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Anvil found on the site of the Van Rensburg massacre

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305W

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250 x 185 mm. A photograph showing the anvil which is said to have been found circa 1850. Further details are to be found on the back of the photograph.

The massacre took place in July 1836 on the banks of the Limpopo, forty miles from its confluence with the Olifants River. Information on Johannes Jacobus Janse Van Rensburg (1779-1836) has only been co-ordinated in the 1950s and 1960s.


  • 1880 - 1940

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For information about J.J.J. Van Rensburg see: Kock, W.J. de ed. (1968), 'Dictionary of South African Biography', Cape Town: Nasionale Boekhandel, pp. 834-836.


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2004-06-16 09:55:23+00:00
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