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Image from page 18 of “Natal province : descriptive guide and official hand-book” (1911)
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Identifier: natalprovincedes00tatl
Title: Natal province : descriptive guide and official hand-book
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Tatlow, A.H South African Railways. Publicity Dept
Subjects: Railroads
Publisher: Durban, Natal : South African Railways Printing Works
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

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eof the port and its environs had been effected. But neither the Commandernor his successors made any serious endeavour to establish a port or atrading depot in the newly acquired territory. In various histories it is stated that Natal was occupied by the Dutchfrom 1721 to 1729, but this statement is incorrect. In 1719 the Dutchauthorities at the Cape had directed that if trade could be properly carriedon at Natal a station, with a few officers, should be established. Deterred probably by the difficulty of entering the Port of Natal, andattracted by the superiority of De la Goa Bay as a harbour, it was at thelatter place that commerce was attempted—and at first not without somesuccess; but the sickliness of the climate and the great mortality among theadventurers so discouraged the Dutch that the enterprise was abandoned, andnever again undertaken. There is nothing to show that Natal was visited bya ship of any nation during the period of the occupation of De la Goa Bay bythe Dutch.

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