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

Todays history lesson: Boerebeskuit, literally meaning farmers rusks, is 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 in Pretoria, South Africa: Little House on the Prairie meets colonial violence meets monumental fascist-esque architecture. Very special to the Afrikaner people

Battle of Blood River Monument in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Battle of Blood River Monument from Dundee, Kwa Zulu Nàtal, 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

South-Africa - Lamb Potjiekos: This is very South African, almost like a braai as it also involves a fire and a cooler box, family and friends and the odd argument or two about who is stuffing up the potjie by stirring it or adding too much sauce

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

Die Groot Trek (The Great Trek) 1938 by JH Pierneef

JH Pierneef - Die Groot Trek 1938 - Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

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…

1838 Painting of a Zulu attack on a Voortrekker camp, by Charles Bell (1813-1882).  ''Battle of Bloukrans'', where Teresa Viglione (Italian) saddled her horse on 16-17 February, 1838 riding down the Bushmens River in the middle of the night to warn the other Voortrekker camps of the Zulu Impi advance, and the imminent danger of attack awaiting them. Deplicted in base relief no.15 at the Voortrekker Monumen (Pretoria, South Africa).

1838 Painting of a Zulu attack on a Voortrekker camp, by Charles Bell - South African Art, Art Galleries in South Africa, South African Artists

The Blood River monument, a replica of the fortified "Laager" (encampment) of Andries Pretorius and his men in commemoration of the battle of Blood River on 16 December 1838 between the Voortrekkers and the Zulus

The Blood River monument, a replica of the fortified "Laager" (encampment) of Andries Pretorius and his men in commemoration of the battle of Blood River on 16 December 1838 between the Voortrekkers and the Zulus

Voortrekker Woman and Child - Rosa Hope, Conte on paper, 1938.

Voortrekker Woman and Child - Rosa Hope, Conte on paper,

A day in the life of a Voortrekker child

A day in the life of a Voortrekker child

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