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Completed in April, 1907, the first coaling plant erected at the Bluff was taken over provisionally by the Durban Harbour Board on the first of the following month, after certain necessary tests had been carried out. Click to view enlargement. It was proclaimed a British colony on 4 May 1843 after the British government had annexed the Boer Republic of Natalia, and on 31 May 1910 combined with three other colonies to form the Union of South Africa, as one of its provinces. The Port of NATAL is also known as (PORTO DE NATAL). Accordingly the Flats were drained, the land reclaimed, and the Maydon Wharf established. A word as to the Maydon Wharf and our round of visits terminates. 1908, 1910, 1912-14, 1921-22, 1927-33, 1935-36, 1939-40. Mit über 3,4 Millionen Einwohnern nach der Volkszählung von 2011 ist eThekwini die größte Stadt der Provinz KwaZulu-Natal und nach Johannesburg und Kapstadt die drittgrößte Stadt Südafrikas; Durban selbst hatte 595.061 Einwohner. Virtually nothing is wrong with the harbour - nothing, at any rate, that menaces Durban's great position as a shipping and commercial centre --yet it does no harm, but in some mysterious way it makes for progress and improvement to suggest that in this, that, or the other respect, local conditions might be bettered. Meantime it had been brought home to the authorities that the demand for coal for export and bunker purposes had outgrown the capacity of the loading plant. There is, after all, no real reason-apart from the fact that other Governments pursue the same policy-that the Administration should differentiate between the railage rates on coal destined for export and bunker use respectively. Around us, as we wend our way Pointwards, swarm the myriad activities of the harbour area-native dockers, chanting a dirge-like chorus as they labour ; " coalie " boys filling ships' bunkers from the quay ; the engines and goods trains of the Railways Administration puffing fussily to and fro ; great derricks and cranes in action ; ships loading or discharging, and here and there, in sharp contrast to all this feverish activity, an angler squatting placidly on the quayside, watching his bobbing float in the unquiet waters below ! Not for long, however, was such a makeshift acceptable at a port whose growth was like that of a vigorous sub-tropical plant, so that one could almost watch its steady expansion with the naked eye. | Blog | Donate As long ago as 1855, the year following the elevation of Durban to the dignity of a borough, the inhabitants petitioned the then Governor of the Cape Colony, during his stay in the town, to champion the cause of the budding port in his despatches to the Home authorities. Port Edward’s history dates back to the 19th century, when European settlers made a home for themselves on the banks of the Mtamvuma River. Click to view enlargement. It stirs sluggish Governments to action ; it keeps Harbour Boards up to concert pitch. The Natal Germans are very proud of their German heritage (eg. A standing refutation of the belief that the fashioners of Port Natal's resources have lacked vision is to be found in the Great Prince Edward Dock at Congella, where the largest ships afloat in the Southern Hemisphere may find snug asylum what time they are being overhauled or repaired. And, meantime, Port Natal has many problems yet to solve. Technical specifications, tonnages and management details are derived from VesselFinder database. I don't recall who sent me the photocopy but I eventually had the opportunity to get the text into my computer with charactor recognition software. It was the smallest of the four traditional provinces and occupied the southeastern part of the country. Natal, city and port, capital of Rio Grande do Norte estado (state), northeastern Brazil. While in this neighbourhood one must give a thought to the Floating Dock that rides the waters of the Bay hard by Shed " I," for this marks one of the stages by which Durban temporarily satisfied the need that has now, at long last, been fully satisfied by the constructing of the great graving dock at Congella -the need, that is to say, for an adequate means of raising and overhauling local or visiting vessels in need of repair. Onset is typically between one week and one month following childbirth. It is now the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Thus the harbour and the collieries of Natal have helped one another to develop, and when we allot due praise to the men who have laboured for the greatness of Port Natal we must never forget that the colliery undertakings of the Province have to a very large extent contributed to the harbour's growth and prosperity. Then, shortly afterwards, Dingane had the entire delegation killed. From first to last the capital expenditure on the harbour has amounted to no less a sum than £5,500,000 sterling as against £3,130,000 for Capetown, £1,474,000 for East London, £1,326,500 for Port Elizabeth, and smaller items for Mossel Bay, Port Alfred and Walvis Bay. the engineers. It also has a Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini, based in Ulundi. Just as the old Natal Government had a clear vision of the tremendous asset it possessed in the Port of Durban, so successive Union Governments from 1910 to the present time have recognised that this is the natural ocean gateway of South Africa for the conveyance of goods and produce to and from up-country destinations. In 1904, for example, when the mechanical loading appliances were still among the blessings to come, the total output of all the Natal collieries, both for export and for