1878 in South Africa

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1878
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1878 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

March
  • 12 – Commander R.C. Dryer takes possession of the area surrounding Walvis Bay.
May
July
December
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 25 May – Natal – Umgeni to Avoca, 4 miles 21 chains (6.9 kilometres).[4]
  • 1 August – Cape Midland – Glenconnor to Mount Stewart, 48 miles 70 chains (78.7 kilometres).[5]
  • 15 August – Cape Eastern – Kei Road to Döhne, 20 miles 45 chains (33.1 kilometres).[5]
  • 15 August – Cape Eastern – East London to Landing Jetty, 1 mile 58 chains (2.8 kilometres).[5]
  • 4 September – Natal – Durban to Pinetown, 17 miles 15 chains (27.7 kilometres).[6]
  • 4 November – Cape Western – Kleinstraat to Grootfontein, 86 miles 49 chains (139.4 kilometres).[5]

Locomotives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kruger, D.W. (ed)(1972). Dictionary of South African Biography, Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council, v. 3, p. 661.
  2. ^ http://www.portstjohns.org.za/history.htm
  3. ^ "V muzeu Emila Holuba se ukrýval kapský lev". Novinky.cz (in Czech). 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ a b c d 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.
  6. ^ The South African Railways - Historical Survey. Editor George Hart, Publisher Bill Hart, Sponsored by Dorbyl Ltd., Published c. 1978, p. 16.
  7. ^ Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 1: 1859–1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 13–14, 18. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0.