December 4, 1937. Lusaka, N. Rhodesia: A view of the town from its northern side. This is the capital of Northern Rhodesia, but is still a village of very scant proportions. The European population is about 1300 and the buildings have been so widely scattered that one hardly realises he is in a town. The head offices of the Northern Rhodesia Livestock Cooperative Society, the Northwestern Rhodesia Farmers Cooperative Society, and the Cooperative Creamery of Northern Rhodesia are situated here. The town boasts of an automatic telephone system, but the messenger service is much better. 4400 feet. 06:28.