internal consumption, was well under a million tons ! Restaurants near Port Natal Maritime Museum: (0.20 km) Roma Revolving Restaurant (0.80 km) 9th Avenue Bistro (0.38 km) Ulundi Restaurant (0.40 km) Fanatix Cafe at The Playhouse (1.06 km) Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els; View all restaurants near Port Natal Maritime Museum on Tripadvisor How to use postnatal in a sentence. KwaZulu-Natal was made up of the old province of Natal, and the old homeland of KwaZulu. There is evidence --plenty of it--that the future prosperity of the port was clearly foreseen by the Natal worthies of three quarters of a century ago. Now Durban was set to become one of the most important seaports of the British Empire. The document is historic. Of the 2.9 million newborn deaths that occurred in 2012, close to half of them occurred within the first 24 hours after birth. Port Natal Maritime Museum: Interesting SA History - See 46 traveler reviews, 67 candid photos, and great deals for Durban, South Africa, at Tripadvisor. The mammoth appetite of the appliances called for greater and speedier deliveries from the collieries, and thus port development led to a great speeding-up of the railway system. Visit website! Vasco Da Gama was a Portuguese explorer and navigator who was commanded by King Emanuel in 1497 to lead a new expedition to find a new route to India by sea around Africa. Then, maybe, if conditions are favourable, a share of the product handled at Island View may he veritably the oil of the country brought to this well-equipped centre for dissemination throughout South Africa. Abambo People. Its Port is the busiest in South Africa and also one of the 10 largest in the World. The beachfront is bordered by holiday accommodation and 5 Star Hotels and luxury apartments, all of which have an idyllic view of the Indian Ocean. That was 36 years ago ; yet not until last year was the dock provided. Click to view enlargement. Mit umliegenden Orten bildet sie die Metropolgemeinde eThekwini. Pietermaritzburg is now the capital city, and the main languages in KwaZulu Natal are Zulu, English and Afrikaans. By the route we shall pursue in this our imaginary voyage many cruises have been made in the taut and businesslike tugs of the Railways and Harbours Administration by South African Ministers of State on their periodical visits of inspection. Today, more than 4 million people live in the metropolitan area of Durban. Well, it is really no bad thing, this "gloomy joy in self-deprecation," to quote once more the Balfourian phrase. In the course of these trials certain weaknesses were disclosed, but, with these remedied, it was found practicable to work the appliances continuously by day and by night, coal being loaded into the vessels lying alongside at the uniform rate of 400 tons per hour. This one must leave to the wisdom of. Four-and-a-half million tons in a year ! It is mere justice to the Union Government, which is invariably blamed for everything that goes wrong, and seldom applauded for anything that goes right, to say that the importance of keeping our leading harbours abreast of modern requirements has always been kept steadily in view. An increased delivery-capacity of boo tons per hour has gone far to solve Durban's loading problem during rush periods at the harbour. Here again Port Natal knew what it wanted but had to wait over long to get it. I trow not ; but in any history of Port Natal the fact must be acknowledged and recorded. Hitherward of the graving dock the maize elevator rears its head. Only sporadically some pirates and ivory or slave dealers laid anchor, and it was much later, in the year 1824, that a proper settlement started, initially named "Port Natal". A temporary wooden slip at Salisbury Island was the first expedient. Natal, former province of South Africa. A further grave objection to any such scheme is that it necessarily implies a further contraction of the water area of Durban Bay. There is to-day abundant criticism of South Africa's premier commercial port, but this is mainly confined to points of detail. J. G. Maydon, for it was mainly due to that statesman's zeal and insistence that the extension of the harbour works in that portion of the Bay abutting on Albert Park was brought about. Durban disposes of extensive industrial areas and the biggest seaport in South Africa. It was Earl Balfour, a great maker of phrases, who said that the British people take a gloomy joy in self-depreciation. Durban is blessed with humid weather and a warm current in the Ocean, making it a perfect holiday paradise. These things the wisdom of the harbour authorities must decide. To obtain such assistance elsewhere, however, proved to be a thing easier said than done. In the matter of local expenditure for developments, all governments are proverbially slow to move. Merchants from Port Natal‎ (1 C) Postmarks of Natal‎ (11 F) T The Kafirs of Natal and the Zulu Country (1857) by SHOOTER‎ (19 F) Pages in category "History of KwaZulu-Natal" The following 2 pages are in this category, out of 2 total. The Portuguese seafarer Vasco da Gama arrived at the bay of present day Durban on Christmas Eve in the year 1497, and called it "Terra do Natal", Christmas Country. Suffice it to say that the work of construction, under the guidance of Mr. Crabtree, the resident engineer-now retired from the Administration's service after this, the last and greatest task of his career--was carried out within schedule time and well within the estimated limit of cost. The time must surely come when a change of principle will he inaugurated, the Administration then charging merely a fair economic price