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  • Among the dead was the renowned Sarel Cilliers, grandson of the worthy "voortrekker" [73] of the same name.

    Three Years' War

  • An ambitious extension of the Great Trek, this expedition had as its primary objective the opening of an independent trade route to the sea for the newly established voortrekker republics.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Or did some small boy voortrekker, munching, from the pocket of his blesbuck-skin jacket, dried fruit sent up by some kind tante from the far south, carelessly throw aside a stone which had been accidentally included, and was that the ancestor of those trees which used to afford us so many delightful feasts?

    Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer

  • Did some thoughtful old voortrekker carry peach stones in his pocket, and, as

    Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer

  • One of them he accounted for, another he wounded, but the wounded voortrekker -- a giant of near seven feet clubbed his rifle, and drove at him.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • He tell Oom Paul how the thieves would to come in the night to sold him like sheep to a butcher, how the t'ousand wolves would swarm upon the sheepfold, and there would be no homes for the voortrekker and his vrouw, how the Outlander would sit on our stoeps and pick the peaches from our gardens.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • One of them he accounted for, another he wounded, but the wounded voortrekker -- a giant of near seven feet clubbed his rifle, and drove at him.

    The Judgment House

  • Hetmeyer's Kopje were the horses of the men whom Rudyard Byng had brought to take a position and hold it till support came and this flank of the Farmer's Army was turned; but the men themselves were at work on the kopjes -- the grim work of dislodging the voortrekker people from the places where they burrowed like conies among the rocks.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Hetmeyer's Kopje were the horses of the men whom Rudyard Byng had brought to take a position and hold it till support came and this flank of the Farmer's Army was turned; but the men themselves were at work on the kopjes -- the grim work of dislodging the voortrekker people from the places where they burrowed like conies among the rocks.

    The Judgment House

  • He tell Oom Paul how the thieves would to come in the night to sold him like sheep to a butcher, how the t'ousand wolves would swarm upon the sheepfold, and there would be no homes for the voortrekker and his vrouw, how the Outlander would sit on our stoeps and pick the peaches from our gardens.

    The Judgment House

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