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Parys on the Vaal.

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dc.contributor.author Oberholster, A G
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-09T09:42:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-09T09:42:16Z
dc.date.issued 1978
dc.identifier.citation Oberholster, A.G. 1978. Parys on the Vaal. Contree : Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse stedelike streekgeskiedenis = Contree : Journal for South African urban and regional history. 3:10-15, Jan. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4968] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5111
dc.description.abstract • Opsomming: Parys is in 1876 op die plaas Klipspruit aangelê. Die ontdekking van goud op die Witwatersrand in 1886 het baie vir die vooruitgang van die dorp beteken en in 1890 was dit een van die tien grootste dorpe in die OVS. Die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog het egter alle ontwikkeling tot stilstand gedwing. In 1905 is die spoorlyn na Parys voltooi en in 1910 is 'n dam in die Vaalrivier gebou wat die dorp se landboupotensiaal verhoog en watersportgeriewe geskep het. Verskillende nywerhede en sakeondernemings het mettertyd op die dorp gevestig geraak sodat Parys vandag 'n aantreklike en vooruitstrewende dorp met meer as 8 000 Blanke inwoners is. en_US
dc.description.abstract • Summary: Parys was founded in 1876 on the farm Klipspruit. The discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886 meant a great deal to the development of this town, which by 1890 was one of the ten largest in the OFS. The Second Anglo Boer War, however, ended all progress for the time being. The railway line to Parys was completed in 1905 and a weir built across the Vaal River five years later both increased the agricultural potential of the area and created facilities for water sport. In due course various industries and business enterprises were established, so that today Parys is an attractive and prosperous town with a White population of more than eight thousand.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Afdeling Streekgeskiedenis van die lnstituut vir Geskiedenisnavorsing, RGN / Section for Regional History, Institute for Historical Research, HSRC
dc.title Parys on the Vaal. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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