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South Africa 1949 Voortrekker Monument Set Fine Mint

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The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, South Africa: Little House on the Prairie meets colonial violence meets monumental fascist-esque architecture.  Very special.

Highlights in and around Johannesburg and 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.

Voortrekker monument, Pretoria:  "At the foot of the Monument stands a bronze sculpture of a Voortrekker woman and her two children by South African sculptor Anton van Wouw. It pays homage to the strength and courage of the Voortrekker women who played as big a part in this historic event as the men."

Voortrekker monument, Pretoria: "At the foot of the Monument stands a bronze sculpture of a Voortrekker woman and her two children by South African sculptor Anton van Wouw. It pays homage to the strength and courage of the Voortrekker women who played as big a part in this historic event as the men."

By Voortrekker Pas is daar 'n monument van 'n vrou wat weg loop van Natal af.  Dit is in nagedagte van Susanna Smit, die suster van Gert Maritz, wat gesê het sy sal eerder kaalvoet terug oor die berge trek as om in Natal onder Britse beheer te bly.

By Voortrekker Pas is daar 'n monument van 'n vrou wat weg loop van Natal af. Dit is in nagedagte van Susanna Smit, die suster van Gert Maritz, wat gesê het sy sal eerder kaalvoet terug oor die berge trek as om in Natal onder Britse beheer te bly.

The Blood River Museum in Kwazulu-Natal: one of the most surreal monuments EVER.

The Blood River Museum in Kwazulu-Natal: one of the most surreal monuments EVER.

Potjiekos - originated with the Voortrekkers that evolved as a stew made of any available meat and vegetables made in a three-legged cast-iron pot over coals

Potjiekos - originated with the Voortrekkers that evolved as a stew made of any available meat and vegetables made in a three-legged cast-iron pot over coals

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.

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.

Racheltjie de Beer: (1831–1843) is a (probably) fictitious Afrikaner heroine, who gave her life in order to save that of her brother. She was the daughter of George Stephanus de Beer (b. 1794). The fable goes that in the winter months of 1843 Rachel was part of a trek from the Orange Free State to the south-eastern Transvaal. During one...

Racheltjie de Beer: (1831–1843) is a (probably) fictitious Afrikaner heroine, who gave her life in order to save that of her brother. She was the daughter of George Stephanus de Beer (b. 1794). The fable goes that in the winter months of 1843 Rachel was part of a trek from the Orange Free State to the south-eastern Transvaal. During one...

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