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A De Beers worker mines for diamonds

The original building that housed the De Beers Company prior to amalgamation of De Beers Consolidated Mines in 1888.

Mine work stopped temporarily during the Siege of Kimberley. Cecil Rhodes hoped to maintain his labor force during this period and hired mineworkers to help dig trenches ad underground passages.

Gun manufactured by De Beers for use in Kimberley against Boer forces that held Siege over the town from October, 1899 - February, 1900

A group of workers poses for the camera during their work break.

Reports from the Native Affairs Office, part of the Cape Colony concerning the working conditions of African mine workers located in Kimberley, South Africa at the various diamond mines.

This document is transcribed from the original handwritten…