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Show simple item record Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit, ECRU 2009-06-24T09:04:08Z 2009-06-24T09:04:08Z 1982-06
dc.identifier.citation CSIR, Estuarine and Coastal Research Unit. 1982. Kowie (CSE10). Report 10 of the Estuaries of the Cape, Part 2: Synopses of available information on individual systems series. Stellenbosch: CSIR (CSIR Research Report 409) en
dc.identifier.isbn 0 7988 1812 3
dc.description Estuaries of the Cape en
dc.description.abstract A detailed account of the history of the Kowie estuary and the attempts to develop a harbour at the mouth of the river are given in the “Basket Work Harbour”. (Turpin, 1964). As far as could be ascertained, the river has always been known as the Kowie River. The settlement established at the mouth of the river in 1821 was originally called Port Kowie. This was changed to Port Frances in 1825 in honour of the wife of Colonel Henry Somerset who was then in charge of the military forces on the Eastern Frontier. In 1860 the name of the town was changed once again, to Port Alfred to honour Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburg who was visiting the Frontier at that time. When the settlement was first established at the mouth of the river, the estuary “consisted of one vast swampy region bounded on the east and west by the hills today known as the East and West Banks. When the tide receded it left exposed a number of sandbanks or islands, and the main outlet to the sea was under the eastern hill, exactly opposite the flats to where it is at present. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher CSIR, National Research Institute for Oceanology en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CSIR Research Report Number en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 409 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CSIR NRIO Number en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 10 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CSIR Estuary Index Number en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CSE 10 en
dc.subject Abiotic characteristics en
dc.subject Catchment characteristics en
dc.subject Flora en
dc.subject Fauna en
dc.subject Oceanology en
dc.subject NRIO en
dc.subject National Research Institute for Oceanology en
dc.subject CSIR en
dc.subject Council for Scientific and Industrial Research en
dc.subject Coastal research en
dc.subject Kowie estuary en
dc.subject Cape estuaries en
dc.title Kowie (CSE10) en
dc.type Report en

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