Port-elizabeth Sentence Examples
By seafarers "Algoa Bay" is used as synonymous with Port Elizabeth.
It is joined to the trunk railway from Port Elizabeth to the Transvaal by a branch line from Smaldeel, 28 m.
Early in 1828 King, accompanied by two of Chaka's indunas, voyaged in the " Elizabeth and Susan," a small schooner built by the settlers, to Port Elizabeth.
In the December following Farewell went in the " Elizabeth and Susan " to Port Elizabeth.
Moreover, the high freights on goods by the Beira route enabled Port Elizabeth to compete successfully for the trade of Rhodesia.Advertisement
The Eastern Province Magazine was issued at Port Elizabeth in 1861-1862, and the South African Magazine appeared in 1867-1868.
The bay lies midway between Table Bay (Cape Town) and Port Elizabeth roadstead.
Mossel Bay is a station on the direct Cape Town - Port Elizabeth railway.
There were in 1911 only five towns with over 12,000 inhabitants, namely Cape Town (161,759), Kimberley (44,433), Port Elizabeth (37,063), East London (24,606) and Grahamstown (13,830).
In 1901 plague invaded South Africa, and obtained a distinct footing both at Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.Advertisement
The chief cities are Cape Town (pop. 1904, 77, 66 8), Port Elizabeth (32,959), East London (25,220) and Kimberley (34331) in the Cape province; Durban (67,847) in Natal; Johannesburg (155,642) and Pretoria (36,839) in the Transvaal; and Bloemfontein (33,883) in the Orange Free State.
They were landed in 1820, in Algoa Bay, where they founded Port Elizabeth and the Albany settlement.
The population within the municipal area was at the 1904 census 3 2, 959; that within the district of Port Elizabeth 46,626, of whom 23,782 were whites.
Railway work was begun in 1873 and Port Elizabeth is now in direct communication with all other parts of South Africa.
A line drawn from Port Elizabeth north-west across the Karroo in the direction of Walfish Bay roughly divides the regions of the winter and summer rains.Advertisement
The chief milling centres are Port Elizabeth and the Cape district.
From Cape Town mail steamers sail once a week, or oftener, to Port Elizabeth (436 m., two days) East London (543 m., three days) and Durban (823 m., four or five days); Mossel Bay being called at once a fortnight.
From Kroonstad, a station midway betweenBloemfontein and Johannesburg, a railway, opened in 1906, goes via Ladysmith to Durban, and provides the shortest railway route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and Natal.
From Port Elizabeth a second line (186 m.) runs by Uitenhage and Graaff Reinet, rejoining the main line at Rosmead, from which a junction line (83 m.) runs eastwards, connecting with the Eastern system at Stormberg.
From Mossel Bay another line runs by George, Oudtshoorn and Willowmore to Klipplaat, a station on the line from Graaff Reinet to Port Elizabeth.Advertisement
The Somerset East line crosses, at Cookhouse station, the Midland main line from Port Elizabeth to the north, and by this route the distance between Port Elizabeth and East London is 307 m.
From Port Elizabeth a line (35 m.) runs east to Grahamstown, whence another line (43 m.) goes south-east to Port Alfred at the mouth of the Kowie river.
These people formed what was known as the Albany settlement, founding Port Elizabeth and making Graham's Town their headquarters.