VOORTREKKERHOOGTE 90 JAAR OUD

  • Sophia Du Preez Direktoraat Openbare Betrekkinge
Keywords: Anglo-Boer War, Roberts Heights south of Pretoria, Field-Marshal Lord Roberts, 26 May 1939, Voortrekkerhoogte, the laying of the foundation stone of the Voortrekker monument

Abstract

Following the occupation of Pretoria on 5 June 1900 during the Anglo-Boer War an area south of Pretoria became known as Roberts Heights. It was named after Field-Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in South Africa. On 26 May 1939 it was re-named Voortrekkerhoogte following the laying of the foundation stone of the Voortrekker monument. Voortrekkerhoogte reflects its military heritage to this day as is evident from its many fine historic buildings illustrated in the accompanying article.
Published
2012-02-22
How to Cite
Du Preez, S. (2012). VOORTREKKERHOOGTE 90 JAAR OUD. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 19(1). https://doi.org/10.5787/19-1-389
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