McGregor Museum, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

McGregor Museum, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

The Kimberley Mine photographed in 1872, one year after Dutch colonists discovered an 83-carat diamond here. Once known as the Colesburg Kopje (hill) the mine was already on its way to becoming “The Big Hole.” http://marchand.historyproject.ucdavis.edu/2011/12/16/mining-a-photograph-for-a-deeper-understanding/

View of the Kimberley Diamond Mine in South Africa,

Kimberley mine in 1873, only a few years after the digging for diamonds started - Discovery of Gold and Diamonds in South Africa. Within a decade DeBeers Consolidated Mines would own 90% of the world’s diamond supply.

Kimberley mine in only a few years after the digging for diamonds started - Discovery of Gold and Diamonds in South Africa. Within a decade DeBeers Consolidated Mines would own of the world’s diamond supply.

kimberley south africa 1870s

kimberley south africa 1870s

The Big Hole, Open Mine or Kimberley Mine (Afrikaans: Groot Gat) is an open-pit and underground diamond mine in Kimberley, South Africa, and claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand.

The Big Hole, Open Mine or Kimberley Mine (Afrikaans: Groot Gat) is an open-pit and underground diamond mine in Kimberley, South Africa, and claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand.

Kimberley Diamond Mining - an artist's impression from the late 19th Century

This is a picture of a South African diamond mine. It relates to economics because people SELL their diamonds for a profit or to fund their own civil wars.

Kimberley Hotel & Barney's Pub via Flickr

The restored Kimberley Hotel, a city landmark since was the starting point for horse-drawn carriages leaving Cape Town for Kimberley.

The Kimberley City Hall is built in Roman Corinthian style. Situated on the corner of Old Main Street and Transvaal Road in the city centre, it dates from 1899, just before the the Siege of Kimberley at the start of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). This combination of elegance and superior workmanship was designed by architect, Fergus Carstairs Rogers (1864-1927).

The Kimberley City Hall is built in Roman Corinthian style. Situated on the corner of Old Main Street and Transvaal Road in the city centre, it dates from 1899, just before the the Siege of Kimberley at the start of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). This combination of elegance and superior workmanship was designed by architect, Fergus Carstairs Rogers (1864-1927).

Magic Lantern Slide Vintage Morning Market Kimberley South Africa History

Magic Lantern Slide Vintage Morning Market Kimberley South Africa History


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