1905 in South Africa

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1905 in South Africa
1902 1903 1904 « 1905 » 1906 1907 1908

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

January
  • 26 – The Cullinan Diamond, the largest diamond in the world at 3,106 carats (621.2 g), is discovered by Captain Frederick Wells at Cullinan.
Unknown date
  • Non-whites are not given voting rights, except in the Cape Colony.
  • The Cape Town City Hall in Darling Street is built.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 1 February – Free State – Springfontein to Jagersfontein, 48 miles 13 chains (77.5 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 March – Free State – Aberfeldy to Bethlehem, 44 miles 10 chains (71.0 kilometres).[1]
  • 27 March – Transvaal – Rayton to Cullinan, 6 miles (9.7 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 May – Cape Western – Hutchinson to Pampoenpoort, 48 miles 3 chains (77.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 18 May – Cape Eastern – Xalanga to Elliot, 49 miles 27 chains (79.4 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 August – Transvaal – Klerksdorp to Vierfontein (Free State), 17 miles 15 chains (27.7 kilometres).[1]
  • 19 September – Cape Western – De Aar to Prieska, 111 miles 60 chains (179.8 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 November – Cape Eastern – Komga to Eagle, 27 miles 52 chains (44.5 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 November – Cape Midland – Humewood Road to Humansdorp (Narrow gauge), 68 miles 61 chains (110.7 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 November – Natal – Elandskop to Donnybrook, 42 miles 38 chains (68.4 kilometres).[1]
  • 2 November – Cape Eastern – Aliwal North to Lady Grey, 39 miles 62 chains (64.0 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 December – Cape Western – Cape Town to Sea Point, 3 miles 51 chains (5.9 kilometres).[1]
  • 16 December – Cape Western – Van der Stel to Strand, 2 miles 11 chains (3.4 kilometres).[1]
  • 16 December – Free State – Modderpoort to Ladybrand, 7 miles (11.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 18 December – Free State – Marseilles to Maseru in Basutoland, 16 miles 32 chains (26.4 kilometres).[1]
  • 20 December – Transvaal – Springs to Breyten, 121 miles 78 chains (196.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 22 December – Free State – Dover to Parys, 20 miles 18 chains (32.5 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Cape
  • A single 0-4-2 tank locomotive named Britannia is placed in service by the Cape Copper Company as a shunting engine at Port Nolloth in the Cape Colony.[2]:25-28
Natal
  • The Natal Government Railways places two Class A 4-6-2 Pacific locomotives in service, designed by Locomotive Superintendent D.A. Hendrie for passenger traffic on the mainline between Ladysmith and Charlestown. In 1912 they will be designated Class 2 on the South African Railways (SAR).[3]
Transvaal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 185, ref. no. 200954-13
  2. ^ Bagshawe, Peter (2012). Locomotives of the Namaqualand Railway and Copper Mines (1st ed.). Stenvalls. ISBN 978-91-7266-179-0. 
  3. ^ a b Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 35–36. ISBN 0869772112. 
  4. ^ Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 1: 1859-1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 135–137. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0.