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Die Groot Trek / The Great Trek na Pietermaritzburg

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  • William. Newcastle. b16 Colling, b16 (1828 - 1900)
    of Good Hope Government Gazette 1830 - 2 - April to June Written by Brenda Gassner. Posted in The Cape of Good Hope Government GazetteIn the English Church, Wynberg, on Sunday, the 16th May, 1830, by t...
  • Louis Jacobus Nel, jr (1811 - 1838)
    Sneuwel saam met sy oudste broer, Johannes Petrus, en sy swaer Gert Cornelis Nel, by Italeni. Hulle was drie van die nege gesneuweldes. Hilletje Levina Helena Bester *28/8/1820 †24/12/1875 was die dogt...
  • Frans Mathys Wolhuter (1815 - 1899)
    Die Wolhuter famiilie is in twee persele van die Voortrekkerbegrafplaas te Pietermaritzburg begrawe. In 1F en 1C is drie van Frans Matthys Wolhuter en sy vrou Johanna Helena Catharina Bester se seuns b...
  • Christoffel Petrus Francois Lotter (1804 - 1876)
    Christoffel Petrus Lotter ≈ 4/11/1804 † 28/5/1875. Begrawe in die Pietermaritzburg Voortrekkerbegrafplaas baken 22 perseel 1F. Lotter was die 2de kind van Willem Godfried Lotter (≈ 26/7/1778) en Elisab...
  • Susanna Catharina Smit, c8d3 SM (1799 - 1863)
    Susanna Catharina Maritz *28/8/1799 ≈ 26/2/1800 † 27/7/1863 tree op die ouderdom van 13 jaar in die huwelik met Erasmus Smit wat in Nederland gebore is. Sy was die dogter van Salomon Maritz ( 1770- ) e...


Pietermaritzburg (pēˌtərmărˈĭtsbûrgˌ) [key], city, part and seat of Msunduzi local municipality and capital of KwaZulu-Natal prov., E South Africa, in the foothills of the Drakensberg Range. The city is an administrative and industrial center. Its products include wattle bark extract, furniture, footwear, chocolate, and cloth. Motor vehicles are assembled in the city, and iron ore is mined nearby.

Pietermaritzburg was founded in 1838 and named for Piet Retief and Gert Maritz, Boer (Afrikaner) leaders of the Great Trek (see Trek, Great). The Boers made it capital of the short-lived (1839–43) Voortrekker Republic of Natal. The city became capital of Natal when the province was annexed by Great Britain in 1843. In 1880 a railroad to Durban was opened. From 1994 to 2004 the city was the co-capital of KwaZulu-Natal with Ulundi.