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Ox-wagon Trek Monument
Mashishing (Lydenburg), Mpumalanga

Street:Near cor Voortrekker and Burger Streets

This monument was erected in 1938 with the assistance of the Cultural Historical Society in conjunction with the Town Council. The symbolic ox-wagon trek through the Republic to Pretoria was intended to commemorate the Great Trek, which had taken place a century earlier from the Cape Colony to the north. The wagontracks evident in the cement in front of the Voortrekker School mark the trek of Charl Cilliers.

[Information supplied by the Lydenburg Museum]

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.