Coligny is a maize-farming centre which grew up alongside the Kimberley to Johannesburg railway line and was originally named Treurfontein meaning fountain of sorrow.
The inhabitants objected to this depressing title and in 1923 it was re-named after the Huguenot leader, Admiral Gaspard de Coligny.
Created: Tuesday, March 3, 2009; Last updated: Sunday, November 1, 2015
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