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Vecht Laager Natal 1838, 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/101

Scope and Contents

A poster-size lithograph mounted in a plastic sleeve depicting an attack on the Vecht lager. The lager was comprised of 180 wagons travelling under the leadership of Karl Pieter Landman along Bosman's River during August 1838. The picture is signed 'H. Lea 1912' in the bottom left corner. There is also a printed description of the painting in Afrikaans describing the protagonists and a postcard with a reproduction of the picture. None of the items are dated.


  • Creation: 1912


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Biographical / Historical

The original painting was by Henry Lea, V.R., Brereton, Transvaal.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : art work

1 item(s) (1 plastic sleeve)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


This collection level description was created by RAS.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..


Lea, Henry, fl 1912

Finding aid date

2004-06-10 12:16:53+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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