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Die Groot Trek / The Great Trek na Pietermaritzburg

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  • 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...
  • William Colling, b16 (1828 - 1900)
    Bron/Source Omnibus 8 Distibuted by eGSSA-SA October 2016 page 1306 b17 William (Willem) Colling * 5.11.1828 UH ≈ 2.5.1830 PE † 7.8.1900 "Zuurfontein" Farm Cundy Cleugh, Klip River County Far...
  • Philip Rudolph Nel, SV1b3c3d1e4f2 (bef.1804 - 1883)
    Philip Rudolph Nel *29/3/1804 †18/12/1883, was 'n Voortrekkerleier en die 1st Landdros van Pietermaritzburg. Hy het die plase Nelsrus , aan die Mlazi(tans Baynesfield) en Spitskop aan die Mvotirivier i...
  • Christaan Hendrik (Doel) Zeederberg, b7c8 (1860 - 1907)
    One of the Zeederberg Brothers who established the Zeederberg & Co, Coach Proprietors His gravestone may be seen at - South African Genealogies Volume 17 p 58 - no birth date given. Information fou...
  • Frans Matthys 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...


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.