Barberton timeline 1884-1911

1884
4 July, Henry Barber and his cousin Fred discovers Barberton
1884
Small hut prison is established
1874
The first traces of alluvial Gold are found by Tom McLachlan.
1886
4 April, First newspaper, the Barberton Herald, is published.
1886
1 October, First post office opened
1886
Eureka City is built
1887
13 April, First Gold Exchange building in South Africa opens in Barberton
1893
13 October, Railway from Kaapmurden to Barberton begins
1911
Female prison is established

Last updated : 18-Jan-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 26-Apr-2011