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Die Voortrekkers: Stigters van ’n nuwe land en volk

J. M. G. Storm
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 48, No 3/4 | a2454 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v48i3/4.2454 | © 1992 J. M. G. Storm | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 1992 | Published: 10 January 1992

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J. M. G. Storm, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The Voortrekkers: Founders of a new country and nation
In this article a short view is given on how and why the Great Trek occurred about 150 years ago. The Voortrekkers, especially from the view of the London Missionary Society, were thought totally unfit to establish any kind of civilisation and any form of government. Although it took time, hardship and the loss of many lives, the Voortrekkers succeeded in occupying the empty hinterland of South Africa. The participants of the Great Trek indeed laid the foundations not only of a new country, but also of a new nation - the Afrikaner volk.

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