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Port Nolloth
Diamond Coast

Port Nolloth was founded in 1854. The government of the Cape sent Captain M.S. Nolloth to survey the Namaqualand coast and to look for possible sites for a new harbour to serve the copper mines in the Springbok region. His recommendation fell upon Robbebaai. In 1855 the Governor of the Cape renamed the town "Port Nolloth" in honour of Commander Nolloth. Soon the copper was brought to the coast along a 96-mile long narrow gauge railway, drawn by mules. Within two years Port Nolloth flourished until, in the beginning of the 20th century, the copper transport was taken over by trucks. For a while fishing was the only industry in Port Nolloth. Later, the discovery of diamonds offshore added another dimension to Port Nolloth's economic livelihood.

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