Harry Scott Thornicroft

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Henry "Harry" Scott Thornicroft, nicknamed "Dongolosi"[1](fl. 1907[2]–1937[3]) was a Native Commissioner in Petauke, in North-Western Rhodesia and later Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) for 17 years around 1907,[1][2] and later a Justice of the Peace in Fort Jameson (now Chipata).[3]

Thornicroft married a local woman and had 11 children,[2] including Gaston Thornicroft, later a leader of the Coloured community.[4] Thornicroft's Giraffe, a subspecies of giraffe endemic to the Luangwa Valley, is named after him, from a specimen which he had shot and sent to the Natural History Museum, London, where it was displayed.[1][2][5]

Harry Scott Thornicroft (on the right)
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