This property forms part of the Rooihuiskraal Battlefield. where the Battle of Rooihuiskraal took place, on 12 February 1881 during the First War of Independence (1880-81). During the war, Pretoria was besieged by Boer forces for a period of 100 days. This battle was the last of several skirmishes which characterised the Siege.
(G. v. N. VILJOEN. Minister of National Education). This Farm, now forms a Suburb of Pretoria, Centurion.

It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 13 February 1981.