1870 in South Africa

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1870
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1870 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

May
July
December
Date unknown

Births[edit]

  • 24 May – Jan Smuts, South African soldier and statesman. (d. 1950)

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

  • A second locomotive is at work on excavation and breakwater construction in Table Bay Harbour, a 0-4-0 saddle-tank engine believed to have been built by Hughes's Locomotive & Tramway Engine Works and delivered to the Cape at some time between 1863 and 1870.[6][7]

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. ^ Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 115–117. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  4. ^ History of Cape Town: The growth of the city and the port
  5. ^ South Africa’s Yesterdays, The Reader’s Digest Association South Africa (Pty.) Limited, 1981, (Editor Peter Joyce), p171, ISBN 0 620 05019 5
  6. ^ The Cape Argus of 19 July 1870.
  7. ^ Dating the opening of Hughes Works