Pomeroy, KwaZulu-Natal

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Pomeroy
Pomeroy is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Pomeroy
Pomeroy
Pomeroy is located in South Africa
Pomeroy
Pomeroy
Coordinates: 28°33′52″S 30°26′19″E / 28.56444°S 30.43861°E / -28.56444; 30.43861Coordinates: 28°33′52″S 30°26′19″E / 28.56444°S 30.43861°E / -28.56444; 30.43861
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictUmzinyathi
MunicipalityMsinga
Area
 • Total5.97 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,621
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African91.5%
 • Coloured2.3%
 • Indian/Asian4.3%
 • White0.4%
 • Other1.5%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu89.7%
 • English6.9%
 • Other3.3%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
3020
PO box
3020
Area code034

Pomeroy a small town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Town some 72 km north of Greytown and 56 km south-south-east of Dundee. The town was named Pomeroy after Sir George Pomeroy Colley who led the ill-fated British force during the Battle of Majuba Hill in 1881.[2]

It was established as the Gordon Memorial Mission in 1867 in memory of James Henry Hamilton-Gordon, the son of George Hamilton-Gordon, 5th Earl of Aberdeen. The mission worked with the Zulus.

Pomeroy was further developed by the Boodhoo family, first 2 stores by late Mr Boodhoo who was succeeded by Herman Boodhoo who further established a Toy Manufacturing shop & first supermarkets, Boodhoo Bros and Boodhoo & Sons, was then succeeded by Puren Boodhoo who was a strong political figure, business man farmer and sportsman, Golf and Tennis, supporting & hosting the local community sports. Was then succeeded by Rambally Boodhoo who also furthered the business which strongly supporting the town growth also a strong sportsman in Golf & Tennis, Captain of the Tennis team. He was succeeded by Dan Boodhoo who was a great entrepreneur. The town is still held together by the supermarket's and stores built by the great Boodhoo Dynasty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Pomeroy". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 370.