1885 in South Africa

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1885 in South Africa
1882 1883 1884 « 1885 » 1886 1887 1888

List of years in South Africa

Events[edit]

February
November

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 2 September – Cape Eastern – Molteno to Aliwal North, 69 miles 35 chains (111.7 kilometres).[2]
  • 28 November – Cape Western – Oranjerivier to Kimberley, 76 miles 70 chains (123.7 kilometres).<[2]
  • 21 December – Natal – Merrivale to Estcourt, 61 miles 50 chains (99.2 kilometres).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The South African Railways - Historical Survey. Editor George Hart, Publisher Bill Hart, Sponsored by Dorbyl Ltd., Published c. 1978, p. 13.
  2. ^ a b Report for year ending 31 December 1909, Cape Government Railways, Section VIII - Dates of Opening and the Length of the different Sections in the Cape Colony, from the Year 1873 to 31st December, 1909.
  3. ^ Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 182, ref. no. 200954-13