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Zanzibar Civil Service Staff List 1960

A fascinating glimpse into 1960 life in Zanzibar when it was still a British Protectorate. If you lived in Zanzibar in 1960 you can find out details like age, qualifications, even salary, for anyone you knew who was a senior member of the Civil Service. I am not sure as to whether this booklet was considered "Confidential" or not. I certainly recall viewing either this edition or a similar one at home when I was a kid. The first thing I checked was of course my father's salary! If your Dad or Mum or Uncle or Auntie worked in the Zanzibar Civil Service at the time, you will probably be able to find his or her name in here, together with his or her salary that they kept secret from us kids. Just as guidance for the younger crowd, a Pound Sterling was 20 Shillings. The salaries are quoted as annual salaries. I remember vaguely that at the time, beef sold for around 1.50 Shillings a pound (or, say, 3.30 Shillings a kilo) and a chicken would sell for a couple of Shillings. Filet mignon would go for around 5.50 Shillings a kilo. To search for a particular name just click on the pages marked "Index". I suspect that the cut-off for inclusion in this list was a salary of around 500 Pounds p.a. or 833 Shillings a month (or roughly 400 chickens a month, as a yardstick against today's prices).

I am indebted to Abdulla Mbamba for allowing me to scan his copy of this valuable and delightful historical document.

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Zanzibar Staff List Cover
Zanzibar Staff List Cover
Contents
Contents
1 HH Sultan
1 HH Sultan
2 Brit Resident
2 Brit Resident
3 Admin Genrl
3 Admin Genrl
4 Admin Genrl
4 Admin Genrl
5 Agriculture
5 Agriculture
6 Agriculture
6 Agriculture
7 Agriculture
7 Agriculture
8 Agriculture
8 Agriculture
9 Agriculture
9 Agriculture
10 Audit
10 Audit
11 Aviation
11 Aviation
12 Customs
12 Customs
13 Education
13 Education
14 Education
14 Education
15 Education
15 Education
16 Education
16 Education
17 Education
17 Education
18 Education
18 Education
19 Education
19 Education
20 Govt Press
20 Govt Press
21 Health
21 Health
22 Health
22 Health
23 Health
23 Health
24 Health
24 Health
25 Health
25 Health
26 Judicial
26 Judicial
27 Judicial
27 Judicial
28 Legal
28 Legal
29 Museum
29 Museum
30 Police
30 Police
31 Police
31 Police
32 Police
32 Police
33 Police
33 Police
34 Port&Marine
34 Port&Marine
35 Port&Marine
35 Port&Marine
36 Port&Marine
36 Port&Marine
37 Post Office
37 Post Office
38 Prisons
38 Prisons
39 Prov Admin
39 Prov Admin
40 Prov Admin
40 Prov Admin
41 Prov Admin
41 Prov Admin
42 Prov Admin
42 Prov Admin
43 Public Works&Survey
43 Public Works&Survey
44 Public Works&Survey
44 Public Works&Survey
45 Public Works&Survey
45 Public Works&Survey
46 Public Works&Survey
46 Public Works&Survey
47 Public Works&Survey
47 Public Works&Survey
48 Public Works&Survey
48 Public Works&Survey
49 Secretariat
49 Secretariat
50 Secretariat
50 Secretariat
51 Town Plan
51 Town Plan
52 Treasury
52 Treasury
53 Committees
53 Committees
54 Committees
54 Committees
55 Committees
55 Committees
56 Committees
56 Committees
57 Committees
57 Committees
58 Committees
58 Committees
59 Committees
59 Committees
60 Committees
60 Committees
61 Committees
61 Committees
62 Committees
62 Committees
63 Committees
63 Committees
64 Committees
64 Committees
65 Index
65 Index
66 Index
66 Index
67 Index
67 Index
68 Index
68 Index
69 Salary Scales
69 Salary Scales
1914 School Certificate
1914 School Certificate