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Burghersdorp 8 years 3 months ago #8560

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A picture of Burghersdorp, Cape Colony.

The caption says that Burghersdorp is 40 miles from the OFS border and that when the Boer invaded the town was deserted.



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Burghersdorp, which has been recaptured by General Gatacre

Burghersforp, which was occupied by General Gatacre's troops without opposition last week, is about 22 to the north of Stormberg and 243 miles from the port of East London by railway, The town has obtained notoriety as being openly disloyal and has been called as a consequence 'Rebeldorp'. The Bond headquarters were there, and Professor Cachet, a converted Hebrew and now a leader of the Dutch Reformed Church is head of the notorious Dopper Academy in the town

Burghersdorp is a healthy little town, 4,500 ft above sea level.

Source: The Graphic 17 March 1900
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From Wood's map
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