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Industrial Archaeology

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According to the Nizhny Tagil Charter for the Industrial Heritage (2003) of the The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH), the world organisation representing industrial heritage and special adviser to ICOMOS on industrial heritage, industrial archaeology is ‘an interdisciplinary method of studying all the evidence, material and immaterial, of documents, artefacts, stratigraphy and structures, human settlements and natural and urban landscapes, created for or by industrial processes.'

In South Africa industrial archaeology relates chiefly, but not exclusively, to the development of infrastructure for transport by way of sea, road, rail and air; mining and its associated industries such as the manufacture of explosives; management of water and the delivery of electrical power.



Buildings on this website in Industrial Archaeology style
Bongolo Dam: 1905. Queenstown, Eastern Cape
Cape Town City Municipal Workshops: 1900. Cape Town, Western Cape
Cooling Tower: n.d.. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
Duncan Docks / Harbour: 1940s. Cape Town, Western Cape
Dundee-Jagersdrift Branch Rail Line: 1898-1899. Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal
Foreshore Reclamation Table Bay: 1930s-1940s. Cape Town, Western Cape
Hex River Pass: pre-1774. De Doorns, Western Cape
Lighthouse: 1905. Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal
Lighthouse: 1892. Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal
Lighthouse, Green Point (Umkomaas): 1905. uMkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal
Lighthouse, Mahlongwa Heads: 1892. uMkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal
NZASM Barberton Branch Line: 1892-1896. Barberton, Mpumalanga
NZASM Eastern Line: 1889-1894. Pretoria, Gauteng
NZASM Eastern Line Bridge over the Apies River: 1894. Pretoria, Gauteng
NZASM Eastern Line Fish-Belly Bridge: c1890. Witbank (Emalahleni), Mpumalanga
NZASM Rand Tram Railway Halt: 1891. Maraisburg, Gauteng
NZASM South-Eastern Line: 1894-1896. Pretoria, Gauteng
NZASM South-Eastern Line locomotive roundhouse: c1897. Heidelberg, Gauteng
NZASM South-Western Line: 1895-1899. Krugersdorp, Gauteng
NZASM South-Western Line Bridge over the Koekemoer Spruit: 1895+. Klerksdorp, North West
NZASM South-Western Line Bridge over the Mooi River: 1895+. Potchefstroom, North West
NZASM South-Western Line Bridge over the Wonderfontein Spruit: 1895+. Randfontein, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line: 1890-1893. Vereeniging, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Bridge over the Klip River: 1892+. Kliprivier G, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Bridge over the Langkuil Spruit: 1892+. Meyerton, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Bridge over the Six Mile Spruit (Hennops River): 1892+. Irene, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Bridge over the Vaal River: 1891-1892. Vereeniging, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station: 1890+. Irene, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station: 1896. Olifantsfontein, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station: 1892. Rietfontein G, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station: 1890+. Meyerton, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station: 1892. Kliprivier G, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station - Droogegrond: 1899. Centurion, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station - Elsburg: 1896. Elandsfontein, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station - Fonteinen (Fountains): 1896. Pretoria, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station - Kaalfontein: 1892. Olifantsfontein, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station - Natalspruit: 1892. Elandsfontein, Gauteng
NZASM Southern Line Railway Station - Zuurfontein: 1892. Elandsfontein, Gauteng
Railway Bridge over Blood River: 1898 : 1902. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
Saltworks: 1900s. Cape Agulhas National Park, L’Agulhas, Western Cape
Sturrock Graving Dock: 1940s. Cape Town, Western Cape
Table Bay Harbour - Eastern Pier: 1940s. Cape Town, Western Cape
Table Bay Yacht Harbour: 1940s. Cape Town, Western Cape
Vryheid Branch Line: 1898. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid Branch Line Bridge north of Tayside Station: 1898. Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid Branch Line Bridge over the Bloedrivier: 1898. Blood River/Bloedrivier, KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid Branch Line Bridge over the Buffalo River: 1898. Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid Branch Line Bridge over the White Umfolozi: 1898. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid Branch Line Bridge West of Vryheid: 1898. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid Branch Line Culvert north of Bloedrivier Bridge: 1878. Blood River/Bloedrivier, KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid Branch Line Cutting east of Scheepersnek: 1898. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid Branch Line Plate Girder Bridge north of the Buffalo River: 1898. Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid Branch Line Viaduct north of the Buffalo River: 1898. Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal
Vryheid Branch Line Viaduct west of Vryheid: 1898. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal
Walvis Bay Harbour: 1920-1930s. Walvis Bay, Namibia
Buffalo River Bridge: 1873. Qonce (King William's Town), Eastern Cape
Road Bridge over the Buffalo River: 1873. Qonce (King William's Town), Eastern Cape
University of Pretoria, van der Graaf Accelerator: 1963. Pretoria, Gauteng