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Halfwayhouse Claims (Pilgrim’s Rest), 1873 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3055B/11

Scope and Contents

189 x 142 mm. A view looking across one of the claims at Pilgrim’s Rest, with heavily excavated land and piles of top soil in the foreground. In a trench in the foreground stand European miners with a gang of African labourers. At the start of the rush there were no native diggers and A.P. Cartwright attributes their introduction to one Alois Nellmagius. Men from the Kimberly diamond diggings introduced further batches of African labour. The wooden houses seen in the background of the print are the outskirts of Pilgrim’s Rest. Probably by H. Ferdinand Gros.


  • Creation: 1873 - 1879

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Finding aid date

2012-04-17 14:23:46+00:00

Includes index.

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