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Witwatersrand Gold Mining Company, Knight's Battery, 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/84

Scope and Contents

193 x 124 mm. Showing the stamp battery buildings in the course of erection. William Knight came to the Witwatersrand in July 1886 and formed Knight's Witwatersrand Gold Mining Company which was registered on 8th January 1887. This was the first Rand Gold Mining Company to be registered in the Transvaal.


  • Creation: 1888


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.


A sketch of this building by Ida Mae Stone can be found in: Leyds, G. A (1964), 'A history of Johannesburg', p. 55, Cape Town: Nasionale Boekhandel. The sketch is captioned: 'The first 100 stamp battery on the Rand being completed.'




Harris, Robert, fl 1880-1899, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-26 12:28:58+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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