This Day in History: May 31, 1902: The Boer War ends
Boer child in a British Concentration Camp, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. About 30 000 women and children died in the British Concentration Camps.
Farms burning courtesy of the British scorched earth policy. Destroying the Boer's homes, starving their women and children in concentration camps in an attempt to break their resolve
South Africa: Why the Battle of Blood River? Rewind… – Alternative DNA
We so often hear about Blood river where the Voortrekkers defeated 10 000 Zulus. The Voortrekker monument is a testimony to their sacrifices. But what you don't hear is why there was a battle against the Zulus? What happened before Blood river? Blood river was a revenge attack by the Voortrekkers on incidents that happened a few months prior. This is that story. The Boers climbed Execution Hill (Hlomo Amabutu) in the hot, subtropical, Natal sun; the stench of rotting flesh filled their…
Die Trekkers wat oorgebly het na die moorde van 17 Februarie, het hulle voorgeneem om Dingaan te straf vir sy onmenslike dade. Die eerste strafekspedisie by Italeni het wel misluk, maar die Voortrekkers was beslis om nie te rus voordat Dingaan se mag gebreek is nie. Dit het gelei die Slag van Bloedrivier op 16 Desember.
Boer War Art Poetry and History
Read this newspaper clip below – where an Englishman described how kind the Boers were and that everything that was said in England about the Boers, was not true. From the Boer War Facebook p…
This Day in History: Oct 11, 1899: Boer War begins in South Africa
It was a war of greed. An already rich and powerful nation wanted more and was willing to sacrifice anything to get it. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: Tweede Vryheidsoorlog or Tweede Boereoorlog) was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the…
Callaway House, 5 km north of Coromandel Town. Built in the 1840's it is one of New Zealand's oldest residential buildings. Walter Callaway was born and raised in this home.