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Pretoria - Voortrekker Monument
Title: Pretoria - Voortrekker Monument
Description: The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria celebrates the Dutch pioneers trek across the country, lead by settler Piet Retief. This view shows the main entrance. The monument is made of granite, was designed by Gerald Moerdyk and includes the Hall of Heroes and a museum.
Date: January 1986
Pretoria - Voortrekker Monument
Title: Pretoria - Voortrekker Monument
Description: The imposing building has statues of the Great Trek leaders at each corner.
Date: January 1986
Pretoria - Voortrekker Monument
Title: Pretoria - Voortrekker Monument
Description: Another statue of a Great Trek leader. At noon on the 16th December, the rays of the sun fall through an opening in the ceiling and illuminate the words "We are for you, South Africa" on the cenotaph.
Date: January 1986
Pretoria - Voortrekker Monument
Title: Pretoria - Voortrekker Monument
Description: The monument sits on one of the many hills around Pretoria, which can be seen in the distance. Around the gardens are 64 statues of ox-wagons.
Date: January 1986
Pretoria - Voortrekker Monument
Title: Pretoria - Voortrekker Monument
Description: This statue of a woman shielding her two children was the last work by sculptor Anton Von Wouw.
Date: January 1986
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