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Provisioning Johannesburg, 1886-1906

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dc.contributor.advisor Carruthers, E. J.
dc.contributor.advisor Hyslop, J.
dc.contributor.author Cripps, Elizabeth Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-06T12:10:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-06T12:10:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.citation Cripps, Elizabeth Ann (2012) Provisioning Johannesburg, 1886-1906, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5966> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5966
dc.description.abstract The rapidity of Johannesburg’s growth after the discovery of payable gold in 1886 created a provisioning challenge. Lacking water transport it was dependent on animal-drawn transport until the railways arrived from coastal ports. The local near-subsistence agricultural economy was supplemented by imported foodstuffs, readily available following the industrialisation of food production, processing and distribution in the Atlantic world and the transformation of transport and communication systems by steam, steel and electricity. Improvements in food preservation techniques: canning, refrigeration and freezing also contributed. From 1895 natural disasters ˗ droughts, locust attacks, rinderpest, East Coast fever ˗ and the man-made disaster of the South African War, reduced local supplies and by the time the ZAR became a British colony in 1902 almost all food had to be imported. By 1906, though still an import economy, meat and grain supplies had recovered, and commercial agriculture was responding to the market. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (201 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Food supply en
dc.subject Market en
dc.subject Grains en
dc.subject Vegetables en
dc.subject Johannesburg
dc.subject ZAR
dc.subject Railways
dc.subject Meat
dc.subject Fruit
dc.subject English-speakers
dc.subject Africans
dc.subject Distribution
dc.subject Transvaal Colony
dc.subject.ddc 968.221
dc.subject.lcsh Johannesburg (South Africa) -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Food supply -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Railroads -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Transvaal (South Africa) -- History -- 1880-1910
dc.title Provisioning Johannesburg, 1886-1906 en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department History
dc.description.degree M.A (History)


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