Handbook on British Colonies Volume 1-14

Handbook on British Colonies Volume 1-14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... (April to September) the weather, though cold, is dry and bracing. On the whole, and with the exceptions mentioned, the Transvaal is emphatically a country in which white men can work hard and keep healthy. The average rainfall is about 25 inches a year, but it is confined to the summer months, and is followed by five to seven months of practi Irrigatitm, cally unbroken sunshine. During these months irrigation is needed. Routes. There are three principal routes to the Transvaal: --(1) by Cape Colony, in which case the passenger lands at Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, or East London; (2) by Natal, in which case he lands at Durban; or (3) by landing at Lorenzo Marquez, Delagoa Bay. There are railways to Johannesburg and Pretoria from all these ports. Any time of the year is suitable for arriving, September being perhaps the best month. Landing in No one is allowed to land in Cape Colony unless he Cape Colony possesses 20 on arrival, or has secured definite employment, and otherwise conforms to the requirements of the Cape Immigration Act, 1906. Any person arriving in Cape Colony, who is a bond fide traveller on the way to the Transvaal, is allowed to proceed to his destination irrespective of whether he is able to conform or no to the provisions of the Cape Immigration Act. As, however, no person may enter the Transvaal, who is prohibited by the Transvaal Immigration Restriction Act, 1907, the Cape Government inquires whether he will be admitted into the Transvaal, before he is allowed to land in Cape Colony. Persons wishing to pass through Natal to the Transvaal will not be allowed to land unless they satisfy the requirements of the Natal Immigration Restriction Act, 1903. These requirements may be generally stated as follows: --That the person..show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578333
  • 9781236578334