Beatrice

Beatrice

Hartley District

 

Beatrice is a village named after the Beatrice gold mine, around which it grew. The mine was in operation from 1895 to 1945 and was named after Beatrice Borrow, the sister of Lieutenant Henry J. Borrow, a member of the Pioneer Column.

European settlers also established Beatrice Farm, a large ranch that may have been populated with cattle which they had looted from the Ndebele. 

Post Office

History
  • 1901.00.00 – Opened as a telegraph office.
  • 1905.03.31 – Telegraph office closed.
  • 1911.10.11 – Renamed Beatrice Mine.
  • 1953.00.00 – New post office building opened and name reverted to Beatrice.

Postmarks

TypeSizeEarliest DateLatest DateNotes
D321/11/195321/11/1953
D423/07/195510/11/1965
D529/04/195410/11/1965
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