1873 in South Africa

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1873 in South Africa
1870 1871 1872 « 1873 » 1874 1875 1876

List of years in South Africa

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

April
May
July
August
  • 20 – Prime Minister John Molteno authorises construction of the new Cape Eastern railway line from East London.
December
Unknown date
  • The University of South Africa is founded in Cape Town as the University of the Cape of Good Hope.
  • The Cape Government establishes the first district boarding schools to educate children from rural areas while education is standardised at the Cape.[5]
  • The town of East London is officially established through the proclaimed merger of the three settlements of Panmure, East London and East London East.
  • Warmbad is established as Hartingsburg at the hot springs north of Pretoria.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • Namaqualand – Muishondfontein to Kookfontein, 15 miles (24.1 kilometres).[6]

Locomotives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices, Orange Free State: Heads of State: 1854-1902 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices, South African Republic (Transvaal): Heads of State: 1857-1877 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  3. ^ a b The British Empire: Griqualand West Administrators (Accessed on 16 April 2017)
  4. ^ Roberts, Brian. 1976. Kimberley, turbulent city. Cape Town: David Philip, p 115
  5. ^ Amersfoort Legacy Timeline 1658-present
  6. ^ Bagshawe, Peter (2012). Locomotives of the Namaqualand Railway and Copper Mines (1st ed.). Stenvalls. ISBN 978-91-7266-179-0. 
  7. ^ Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  8. ^ C.G.R. Numbering Revised, Article by Dave Littley, SA Rail May–June 1993, pp. 94-95.
  9. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112. 
  10. ^ Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 1: 1859–1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0.