Henri Jacobus Maarchalk

Surveyor and inspector of maps He was born on 18 July 1847 in Barnefeld Holland. At the age of 29, he left his native country and sailed to S A to establish himself in the Zuid African Republik (ZAR). Onboard the “Windsor Castle“,  he met Sir Theophilus Shepstone, who was later to annex the ZAR […]

Vryheid under British Occupation 1900-1902

VRYHEID BLOKHUIS 1901. This Block House was on a high rise east of Scheepersnek on the road between Vryheid and De Jager’s Drift, occupied by the South Lancashire Regiment. The Corrugated Iron structure with earth and rock is surrounded by a barbed wire fence and ramparts. in front is a saluting uniformed dummy holding a […]