Thursday, February 11, 2010

Horse Memorial

The Horse Memorial on the corner of Rink Street and Russel Road was erected in remembrance of the horses and mules that suffered and died during the Anglo Boer War which was fought between 1899 and 1902. Although the war didn't really play of in close proximity to the town, most of the British forces and their horses entered the country through Algoa Bay. The locals were very aware of the circumstances the horses were under on the ships as well as what they went through in the war. This lead to the monument being put up. Well over 100 000 horses died during the war.

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GPS: 33°57'43.98"S, 25°36'33.93"E

10 comments:

  1. How did that horse get up there??

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  2. Wow, that's a lot of lost horses. I'm sure many people died also. Nice angle against the sky Jonker.

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  3. Really nice photo!The blue sky looks great!

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  4. Beautiful shot of very lovely memorial.

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  5. Wonderful angle of the memorial and the sky. Great image!

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  6. Nice clear skies and beautiful image of the Horse Memorial.

    Have a good weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  7. I'm always proud to say I come from a city that had the compassion to put up a memorial like this.

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