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View at a bend in the road in Bain's Kloof, 1867-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3059A/38

Scope and Contents

290 x 243 mm. 65 miles from Cape Town, January 1867. Showing rocky outcrops in the Pass with part of the road visible in the background. Starting at Wellington and following the course of the Wit River, the pass was opened up in 1854, when a road built by the Colonial Engineer Andrew Geddes Bain was completed. A note in C.W. Busk's hand adds: 'The railway ended at Wellington at this time, but was in the course of construction between there and Worcester; does not go through this pass, but round in the valley below via Tulbach. Those who go up country do not see this pass, they pass below to the west, between Wellington and Tulbach'.


  • Creation: 1867-01


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Poor condition, fading, yellowing and some dirt marks.

Related Materials

For views of Bain's Kloof, see Y3059A/38-41.



Finding aid date

2003-04-02 09:01:51+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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