1897E. EdwardsJourney through S. Afr. 48 (Jeffreys)Kimberley struck me as a very peculiarly built town, being chiefly composed of buildings into whose construction corrugated iron largely entered;..it would not be out of place to refer to Kimberley as a ‘tin town’.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 503Tin house, A house the exterior of which is composed entirely of corrugated iron.
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