1864 in South Africa

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1864 in South Africa
1861 1862 1863 « 1864 » 1865 1866 1867

List of years in South Africa

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January
February
May
  • 10 – Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, State President of the Orange Free State from 1860 to 1863, is inaugurated as President of the Executive Council of the South African Republic for a second term.[3]
August
December
Unknown date
  • The Republic of New Scotland is set up in Roburnia in what is now the Amsterdam region.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 1 February – David Hume, explorer and big-game hunter. (b. 1796)

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

  • The first of three 2-4-0 tank locomotives are acquired as motive power for the Wynberg line, one by the Wynberg Railway Company and the other two by the Cape Town Railway and Dock Company who undertakes to rent and operate the line.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices, Orange Free State: Heads of State: 1854-1902 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ Muller. Oude tyden in den Oranje-Vrystaat. pp. 54, 74, 76, 87, 127, 131, 134, 143, 145, 147, 158, 159, 172, 256. 
  3. ^ a b c Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices, South African Republic (Transvaal): Heads of State: 1857-1877 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  4. ^ Theal, George McCall (1889). History of South Africa: the republics and native territories from 1854 to 1872. London: S. Sonnenschein & co. p. 230. 
  5. ^ Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 1: 1859-1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 15–17, 23. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0. 
  6. ^ Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 181, ref. no. 200954-13
  7. ^ Blackie, Article by D. Littley, SA Rail September–October 1989, p. 133.