1919 in South Africa

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1919
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1919 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

April
August
September
November

Births[edit]

  • 3 March – Peter Abrahams, South African-born Jamaican novelist and journalist. (d. 2017)
  • 8 December – Mary Benson, activist and author. (d. 2000)

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 9 January – Natal – Deviation from Umlaas Road to Pentrich, 19 miles 19 chains (31.0 kilometres).[3]

Locomotives[edit]

Two new Cape gauge and one narrow gauge locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Governors-General: 1910-1961 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ a b Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 138."2-Minute Wave of Silence" Revives a Time-honoured Tradition. Accessed on 5 June 2014.
  3. ^ Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 188, ref. no. 200954-13
  4. ^ a b Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 55, 105–106. ISBN 0869772112. 
  5. ^ a b Durrant, A. E. (1989). Twilight of South African Steam (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, London: David & Charles. pp. 92–93, 123. ISBN 0715386387.