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Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.

This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends

In Pretoria, representatives of Great Britain and the Boer states sign the Treaty of Vereeniging, officially ending the three-and-a-half-year South African Boer War. The Boers, also known as Afrikaners, were the descendants of the original Dutch settlers of southern Africa. Britain took possession of the Dutch Cape colony in 1806 during the Napoleonic wars, sparking resistance from the independence-minded Boers, who resented the Anglicization of South Africa and Britain's anti-slavery…

Nicolaas Pieter Johannes ("Niklaas" or "Siener") Janse van Rensburg

Siener van Rensburg

Nicolaas Pieter Johannes ("Niklaas" or "Siener") Janse van Rensburg

Old bank notes with Jan Van Riebeeck on them (The Dutchman that found Cape Town)

Old bank notes with Jan Van Riebeeck on them (The Dutchman that found Cape Town)

Anglo-Boer War's British Concentration Camps for Boer men, women & children.

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Memoir of Hester Johanna Maria Uys, a child interned in Boer War concentrations camps in South Afirca

Lizzie van Zyl, an Afrikaan girl who died in the British Bloemfontein concentration camp during the 2nd Boer War, 1899-1902.

Lizzie van Zyl, an Afrikaan girl who died in the British Bloemfontein concentration camp during the 2nd Boer War, 1899-1902.

Jacobus Hendrik (Henk) Pierneef: (usually referred to as Pierneef) (13 August 1886 Pretoria – 14 November 1957 Pretoria),[1] was a South African landscape artist, generally considered to be one of the best of the old South African masters. His distinctive style is widely recognized and his work was greatly influenced by the South African landscape.

Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef

Jacobus Hendrik (Henk) Pierneef: (usually referred to as Pierneef) (13 August 1886 Pretoria – 14 November 1957 Pretoria),[1] was a South African landscape artist, generally considered to be one of the best of the old South African masters. His distinctive style is widely recognized and his work was greatly influenced by the South African landscape.

Deneys-Reitz - This Day in History: Aug 16,1900: The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends

This Day in History: Aug 16,1900: The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends

The Battle of Elands River was an engagement of the Second Boer War that took place between 4 and 16 August 1900 in western Transvaal. The battle was fought by the Elands River between a force of 2,000 to 3,000 Boers who attacked a garrison of 500 Australian, Rhodesian, Canadian and British soldiers, who were stationed at Brakfontein Drift near the Elands River to act as a garrison for a British supply dump. Over the course of 13 days, the garrison was heavily shelled and attacked with small…