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Boervolk | Die Vlaglied | Nooit hoef jou kinders wat trou is te vra: Wat beteken jou vlag dan Suid-Afrika? Ons weet hy's die seël van ons vryheid en reg vir naaste en vreemde, vir oorman en kneg; die pand van ons erf'nis, geslag op geslag, om te hou vir ons kinders se kinders wat wag; ons nasie se grondbrief van eiendomsland, uitgegee op gesag van die Hoogste se hand. Oor ons hoof sal ons hys, in ons hart sal ons dra, die vlag van ons eie Suid-Afrika

Boervolk | Die Vlaglied | Nooit hoef jou kinders wat trou is te vra: Wat beteken jou vlag dan Suid-Afrika? Ons weet hy's die seël van ons vryheid en reg vir naaste en vreemde, vir oorman en kneg; die pand van ons erf'nis, geslag op geslag, om te hou vir ons kinders se kinders wat wag; ons nasie se grondbrief van eiendomsland, uitgegee op gesag van die Hoogste se hand. Oor ons hoof sal ons hys, in ons hart sal ons dra, die vlag van ons eie Suid-Afrika

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Voortrekkers: On January 2nd 1837, a small commando of 107 men set out from Blesberg, travelling past the site of the present Pretoria and then west to within range of Mosega, the complex of kraals that formed the Matabele capital, a total distance of some 320 miles.

Voortrekkers: On January 2nd 1837, a small commando of 107 men set out from Blesberg, travelling past the site of the present Pretoria and then west to within range of Mosega, the complex of kraals that formed the Matabele capital, a total distance of some 320 miles.

The Battle of Vegkop in 1836, at which a hundred Voortrekkers were attacked by thousands of Matabele tribesmen, ended in a decisive defeat for the natives. The Matabele were driven over the Limpopo River into what is today the country of Zimbabwe, where they remained ever since

The Battle of Vegkop in 1836, at which a hundred Voortrekkers were attacked by thousands of Matabele tribesmen, ended in a decisive defeat for the natives. The Matabele were driven over the Limpopo River into what is today the country of Zimbabwe, where they remained ever since

The 'Voortrekkers' moved inland, where they signed a treaty with the leader of the Barolong, Moroka to protect the Baralong against the Matabele cattle raiders. In return they received land, from the Vet River to the Vaal River.

The 'Voortrekkers' moved inland, where they signed a treaty with the leader of the Barolong, Moroka to protect the Baralong against the Matabele cattle raiders. In return they received land, from the Vet River to the Vaal River.

10. THE GREAT TREK --------------- … in which the Great Trek leaves the Colony. A Matabele army attacks a small band of Trekkers. In retaliation, the Matabele capital is attacked and the resident American missionaries leave with the Trekkers. The main Trek under Pieter Retief departs over the Prairie Interior to subtropical Natal to barter unpopulated land from the Zulu King Dingane.

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10. THE GREAT TREK --------------- … in which the Great Trek leaves the Colony. A Matabele army attacks a small band of Trekkers. In retaliation, the Matabele capital is attacked and the resident American missionaries leave with the Trekkers. The main Trek under Pieter Retief departs over the Prairie Interior to subtropical Natal to barter unpopulated land from the Zulu King Dingane.

Artist's impression of the Battle of Blood River, in which the Boers won victory over the Zulus in recompense for the massacre of Piet Retief and company.

Artist's impression of the Battle of Blood River, in which the Boers won victory over the Zulus in recompense for the massacre of Piet Retief and company.

Bloukrans: Na die moord deur Dingaan op Piet Retief en 70 ander Voortrekkers op 6 Februarie 1838, het die Zoeloekoning, sy impi’s opdrag gegee om die laers van die ander Voortrekkers te gaan aanval en uit te wis. Die Voortrekkers was in klein groepies langs die Tugela en sytakke van die Tugela in ʼn ry van omtrent 24 myl gegroepeer.

Bloukrans: Na die moord deur Dingaan op Piet Retief en 70 ander Voortrekkers op 6 Februarie 1838, het die Zoeloekoning, sy impi’s opdrag gegee om die laers van die ander Voortrekkers te gaan aanval en uit te wis. Die Voortrekkers was in klein groepies langs die Tugela en sytakke van die Tugela in ʼn ry van omtrent 24 myl gegroepeer.

A picture depicting two Voortrekker Woman. This was the typical wearing apparel

A picture depicting two Voortrekker Woman. This was the typical wearing apparel

Shaka Zulu  ZULU-BRITISH WAR BEGINS   Date: Sat, 1879-01-11   On this date in 1879 the Zulu-British War began.   The Zulu kingdom, centered on the southeast coast of southern Africa between the Drakensburg Mountains and the Indian Ocean, surfaced in the early 19th century under the command of the great Zulu warrior-king Shaka.

Shaka Zulu ZULU-BRITISH WAR BEGINS Date: Sat, 1879-01-11 On this date in 1879 the Zulu-British War began. The Zulu kingdom, centered on the southeast coast of southern Africa between the Drakensburg Mountains and the Indian Ocean, surfaced in the early 19th century under the command of the great Zulu warrior-king Shaka.

A Boer commando of the Orange Free State, and two native warriors of the Transvaal, during the Free State-Basotho Wars. While the upper warrior still sports traditional weapons and garb, with firearms becoming more and more available, such accoutrements were abandoned, as they were unneeded in battle.

A Boer commando of the Orange Free State, and two native warriors of the Transvaal, during the Free State-Basotho Wars. While the upper warrior still sports traditional weapons and garb, with firearms becoming more and more available, such accoutrements were abandoned, as they were unneeded in battle.