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Image from page 330 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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e hotels :- Commercial, Greytown,and Plough. The public buildings are all near the Market Square. The offices of the Local Board are the most striking, being distinguished by a tower and a Diamond Jubilee clock, and adjoining this is a large public hall. The Court House, Post and Telegraph offices, and the Gaol are all in the neighbourhood. Schools are well represented :—a Government school, mixed ; HuguenotHigh School—which is a boarding establishment for the training of youngladies : St. Davids House—a boarding school for boys. These schools are allunder the control of proper certificated teachers. A public reading room and subscription library, with a choice selectionof books is well patronised. The town also possesses a Masonic Temple andOddfellows Hall. All kinds of clubs and associations have been formed : football, tennis,cricket, polo, hockey, golf, etc., athletic and otherwise. The barracks of the Natal Police Force stand conspicuously on a hilloutside the township. 30/

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p^§£) Greytown (^§^3 1.—Town Hall 2.—Huguenot Seminary 3.—Dutch Reformed Church The wattle industry benefits Greytown to a very great extent, two largecrushing mills being erected in the town. The Local Board have extensivelygone in for wattle growing on the Town Lands, and it is estimated that thereare 3,000 acres under cultivation this year. Since the adoption of Local Government, Greytown has come wonderfullyto the front, and being connected by rail, facility is afforded to the despatch ofproduce, etc., with but little inconvenience for outside markets. Greytown has some historic associations. It was the birthplace of thelate Commandant General Piet Joubert, and his successor, General Louis Botha,resided in the town for several years. Greytown, likewise, was the centre inconnection with the Bambata and Native Rebellions. Dinuzulus trial also tookplace in Greytown, which lasted over a period of five months : the Town Hallbeing converted into a Court Room for the purpose. Gr

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