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  1. Great Trek

    The Great Trek (Afrikaans: Die Groot Trek [di ˌχruət ˈtrɛk]; Dutch: De Grote Trek [də ˌɣroːtə ˈtrɛk]) was a northward migration of Dutch-speaking settlers who travelled by wagon trains from the Cape Colony into the interior of modern South Africa from 1836 onwards, seeking to live beyond the Cape's British colonial administration. The Great Trek resulted from the culmination of ...

  2. Great Trek 1835-1846

    Great Trek 1835-1846. The Great Trek was a movement of Dutch-speaking colonists up into the interior of southern Africa in search of land where they could establish their own homeland, independent of British rule. The determination and courage of these pioneers has become the single most important element in the folk memory of Afrikaner ...

  3. Great Trek

    Great Trek, the emigration of some 12,000 to 14,000 Boers from Cape Colony in South Africa between 1835 and the early 1840s, in rebellion against the policies of the British government and in search of fresh pasturelands. The Great Trek is regarded by Afrikaners as a central event of their 19th-century history and the origin of their nationhood.

  4. Great Trek

    Great Trek. Afrikaners left the Cape Colony (in present-day South Africa) in large numbers during the second half of the 1830s, an act that became known as the "Great Trek" and that helped define white South Africans' ethnic, cultural, and political identity.In line with Afrikaners' belief in a separate existence, developing tensions between these settlers, British authorities, and African ...

  5. Voortrekker

    Voortrekker, any of the Boers (Dutch settlers or their descendants), or, as they came to be called in the 20th century, Afrikaners, who left the British Cape Colony in Southern Africa after 1834 and migrated into the interior Highveld north of the Orange River.During the next 20 years, they founded new communities in the Southern African interior that evolved into the colony of Natal and the ...

  6. What was the Great Trek?

    The Great Trek was a perilous exodus of pioneers into the heart of South Africa, looking for a place to call home. When the British took control of Cape Town and the Cape Colony in the early 1800s, tensions grew between the new colonizers of British stock, and the old colonizers, the Boers, descendants of the original Dutch settlers. From 1835 ...

  7. Boers

    The Great Trek occurred between 1835 and the early 1840s. ... They feel that the Western-Cape based Afrikaners - whose ancestors did not trek eastwards or northwards - took advantage of the republican Boers' destitution following the Anglo-Boer War. At that time, the Afrikaners attempted to assimilate the Boers into the new politically ...

  8. The Great Treks: The Transformation of Southern Africa 1815-1854

    The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Africaaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists, the Mfecane - the vast movement of the Black populations in the interior following the emergence of a new Zulu kingdom as a major military force in the early 19th century - offers an ...

  9. The Great Treks : The Transformation of Southern Africa 1815-1854

    The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Africaaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists, the Mfecane - the vast movement of the Black populations in the interior following the emergence of a new Zulu kingdom as a major military force in the early 19th century - offers an ...

  10. Great Trek

    The Great Trek was a very important event in the history of South Africa . It came about because of disagreements between British and Afrikaner settlers in the colony known as the Cape Colony. As a result of the disagreements, many Afrikaner farmers moved away from the Cape Colony and established their own colonies. This was a first step in ...

  11. Afrikaner

    Afrikaners are particularly fond of music and song. During the Great Trek and in the early pioneering days this was expressed in the singing of religious songs. Light music was made using instruments such as the violin, and the concertina and would later develop into a traditional Afrikaans music form, namely 'Boeremusiek'.

  12. The Afrikaner Great Trek, 1836—1854

    The Afrikaner Great Trek, 1836—1854. By the mid-1830s dissatisfaction among the Afrikaner inhabitants of the eastern districts of the Cape colony was widespread. The 50th Ordinance of 1828 and the British parliamentary act of 1833 were depriving Afrikaners of their customary controls over labor. They had lost property in the frontier wars ...

  13. Afrikaners

    Afrikaners (Afrikaans: [afriˈkɑːnərs]) are a Southern African ethnic group descended from predominantly Dutch settlers first arriving at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652. ... The Great Trek split the Afrikaner community along social and geographical lines, driving a wedge between the Voortrekkers and those who remained in the Cape Colony.

  14. Great Trek Centenary Celebrations commence

    Great Trek Centenary Celebrations commence. 8 August 1938. The Great Trek was a migration that took place between 1838 and the 1840s, and involved the Boers leaving the Cape Colony and settling in the interior of South Africa. White settlement led to the establishment of the republics of Natalia, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.

  15. The ideology of a chosen people: Afrikaner nationalism and the Ossewa

    Perhaps the most important happening in South African history was the Great Trek, the massive movement of people, goods, wagons, north from the eastern Cape Colony into what became the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. ... A major battle between better-armed Afrikaner forces and Zulu warriors ended in triumph for the Afrikaners on 16 ...

  16. The Great Treks: The Transformation of Southern Africa 1815-1854

    The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Afrikaaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists, the Mfecane - the vast movement of the Black populations in the interior following the emergence of a new Zulu kingdom as a major military force in the early 19th century - offers an ...

  17. Afrikaners in South Africa: Overview and History

    The Great Trek . For 150 years, the Dutch were the predominant foreign influence in South Africa. However, in 1795, Britain gained control of the country, and many British government officials and citizens settled there. The British angered the Afrikaners by freeing their enslaved people.

  18. The Afrikaners : their last great trek

    The Afrikaners : their last great trek. Hardcover - January 1, 1989. For South Africa the year 1988 was one of politically charged anniversaries. It was 500 years since the Portuguese explorer, Bartholomeu Dias, became the first European to set foot on the southern tip of Africa. The ruling National Party marked 40 years in power, while ...

  19. AfricaBib

    The Great Trek centenary of 1938 was a galvanizing event in the unfolding of Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa. To date, little scholarly attention has been paid to the many fictional reconstructions of the Great Trek by both Afrikaners and English-speaking writers in South Africa and abroad in the 1920s and 1930s.

  20. Trekboers

    An aquatint by Samuel Daniell of Trekboers making camp. Depicted around 1804. The Trekboers (/ ˈ t r ɛ k b uː r s / Afrikaans: Trekboere) were nomadic pastoralists descended from European colonists on the frontiers of the Dutch Cape Colony in Southern Africa.The Trekboers began migrating into the interior from the areas surrounding what is now Cape Town, such as Paarl (settled from 1688 ...

  21. The Great Trek, 1835-40

    "The Great Trek" by Nagarjun is licensed under CC BY 2.0 South Africa's Afrikaners (Whites of Dutch origin) regard the Great Trek as the event that marked their identity as a people.

  22. Afrikaner nationalism

    The Boer republics. Afrikaner nationalism (Afrikaans: Afrikanernasionalisme) is a nationalistic political ideology created by Afrikaners residing in Southern Africa during the Victorian era.The ideology was developed in response to the significant events in Afrikaner history such as the Great Trek, the First and Second Boer Wars and the resulting anti-British sentiment that developed among ...

  23. The Afrikaners: Their Last Great Trek

    The Afrikaners: Their Last Great Trek. Graham Leach. Macmillan London, 1989 - Afrikaners - 304 pages. 0 Reviews. Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified. From inside the book . What people are saying - Write a review.