Voortrekkers

My herkoms 1835 - 1898 / My heritage 1835 - 1898.
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Boerebeskuit: Literally meaning "farmers rusks", a South African food legacy from the Voortrekkers’ nomadic way of life.

Boerebeskuit: Literally meaning "farmers rusks", a South African food legacy from the Voortrekkers’ nomadic way of life.

The Voortrekker Monument is surrounded by 64 ox wagons, the same number in the laager at the battle of Blood River (16 December 1838). Pretoria, South Africa

The Voortrekker Monument is surrounded by 64 ox wagons, the same number in the laager at the battle of Blood River (16 December 1838). Pretoria, South Africa

Potjiekos ("food in a pot) - a stew made of any available meat and vegetables. This dish is traditionally cooked over a fire in a three legged cast iron pot. It originated with the Voortrekkers (pioneers) who travelled into the unknown interior of Southern Africa in the18th Century, in wagons pulled by oxen. Potjiekos is still one of the most popular dishes in South Africa today

Potjiekos ("food in a pot) - a stew made of any available meat and vegetables. This dish is traditionally cooked over a fire in a three legged cast iron pot. It originated with the Voortrekkers (pioneers) who travelled into the unknown interior of Southern Africa in the18th Century, in wagons pulled by oxen. Potjiekos is still one of the most popular dishes in South Africa today

Racheltjie de Beer (1831–1843) is an Afrikaner heroine who gave her life in order to save that of her brother. There is some debate as to whether Rachel truly existed or is merely part of a fable designed to teach children the danger of wandering. Either way, she is a South African heroine

Racheltjie de Beer (1831–1843) is an Afrikaner heroine who gave her life in order to save that of her brother. There is some debate as to whether Rachel truly existed or is merely part of a fable designed to teach children the danger of wandering. Either way, she is a South African heroine

Women and children were always helping their men defend their people by loading weapons for the men, and even helping to shoot

Women and children were always helping their men defend their people by loading weapons for the men, and even helping to shoot

Sarel Cilliers was a Voortrekker leader and a preacher. With Andries Pretorius, he led the Boers to a huge victory over the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River on 16 December 1838. In particular, Cilliers lead the Voortrekkers in a vow which promised that if God would protect them and deliver the enemy into their hands, they would build a church and commemorate the day of their victory as if it were an annual Sabbath day, which their descendants would also be instructed to honour on every…

Sarel Cilliers was a Voortrekker leader and a preacher. With Andries Pretorius, he led the Boers to a huge victory over the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River on 16 December 1838. In particular, Cilliers lead the Voortrekkers in a vow which promised that if God would protect them and deliver the enemy into their hands, they would build a church and commemorate the day of their victory as if it were an annual Sabbath day, which their descendants would also be instructed to honour on every…

A very informative website with information on the Voortrekkers in general, specifically the Great Trek

A very informative website with information on the Voortrekkers in general, specifically the Great Trek

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