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CHRONOLOGY 1904

1904

January

18

Wrote to Dadabhai  Naoroji on motion in Transvaal Legislative Council to restrict renewal of Indians’  trading licences.

1904

February

11

Wrote to Medical  Officer of Health, Johannesburg, about overcrowding and unsanitary condition in Indian  Location and forewarned him of possibility of outbreak of epidemic.

1904

February

(prior to) 15

Visited Indian  Location in Insanity Area, Johannesburg.

1904

February

20

Wrote to Medical  Officer of Health reiterating stand taken by him in letter of February 15.

1904

March

1

Intimated Medical  Officer of Health that plague had broken out in Johannesburg.

1904

March

18

Informed the  authorities that a number of Indians, "dead or dying" were being  "dumped" in the Location; visited the suspected area accompanied by Dr. Godfrey,  Dr. Pereira and a health inspector.

1904

March

19

Was seen by Town Clerk  who informed him that town Council could not assume any financial responsibility;  improvised hospital and encouraged earth treatment; informed Towk Clerk of steps Indian  community was taking to combat plague.

1904

March

21

Was interviewed by a  representative of The Star on plague problem.

1904

April

5

Wrote to Johannesburg  Press about plague epidemic; released correspondence with Dr. Porter, Medical Officer  of Health, Johannesburg.

1904

April

14

Wrote to The Rand  Daily Mail on plague question.

1904

April

18

Forwarded to Public  Health Committee detailed valuation of Indian Location at Krugersdorp.

1904

April

20

Wrote to India at  length about plague epidemic.

1904

May

11

Supreme Court  delivered judgment to the effect that the term "residence" occurring in Law 3  of 1885 did not include place of business.

1904

September

(prior to) 3

Memorial sent to  Colonial Secretary on behalf of British Indian Association.

1904

September

3

Gandhi wrote to The Star on question of British Indians in South Africa.

1904

September

5

Wrote to Dadabhai  Naoroji that matters pertaining to Indian question had reached "a crisis".

1904

October

 

Took over entire  responsibility for and management of Indian Opinion. Visited Tongaat; read  Ruskin’s Unto This Last while traveling to Durban; decided to set up a  colony on the lines indicated therein.

1904

October

10

Spoke on  self-sacrifice at dinner given in his honor and for other leaders of Indian Community in  Durban.

1904

October

15

Spoke at function held  in Durban to bid fore well to Madanjit, proprietor, Indian Opinion, on eve of his  return to India.

1904

November

3

Wired Colonial  Secretary, Pretoria, inquiring date of presentation of address to Lord Roberts.

1904

November

10

Anti-Asiatic  Convention held at Pretoria demanding drastic steps to eliminate British Indians from the  Colony.

1904

November

11

Presented address to  Lord Roberts.

1904

November

17

Attended meeting of  Transvaal British Indians held to protest against "Convention" proceedings in  regard to Asiatic immigration into Transvaal.

1904

November -  December

 

Founded the Phoenix  Settlement.

1904

December

3

Petition sent to  Acting Lieutenant-Governor regarding compensation claims in respect of goods destroyed at  instance of Rand Plague Committee.

1904

December

9

Gandhi wrote to The  Star regarding Indian’s trading licences.

1904

December

14

Proposed at meeting of  Natal Indian Congress financial assistance to Hoondamal in test case.

1904

December

(prior to) 24

Wrote to The Star,  replying to venomous attack at Anti-Asiatic Convention.

1904

December

24

First number of Indian Opinion issued from Phoenix settlement.