1860 in South Africa

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1860
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1860 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

February
May
June
Official Opening of the Natal Railway Company
  • 26 – The Natal Railway Company officially opens the first revenue-earning railway line in South Africa, a 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) line from Market Square in Durban to the newly built Point station at Durban Harbour.[5]
September
December
  • 6 – Stephanus Schoeman unconstitutionally ousts J.H. Grobler as acting President of the Executive Council of the South African Republic.[4]
Unknown date
  • The first indenture of Indian workers arrive in Natal to work in the sugar industry.
  • The first telegraph service in South Africa starts operating between Cape Town and Simonstown.
  • The penny post is started in Cape Town.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 26 June – Natal – Durban to Point, 2 miles (3.2 kilometres).[6]

Locomotives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grey, Sir George (1812–1898)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  2. ^ World Statesmen: Botswana (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  3. ^ a b c Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices, Orange Free State: Heads of State: 1854-1902 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  4. ^ a b c d e Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices, South African Republic (Transvaal): Heads of State: 1857-1877 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  5. ^ a b c Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 1: 1859–1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 11, 13, 15–16, 20–21, 23, 84. 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