Friday, March 11, 2011

Piet Retief Monument

The Piet Retief Monument in Summerstrand stands on what used to be Voortrekker leader Piet Retief's farm Strandfontein.  The monument was originally erected in Coega to the east of Port Elizabeth and unveiled in 1939 to commemorate the centenary of the Great Trek.  In 1975 is was decided to move it to the location in Summerstrand because of its link to Piet Retief.

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