South Africa: Rainbows and Deserts

Voortrekkers: Tapestries
Thaba Nchu
Battle of Vegkop. This battle scene shows clearly how everybody had to get involved to ensure the safety of the group. Women and older girls had to stand behind the men and load the guns as they were used. They also had to melt lead and make bullets. Younger children had to help take care of the wounded. Boys were taught to shoot from a young age and had to do their part in defending they family group.

(Picture: Scan from postcard)

Gallery Index

Information taken directly from
Voortrekker Museum
Pictures are scans from postcards

Of, as jy die Afrikaanse weergawe wil lees, kliek op tuisblad hieronder.

Afrikaanse weergawe

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