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This Day in History: Sep Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Inner World, Beaches In The World, Most Beautiful Beaches, My Childhood Memories, Folk Music, African History, South Africa, Growing Up, Madrid

This Day in History: Sep 30, 1931: Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

The founding of the Voortrekkers coincided with the growth of Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa, then a member of the British Commonwealth. In some ways it was an Afrikaans-language alternative to the largely English-speaking Boy Scout movement, with its British heritage. The original concept of a youth movement amongst Afrikaners was formulated by Dr. C.F. Visser in 1913 in Bloemfontein. Dr. Visser appealed to the directors of the Boy Scout Movement (founded in 1907) to allow the…

Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State. Bloemfontein Post Office on the main square Bloemfontein. India House, New York Life, Trafalgar Square, A Day In Life, South Africa, Palace, Most Beautiful, College, African

South African Childhood BLOEMFONTEIN,

Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State. Bloemfontein Post Office on the main square 1954. Bloemfontein. Bloemfontein 1900. Bloemfontein Wedding 1910. My father business, Rand Sewing Machines was expanding and he had about 5 retail stores by now. He had many good managers in the Witwatersrand area but could not find somebody suitable in Bloemfontein. My father photographed in Switzerland with Sally Goetz, visiting the Bernina Sewing Machine Company there with her and her husband Oscar Goetz…

Abandoned Observatories - Lamont–Hussey Observatory on Naval Hill, Bloemfontein, South Africa Old Buildings, Abandoned Buildings, Astronomical Observatory, Free State, Leica Camera, Street Photographers, Afrikaans, Astronomy, The Dreamers

Cracked Mirrors: 12 (More) Eerie Abandoned Observatories

Lamont-Hussey abandoned observatory Bloemfontein South Africa

“British troops enter Bloemfontein, capital of the Boer Orange Free State, on this day in 1900 Free State, Troops, South Africa, Dolores Park, Empire, The Past, British, War, Culture

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“British troops enter Bloemfontein, capital of the Boer Orange Free State, on this day in 1900 #BoerWar #SouthAfrica”