Pietermaritzburg sentence example

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  • A fourth range also diverges from Giant's Castle and ramifies in various branches over a large tract "of country, one branch running by Pietermaritzburg to the Berea hills overlooking Durban.
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  • Of many flat-topped hills the best known is the Table Mountain east of Pietermaritzburg.
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  • At Durban the annual rainfall is about 40 in., at Pietermaritzburg 38.
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  • The seat of the provincial government is Pietermaritzburg (q.v.), commonly called Maritzburg (or P.M.B.), with a population (1904) of 31,199.
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  • The main line starts from Durban, and passing through Pietermaritzburg (71 m.), Ladysmith (190 m.) and Newcastle (268 m.) pierces the Drakensberg at Laing's Nek by a tunnel 2213 ft.
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  • Two lines branch off from Pietermaritzburg.
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  • The provincial court, consisting of a judge president and three puisne judges, sits in Pietermaritzburg and has jurisdiction over all causes whether affecting natives or Europeans.
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  • In 1863 the metropolitan of Cape Town, as head of the Church of the Province of South Africa, excommunicated Dr Colenso and consecrated a rival bishop for Natal, who took the title of bishop of Pietermaritzburg.
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  • Meantime the Boers had founded Pietermaritzburg and made it the seat of their volksraad.
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  • Within a fortnight Colonel Cloete had received the submission of the volksraad at Pietermaritzburg.
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  • Durban was soon thronged; and Pietermaritzburg, which was then practically the terminus of the Natal railway, was the base from which nearly all the expeditions to the goldfields were fitted out.
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  • Natal colonists were not merely the first in the field with the transport traffic to the new goldfields; they became some of the earliest proprietors of mines, and for several years many of the largest mining companies had their chief offices at Pietermaritzburg or Durban.
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  • Hildyard, which opposed Joubert's advance on Pietermaritzburg at Estcourt.
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  • In Durban the Present Century was started in 1903, and the Natal Magazine was issued at Pietermaritzburg in 1877.
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  • Pietermaritzburg was founded early in 1839 by the newlyarrived Dutch settlers in Natal, and its name commemorates two of their leaders - Piet Retief and Gerrit Maritz.
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  • Material for forming a judgment will be found chiefly in the correspondence of Sir Benjamin D'Urban with the Colonial Office, in the statements made by the voortrekkers, and in a series of lectures delivered in Pietermaritzburg in1852-1855by the Hon.
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  • As the result of an inter-colonial conference held in Pietermaritzburg in the early months of 1906, a new customs convention of a strongly protective character came into force on the 1st of June of that year.
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  • Showing a steel girder bridge across the Mgeni River, probably near Pietermaritzburg.
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  • An artist printmaker born in South Africa, Alcock completed a four year Fine Art Degree from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
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