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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)

The Battle of Blood River ( Afrikaans : Slag van Bloedrivier ; Zulu : iMpi yaseNcome ) is the name given for the battle fought . Lion Face Drawing, South African Air Force, Margaret Bourke White, Tactical Survival, Lest We Forget, Pretoria, My Land, African History, Family History

A Crowd of 175,000..

...sitting in amphitheater and spread out up hillside topped by huge stone monument to the Voortrekkers, the 19th century Dutch who settled Cape Town, during huge celebration in Pretoria, in honour of their country's pioneers. December 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White

Six Old Boers, Looking more Like their Voortrekker Ancestors. My Herritage, Margaret Bourke White, Tactical Survival, Africans, Historical Pictures, British Army, African History, Trek, South Africa

Six Old Boers, Looking more Like their Voortrekker Ancestors..

... than themselves, gathered to compare whiskers during huge celebration in honour of their country's pioneers. December 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White

Voortrekker Girls, the Name South Africans. Margaret Bourke White, Africans, Girl Scouts, Trek, Girls, Little Girls, Daughters, Maids, Brownie Girl Scouts

Voortrekker Girls, the name South Africans..

...now apply to the equivalent of Girl Scouts, carrying torches during pioneer tableaux in honor of the country's settlers. Dec. 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White

The Press Corps. | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Margaret Bourke White, Trek, Reusable Tote Bags, Fun, Fin Fun, Lol, Funny, Hilarious

The Press Corps.

Dec. 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White

The Press Corps | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Margaret Bourke White, Trek, Reusable Tote Bags

The Press Corps

Dec. 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White

Setting-up Tent City Providing Housing. Margaret Bourke White, Outdoor Gear, Trek, South Africa, 19th Century, Country, City, Rural Area, Outdoor Tools

Setting-up Tent City Providing Housing...

...for 40,000 people from all parts of South Africa who have gathered near hill topped by the Voortrekker monument, which honors the 19th century Dutchman who settled Cape Town, during celebration of the country's pioneers. Dec. 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White

Round The Camp Fire | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Round The Camp Fire

Dec. 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White

Carrying Flag of Boer War Days, Modern Afrikaners Costumed as Pioneer Dispatch Riders Arrive on Prancing Arabians at Voortrekker Pageant. From: "South Africa Enshrines Pioneer Heroes," Life magazine, 16 January 1950

Modern Afrikaners in Costumes as Pioneer Despatch Riders...

... carrying flags of Boer War days, as they arrive on prancing Arabian horses at Voortrekker pageant during celebration honouring their country's early settlers. December 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White

Tent city providing housing for people. Margaret Bourke White, Trek, South Africa, 19th Century, Louvre, City, Building, People, Buildings

Tent city providing housing for 40,000 people...

... from all parts of South Africa who have gathered near hill, topped by the Voortrekker monument, which honours the 19th century Dutchman who settled Cape Town, during celebration of the country's pioneers. December 1949 Photo: Margaret Bourke-White