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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the great emigration of Boers from Cape Colony which began in 1836, and resulted in the founding of the South African Republic and Orange Free State.


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  • The migration, known as the Great Trek, led to the establishment of independent Boer republics in the Transvaal,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • To this movement, known as the Great Trek, the occupation by the Dutch Boers (i.e. farmers) of the territories, since known as the

    Our Sailors Gallant Deeds of the British Navy during Victoria's Reign

  • Court in November over a damaged Great Trek memorial.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Great Trek memorial stone, which was in front of the municipal offices in Standerton, was destroyed at the instruction of mayor Queen Radebe-Khumalo.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • That was when Miss North was talking about the Boer pioneers, the Voortrekkers, who in 1835 undertook the Great Trek, a mass migration to escape the rule of the British-controlled Cape Colony.

    Rainbow’s End

  • Trek (Great Trek) is one of the iconic episodes in their history along with the 1899-1902 Boer War.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Centennial of the Great Trek used to galvanize Afrikaner nationalism.

    1936, April 7

  • Those MPs who voted in favour of the transitional constitution had done just this, and had embarked on a new Great Trek into the future.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • My people embarked on the Great Trek, choosing to embrace the dangers and uncertainties of pioneer life and the freedom it promised, rather than submit to imperial domination.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Seventy years earlier he could escape from his conflicts by embarking on the Great Trek.

    The Rise of the South African Reich - Chapter 1


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