PIETER LAFRAS (PIET) UYS was die eintlike leier van die trek van Jacobus Uys, sy bejaarde pa van diep in die sestig. Die geselskap het uit sowat honderd mense bestaan wat van Uitenhage af getrek het. Hulle was een van die laaste georganiseerde groepe wat die Kaapkolonie met die Groot Trek verlaat het.

PIETER LAFRAS (PIET) UYS was die eintlike leier van die trek van Jacobus Uys, sy bejaarde pa van diep in die sestig. Die geselskap het uit sowat honderd mense bestaan wat van Uitenhage af getrek het. Hulle was een van die laaste georganiseerde groepe wat die Kaapkolonie met die Groot Trek verlaat het.

Die Trekkers – onbewus daarvan dat hulle van die oewers van die Tugela bespied word – het met hulle dagtake voortgegaan. Eenuur die oggend van 17 Februarie het 10 000 Zoeloes op die Voortrekkers toegesak. Dit was donkermaan en die Trekkers het eers besef wat aangaan toe die Zoeloes tussen hulle was. Die voorste Trekkers is almal uitgemoor.

Die Trekkers – onbewus daarvan dat hulle van die oewers van die Tugela bespied word – het met hulle dagtake voortgegaan. Eenuur die oggend van 17 Februarie het 10 000 Zoeloes op die Voortrekkers toegesak. Dit was donkermaan en die Trekkers het eers besef wat aangaan toe die Zoeloes tussen hulle was. Die voorste Trekkers is almal uitgemoor.

Piet Joubert 1831-1900 Commandant General. Acted as President of the Transvaal when the territory was annexed in 1877, joined Kruger and Pretorius to take up arms against the British. He led the commando that defeated the British at Laing's Nek, Ingogo and Majuba Hill. Joubert became commandant-general of the Transvaal and managed to crush the Jameson Raid in January 1896. He died soon after besieging Ladysmith, which proved to be disastrous....

This Day in Southern African History: 23 April, Agreement on terms to end Transvaal War is ratified

Die Boervolk: Dingaansdag /Geloftedag. Die herdenking van die groot oorwinning oor die vyand en die wonderwerk deur die Hand van Vader YaHWeH, by Bloedrivier.

Die herdenking van die groot oorwinning oor die vyand en die wonderwerk deur die Hand van Vader YaHWeH, by Bloedrivier.

Great Trek 1835-1846-Threatened by the 'liberalism' of the new colonial administration, insecure about conflict on the eastern frontier and 'squeezed out' by their own burgeoning population, the Voortrekkers hoped to restore economic, cultural and political unity independent of British power. The only way they saw open to them was to leave the colony. In the decade following 1835, thousands migrated into the interior, organised in a number of trek parties under various leaders.

Great Trek 1835-1846-Threatened by the 'liberalism' of the new colonial administration, insecure about conflict on the eastern frontier and 'squeezed out' by their own burgeoning population, the Voortrekkers hoped to restore economic, cultural and political unity independent of British power. The only way they saw open to them was to leave the colony. In the decade following 1835, thousands migrated into the interior, organised in a number of trek parties under various leaders.

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the-south-star - The Battle of Blood River

South African History ,The Voortrekkers,the Boere Volk and The Four Colour Flags and Radio Vryheid, A South African Radio Station.

Lank lewe die geskiedenis | Maroela Media

Lank lewe die geskiedenis | Maroela Media

The Battle of Blood River | South African History Online

On 16 December 1838 the Battle of Blood River took place near the Ncome River in KwaZulu Natal.

The Boers in combat

Skelton, Joseph Ratcliffe Boers Battle During 'Great Trek', Woman Reloading

The laager. A revived and updated version of the Hussite wagenburg, as used by Boer settlers against attacks from hostile tribes.

The laager. A revived and updated version of the Hussite wagenburg, as used by Boer settlers against attacks from hostile tribes.

Ox wagon

Ox wagon - some family members traveled this way.

A most unusual feature of this type of blockhouse is a pair of angle bastions at diagonally opposite corners, which were designed to provide for the flanking fire along the walls, similar to the function of Machouli galleries on other patterns, but at ground level. This blockhouse was a two level structure with a lookout tower.Witkop Blockhouse - Boer Wars Memorials and Monuments on Waymarking.com

The Witkop Blockhouse was declared a national monument in 1948 and is one of the last fifty left in our country.

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