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Naval Cannons
Philippolis, Free State

Date:1840
Type:Military artefact
Status:Extant

Two naval cannons stand on top of a small hill which were presented by the Cape colonial government in 1840 to Adam Kok III who was the Griqua chief at that time. The cannons are fired during the town's Witblits festival held in April. These cannons may have been used during the various wars between the Griqua, Basotho and the Boers.

(Wikipedia, accessed 2021 11 22)