See also:African mine-owner, was
See also:born at
See also:Cradock, Cape Colony, in 1845 . At the age of sixteen he started business as a general trader, wool-buyer and stock-breeder, but on the
See also:discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1867 he hastened to the
See also:district, where, by purchasing the stones from the natives and afterwards by buying
See also:land, notably at Kimberley, he soon acquired a considerable
See also:fortune . He was mayor of Kimberley in 188o, and for four years was a representative of Griqualand West in the Cape parliament . On the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand district in 1886 .
See also:purchased the Langlaagte and Randfontein estates, His views as to the
See also:westerly trend of the
See also:main gold-bearing
See also:reef were entirely contrary to the bulk of South African opinion at the
See also:time, but events proved him to be correct, and the enormous appreciation in value of his various properties made him one of the richest men in South Africa . As a
See also:Rand capitalist he stood aloof from combinations with other gold-
See also:mining interests, and took no
See also:part in the
See also:Johannesburg reform
See also:movement, maintaining friendly relations with
See also:President Kruger . He claimed that it was as the result of his representations after the
See also:Raid that Kruger appointed the
See also:Industrial Commission of 1897, whose recommendations—had they been carried out—would have remedied some of the Uitlander grievances . In 1908 he was created a
See also:baronet .
BART SIR JOHN BEVERLEY ROBINSON
THEODORE ROBINSON (1852-1896)
He was born on 3 August 1840 and died 30 October 1929.
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