Piet Retief collection

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Soon after the close of his correspondence with Lt.-Governor Stockenstrom, Piet Retief left this document behind when he joined other Afrikaners on the Trek from the Cape. This Manifesto purports to...
Archive Type: Official or Original Documents
Certain historians have erroneously asserted the the Great Trek was motivated over the issue of the abolition of slavery but the fact of the matter is that historians have noted that most of the...
Author: Ron
Archive Type: Articles
Piet Retief's published manifesto, setting out the reasons for the Voortrekker's departure from the Cape colony. Photographed in a display in the Senotaph hall of the Voortrekker Monument.
Publication date: 2 February 1837
Archive Type: Newspaper clippings
Copy of the treaty allegedly signed by Dingaan and Retief ceding large tracts of the Zulu Kingdom to the Voortrekkers, created by Jan Gerritze Bantjes, late January 1838
Publication date: late January 1838
Archive Type: Official or Original Documents