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Voortrekker Fort (?) (Farm Elandsfontein)
Potchefstroom, North West

Date:n.d.
Type:Fort
Status:Extant

According to tradition, this stone fort was built by the Voortrekkers under the leadership of Andries Hendrik Potgieter. It was presumably erected in 1842 to serve as a shelter for women and children in case the men had to leave for Port Natal to assist the Voortrekkers there against a British invasion.

(Richardson, 2001: 269)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.