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Portraits Boer Leaders Gouda

On the facade of Blekerssingel 56 are Marthinus Theunis Steyn portraits of the Boer leaders Marthinus Theunis Steyn (president of the Orange Free State), Paul Kruger (Boer leader of the uprise in the First Boer War (1880-1881) and president of the African Republic (Transvaal Republic) in the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902)) and Petrus Jacobus Joubert (Commander-General).

Because many Boer were of Dutch origin, the Netherlands was pronounced pro-Boer and about 2,000 Dutch volunteers went to South Africa to fight on the side of the republics.

On the facade of Blekers singel 55 is the portrait of the Boer leader Piet Retief (field commander).

Because many Boer were of Dutch origin, the Netherlands was pronounced pro-Boer and about 2,000 Dutch volunteers went to South Africa to fight on the side of the republics.

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Source

  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Dick de Bruijne