson worked on the copper mine in Mufulira after WWII until 1955. He married an Australia war widow, Patricia Walrond ( nee Martin) in 1948 in South Africa.

After their marriage they lived in Mufulira in I think “H” Avenue. Their 2 eldest children, Trevor & Joan ( that’s me) Robertson were born in Muf in 1949 & 1952 respectively.

In 1955 we moved to Australia to live where a third child, Martin Robertson was born.

Derrick worked on the construction of the BP Refinery in Kwinana Western Australia & Pat, a registered nurse worked with the district nursing service.

In later years Derrick & Pat bought a farm in Gingin, Western Australia. This farm was like a mini African farm with mealies growing in the fields & guinea fowl running around.

Derrick & Pat later moved to Cottesloe WA where Derrick died in 1998 from cancer.

Pat resided in a nursing home in the suburbs of Perth but sadly has dementia.

I would like to hear from anyone who knew my parents.

I live in Australia & visit remaining family in South Africa ever second year. My contact details are;


Joan Jessup ( nee Robertson)

From: Stephonas G. Samaras
To: contact@mufulira.co.za Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 10:54 AM
Subject: Mufulira

Dear Mr. Kusaloka,

Just saw your name on the Mufulira web site. My name is Paul Mukonkami  once your handman at Nkonanto.

How are things up there? please send us chocolates. Contact address: pmukonkami@yahoo.com. Zambia is improving please come back and help us develop it further

best regards to family

From: billings siwila
To: contact@mufulira.co.za
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 7:21 PM
Subject: request to join the mufulira connection

My name is Billings and I was born in Mufulira. I am now based in Cape Town, South Africa and would like to be part of the Mufulira connection site.

I will send some of pictures ASAP.
Thanking you in great anticipation


Pic 1   --  Pic 2

From: "Matthew Haw" <matthew-r-haw@hotmail.com>
To: <contact@mufulira.co.za>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 5:24 AM
Subject: I was born there

Hello....My name is Matthew, I was born in Mufulira in October 1958 and my
parents were born in S. Africa. We left N. Rhodesia in 1961 and came to
Canada and I have become quite the Canadian since then. However, there has been a weird little emptiness within me since I cannot remember my
birthplace except through the stories my parent's have told, and I have
always had a love for Africa, either through books, movies, documentaries or stories, and so little in any of those media have touched on Zambia, and I have never seen anything on Mufulira except in one documentary about
Victoria falls that mentioned Muf. And when that happened I was thrilled in
an odd way to hear my birthplace mentioned. I've been to S. Africa 3 times
to visit relatives over the years but never went north.

So, there I was sitting at work yesterday, bored, staring at my PC,
thinking: "What can I Google?" Well I Googled Mufulira and lo and behold
there at the top of the list was this website. Man, I poured through the old
pix to see if I could find my Mom or Dad or Aunts etc... but did not find
them. My Dad worked in the copper mine and played baseball. His name is
Forbes Haw, was born in S.A. in 1930.

I don't expect much to happen from sending this note, but it feels good to
have even such a tenuous connection with my birthplace for a little while.
This is just to say "Hi" anyway, and if my father's name rings any bells
that will be cool. 

Have a nice day...Matthew

From: Bill and Yvette
To: The Mufulira Club
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 2:09 PM
Subject: change of address

Hi there,

Just to let you all know that Yvette and I have moved to Portage La Prairie in Manitoba and have a new email address:

Retirement means that we can plan to go visit Muf in the next little while!


Yvette Souque
Bill Knott

From: Latika
To: contact@mufulira.co.za Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 3:32 PM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List

1.   Latika Patel Amin dalarosh@hotmail.com....

2. Kanoobhai A  and Savita Patel
(Muf GenDealers/MECCO).... 


From: Lorentz E Bergh
To: mufuliraclub
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:04 PM

Hi to old friends and acquaintances from Muf,

My  name is Joan Bergh, formerly Thetford.

I came to Mufulira in 1962 with my late husband George, son Graham, born in England, and baby daughter Lindy, born in Salisbury Southern Rhodesia. George first worked in the cocktail bar at the Rec club, old timers may remember him there, we lived in a Mine flat opposite the club. He later worked for contractors on the mine, we moved to Maybin avenue and later to a plot at Murundu near the Congo border. There I kept horses and George bred chicken, turkeys and grew vegetables for sale. I had another son out there, Peter, he was delivered by Drs George and Betty Conolly, now deceased, I am sure they will be remembered. If anyone remembers me it will probably be from the Muf Gymkhana Club, I moved my horses there after George died suddenly in 1970. We had many good friends there, i.e. Henry and Sally van Vuuren who are now living in Strand in the Cape. We see them when we can and keep in touch by phone.. I met my present husband Lorentz at the club, he came to Zambia from Norway with NORAD and taught at the Adult Educational Centre. My eldest son Graham is still in Muf, he works for the Samaras family at Olympic Milling, I still think of Muf as home so I am able to hear what is going on from Graham. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers us.

 My  postal address is P O Box 878, Walkerville 1876 - Tel 016 5901023

From: Alan Hopking
To: contact@mufulira.co.za
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 10:59 AM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List

Great to find your site.

Please add my info to your contact list.

I was born in Muf in 1950, went to Mary Moffitt, and Muf Primary, then went to Falcon in 1962. We left Muf in 1966. My father Nevil Hopking worked as Personnel Manager on Muf mine; my mother Joy worked as secretary at the Ross Avenue primary school. I have a twin brother Denis (in Australia), Barry (RSA) and Claire (RSA).
Someone posted a picture of 1960-1 Muf Primary Football Team on your archive 4 – you can see Alan and Denis Hopking on the front row. Also in the picture is Ian Manson, Micky Hartley, Ian McKenzie…

Name Alan Hopking
Email alanhopking@godshaer.co.uk
Web www.godshaer.co.uk
Tel +44 (0)7890326763

Christchurch BH23 1DS, UK


From: Anne Haldane
To: contact@mufulira.co.za
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 11:53 AM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List


Please would you update my cell no. on the contact list – 072 7635501

Regards & thank you – looking forward to the Jozi Jol next year.  Will be flying up from Cape Town to attend.

Anne Haldane

From: "Barry Hopking" <bh@iafrica.com>
To: <contact@mufulira.co.za>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 1:38 PM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List

Great web site,
I was born in Muf  in 1948 and left 18 years later. I am now living in
Durban and can be contacted on 0833036986

Kind regards
Barry Hopking


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