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Image from page 456 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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rtant factorin the success of the settlements. The settlements should have every chance of success, asthey possess good soil, water and roads, are near to the railway, and are not far from Durban,and lastly they enjoy a good climate and great beauty as regards scenery. On the North Coast we find the NONOT1 MISSION LANDS, situated in the LowerTugela Division of Victoria County, between the Nonoti and Tugela rivers. These lands havean elevation of from 1,000 to 1,500 feet and the rainfall is ample. They are fairly well wateredby streams, and some of the farms have a frontage on the Nonoti River. The land is brokenand of varying quality, and does not offer facilities for cultivation in large fields. Settlers,therefore, can scarcely look to the cultivation of one staple product, but must devote attentionto varied farming, according to the capabilities of their land. On each farm there is to befound an excellent site for a homestead, and a certain acreage will grow good fruit trees, and 43

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Making Fruit Boxes with fruit, mealies, garden produce, stock of all kinds, fowls, pigs, etc., a living should bebe made, but there is no one product which can be grown to suit the different kinds of soilto be found on each farm. On the upper farms tea and wattles will do well, while certain portions of the lowerlots will be found suitable for sugar-growing, and the terminus of Mr. Colenbranders tram-lineis not so far away as to render the idea of growing sugar-cane for the Darnall Mill impracticable. The settlement is eminently one which requires farmers who can do a little ofeverything, and make their annual income from a dozen different sources. Next we come to the SUGAR LANDS OF ZULU LAND, which were thrown openfor settlement in 1905. They consist of lands along the Zululand Railway from Mandini tothe Umlalazi River, from which river—a distance of some eleven miles—lies a block ofunsurveyed and unclassifed land of some 9.000 acres in extent. This land will be dividedout if app

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