The Vroue Monument: Bloemfontein

The Vroue Monument was erected in memory of the women and children that died in the concentration camps during the Boer War. The design of the monument was by Frans Soff with the sculpting by  Anton van Wouw and was unveiled on 16 December 1913.  A number of people are also buried at the site, including Emily Hobhouse, President M.T. Steyn and his wife Tibbie Steyn, and General Christiaan de Wet.

Image by PCB1981, 5 June 2012, 10:36:25.

Image by PCB1981, 5 June 2012, 10:36:25.

Two women, one of which is a mother holding her dying child on her lap and another women behind her, staring into the distance. Sculptor: Anton van Vouw.

The Anglo Boer War Museum can also be found on this site. These photographs were taken by Hugh Termoshuizen in December 2010 and are reproduced with his permission

Die Afskeid (1986). Sculptor: Danie de Jager. A Boer soldier bids his wife and child farewell after being called to war against Great Britain.

Die Bittereinder. a patriot and soldier on a battered horse nearing the end of the Anglo-Boer War. Sculpted Danie de Jager.

Die Bittereinder. A burgher on a battered horse nearing the end of the Anglo-Boer War. Sculpted by Danie de Jager.

Die Banneling (1983). Sculptor: Danie de Jager

Die Banneling (1983). Sculptor: Danie de Jager

© DRW 2010-2018 Created 28/12/2010. Edited 02/07/2012. Images © Hugh Termoshuizen. Main image by PCB181, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Moved to blog 07/02/2014.

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