per ton for railage to the coast instead of mulcting the coal industry, as it does at present, of the last possible penny that the colliery companies' selling prices will yield. Every harbour controversy in Durban, I feel quite certain, has advanced in some degree the interests of the port and therefore of the town also ; for the town in large measure depends upon the port for its own material welfare. In April, 1914, the erection of new appliances was commenced and in June, 1917, the system as we see it to-day was completed. R.M.S. Figures like these do more than reveal the progress made. They sent troops to Durban, who were defeated in the Battle of Congella in 1842. the Küsel family). The Portuguese navigator Vasco de Gama sighted the coast along what is now Durban on Christmas Day in 1497 and named the country Terra Natalis, after the Das Amt eines Hafenmeisters ist seit 1840 besetzt. It is perhaps not too much to hope that some day oil in paying quantities may be " struck " in South Africa. Da Gama carefully studied reports written by explorer Bartholomew Dias and set sail with 4 ships in July 1497 and on Christmas day 1497 he reached what … Particularly significant was the boom of the sugarcane industry in Natal towards the end of the 19th century. the most up-to-date port I have ever visited, both for loading and discharging cargo, is Durban.". Working back to the Point, where the waters of the Indian Ocean, tumbling over the harbour bar, lose their force in the shelter of the Bay, we may make choice of tug or launch or ferry-boat to carry us across to the Bluff. It would seem that Durban, a town which in former days must need apply "elsewhere " for financial assistance, must nowadays look beyond its own borders for a complete appreciation of its own merits and advantages. Eventually this dock-just as one sees it to-day, but for the fact that it has now lost a good deal of its lifting capacity after the work of years - was purchased, brought to Port Natal in the year 1904, and at its official trial answered the most sanguine anticipations by raising a vessel of 7,000 tons dead weight. The first stamps of Natal were issued on 26 May 1857. Meanwhile repeated makeshifts were requisitioned. Mr. Maydon was Colonial Secretary When, in September, 1903, the Natal Parliament resolved " that in view of the report of Sir Charles Hartley and Sir John Wolfe Barry on the proposed harbour improvements, it is necessary that further wharfage facilities be provided, and this House is of the opinion that a quay wall from Albert Park to the Umbilo River be constructed without delay, and that the present swamp known as the Congella Flats be reclaimed for the purpose of stacking cargo and providing warehouse accommodation. A delegation lead by Piet Retief negotiated a contract with Zulu King Dingane granting them the land between Durban and the Tugela river to found a Boer Republic in Natal. The recollection may call a smile to many a countenance in Durban. The coal is the same coal ; the haulage cost must n ecessarily he the same. An enterprise with an unfortunate history, this ; but all initial difficulties having been successfully overcome, the Durban maize elevator will henceforth play its part in the hurly-burly of Port Natal, helping to relieve that " Congestion of the Wharves " which has in more seasons than one proved the despair of the Port Manager's staff when the tide of export maize has been at its flood. There, at the present time, ships of many nationalities and types -ships that sail under canvas as well as steam and motor vessels- call to discharge their cargoes of timber for the timber-yards, metals and plants for the engineering firms, raw materials of all descriptions for the many factories that are establishing themselves in Durban's recognised industrial area. In East London also. Little is known of the history of the first residents, as there is no written history of the area until it was sighted by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who sailed parallel to the KwaZulu-Natal coast at Christmastide in 1497 while searching for a route from Europe to India. For the time being, and probably for many years to come, the industry's products must be brought hither from overseas in the huge tankers that find berthage alongside the oil sites, where a vast acreage of level land has been reclaimed from the waters of the Bay. A still more powerful equipment was needed. Extraordinarily high praise, this from a man from a man who has travelled the world, and whose personal position in regard to the vast shipping undertakings of Glasgow and the Clyde invests his utterances with special authority. Here at Sheds " A " to " I " great passenger vessels and cargo steamers, big and little, find berthage -the large liners of the Aberdeen, White Star and P. & 0. lines usually at Shed A, the Mail steamships of the Union-Castle Company invariably at Shed B, and others, including vessels of shallower draught at other stations along the lengthy water-frontage that extends from the Harbour Entrance at the Point to that quiet corner of the Bay where Cato's Creek, a ditch so named in honour of the first Mayor of Durban, discharges a varying stream of storm-water from the hills surrounding the town. It is situated near the mouth of the Potengi River on the Atlantic coast. Again there is no commonsense reason why Natal coal should he hauled all the way to Capetown for only a trifle more per ton than it is brought to Port Natal. , a British Colony in south-eastern Africa as erstwhile we called it, has worked with splendid results to... 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