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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 … Continue reading

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The Jameson Raid “Stump” Monument: Doornkop

Continuing from the Vlakfontein Monument I now went to the site of what is loosely known as the Stump Monument. Next to “The Brickworks” was the spot where the cottage stood where Jameson surrendered to the Boer forces (Google Earth … Continue reading

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The Jameson Raid Vlakfontein Monument: Doornkop

Continued from the Jameson Raid Surrender Memorial. Just behind “the Brickworks” is what is known as the Vlakfontein Monument: (Google Earth co-ordinates: 26°12’30.72″S, 27°48’27.31″E.) When I visited it in 2009 the fencing had been complete around this memorial, although it … Continue reading

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The Jameson Raid Surrender Memorial: Doornkop

There are a number of memorials associated with the ill fated Jameson Raid of 1896, and I have decided to split them as opposed to keeping them all together like they were before. My knowledge of these events is small, … Continue reading

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The Boer War Memorial in Durban

These photos of the Durban Cenotaph and Boer War Memorial were kindly provided by Ken and Eleanor Garvie and are used with their permission. This Memorial is very close to the Cenotaph which may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates  … Continue reading

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South African Defence Force Memorial: Fort Klapperkop

The South African Defence Force Memorial at Fort Klapperkop could probably be moved to the extinct category as it seems to have lost its reason for existing, being superceded by the SADF Wall of Remembrance at the Voortrekker Monument. The … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales Obelisk: Port Elizabeth

This Obelisk has had somewhat of a chequered history and seems to have lost its reason for existing. Currently sited at Bayworld in PE (2011), it has a plaque on it that reads: “Purchased by John Paterson at The London … Continue reading

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The Randfontein War Memorial

This really pretty memorial can be found next to the roadhouse on the corner of Randfontein and Main Reef Roads, Surprisingly the components of the memorial are all in a reasonably good condition, and it is fenced off and the … Continue reading

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Sea View Memorial in Sea View, Durban

This little known memorial is situated at Google Earth co-ordinates:  29° 54.151′ S, 30° 58.435′ E and was photographed by James Houston-McMillan in 2013.  Although the area is reasonably far from the sea, there is a view of the Bay … Continue reading

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Steytlerville War Memorials and Graves.

These photographs in and around Steytlerville were kindly taken by Ronnie Lovemore, and are used with his permission. The Memorial presumably commemorates men from the town of Steytlerville and surrounds who died in both World Wars. The two  objects on … Continue reading

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