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The Voortrekker Monument is a monument in the city of Pretoria, South Africa. The massive granite structure, built to honour the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and was designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk who had the idea to Cape Colony, Namibia, Soli Deo Gloria, African History, African Art, Africa Travel, Countries Of The World, Places To See, South Africa

The Mighty Voortrekker Monument South Africa

The Voortrekker Monument is a monument in the city of Pretoria, South Africa. The massive granite structure, built to honour the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854, was designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk who had the idea to design a "monument that would stand a thousand years to describe the history and the meaning of the Great Trek to its descendants". It can be seen from almost any location in the city, as it is seated on a hilltop.

The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, South Africa: Little House on the Prairie meets colonial violence meets monumental fascist-esque architecture. Very special to the Afrikaner people Pretoria, Zimbabwe, Monuments, Photo Forum, Namibia, Port Elizabeth, Kruger National Park, To Infinity And Beyond, African History

Highlights in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa

Highlights in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa. Ask most travellers and they’ll tell you that they’d rather avoid Johannesburg if at all..

Poignant memorial to the Voortrekker women and children - Voortrekker Monument - South Africa Anton Van, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, My Land, African History, South Africa, Heritage Site, Country, Statues

Voortrekker monument, Pretoria: "At the foot of the Monument stands a bronze sculpture of a Voortrekker woman and her two children by South African sculptor Anton van Wouw. It pays homage to the strength and courage of the Voortrekker women who played as big a part in this historic event as the men."

This Day in History: Sep Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement fo. This Day in History: Sep Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Source by vianroos. Union Of South Africa, South African Flag, Angola Africa, Apartheid Museum, African History, African Art, My Land, History Facts, Best Vacations

This Day in History: Sep 30, 1931: Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

The founding of the Voortrekkers coincided with the growth of Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa, then a member of the British Commonwealth. In some ways it was an Afrikaans-language alternative to the largely English-speaking Boy Scout movement, with its British heritage. The original concept of a youth movement amongst Afrikaners was formulated by Dr. C.F. Visser in 1913 in Bloemfontein. Dr. Visser appealed to the directors of the Boy Scout Movement (founded in 1907) to allow the…

In the Voortrekker monument, on the wall directly opposite the entrance is an engraving of Piet Retief. On his water bottle is the Masonic pillars and pyramid.

Bas-relief inside the Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria...

..of Zulu natives killing the Boer pioneer hero Piet Retief. December 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White (Life Magazine)

This Day in Southern African History: 11 April, Zulu warriors ambush Piet Uys and his men at Italeni My Herritage, Zulu Warrior, The Old Days, African History, Southeast Asia, Sculpture Art, Childhood Memories, Trek, South Africa

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A short history of the Great Trek - The Zulus attack the Voortrekker laagers beneath the Drakensberg.

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Voortrekker Monument - Pretoria - South Africa

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