Pretorius. South Africa. [Slip below image.:] From daybreak to sunset, 100,000 persons took part to-day in the Voortrekker celebrations. Fours days of festival culminated in the inauguration of the memorial to the pioneers who made the great trek 100years ago, fleeing northward from British Rule in the Cape. [&] [On verso:] Dear me, things have altered. [In pencil below image:] according to the Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health, we are none the worse for rationed fare x a little tightening of the belt.
Pen and ink. 300 x 235mm (11¾ x 9¼").
A satire depicting Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius (1798-1853), the leader of the Boers who was instrumental in the creation of the South African Republic. During the 1830s and 1840s, there were emigrants known as the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony, which was under British rule at the time, and moved into the interior of what is now northern South Africa.
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