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Barberton, 1888

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305C/94

Scope and Contents

189 x 127 mm. A view of the town of Barberton, the headquarters of the De Kaap gold fields. The neatly laid out houses and streets are enclosed in the semi-circular ridge of hills from which the photograph is taken. The heyday of gold production in the area was from 1882-1887 and this view was probably taken around the end of this period. 'By the beginning of 1887 it had, indeed, developed into a town of open structure which spread from under the Saddleback to Lomas Ridge, while in the east and west respectively residences of some pretension were being erected on the Berea and in Belgravia' (Praagh, 1906, pp. 360-1).

Dates

  • 1888

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Related Materials

See also Y305C/92 for a view which completes the panoramic view of the town of Barbeton. For further views of the De Kaap gold fields see Y305J109-119.

Bibliography

Praagh, L. V, ed. (1906), 'The Transvaal and its mines', London; Johannesburg: Praagh & Lloyd.

General

WS.

Finding aid date

2004-07-27 15:07:15+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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