1893 in South Africa

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1893
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1893 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

May
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 30 April – Johannes Willem Viljoen, big-game hunter and politician, dies on his farm near Zeerust at the age of 81.
  • 23 June – Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman. (b. 1817)
  • 9 July – George Christopher Cato, the first mayor of Durban, dies at the age of 79.

Railways[edit]

CGR 6th Class of 1893
NZASM 46 Tonner, c. 1895

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 1 January – Transvaal – Germiston to Pretoria, 35 miles (56.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 30 December – Transvaal – Nelspruit to Airlie, 42 miles (67.6 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Cape
Transvaal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 183, ref. no. 200954-13
  2. ^ a b Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 1: 1859–1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 44–45, 57, 113–117, 126. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0. 
  3. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 41–44. ISBN 0869772112. 
  4. ^ Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8.