Greetings from Pretoria!

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Greetings from Pretoria!

Postby Burgher » 22 Mar 2012 08:04

Photos of the British military occupation of Pretoria. Most of these photos were taken by HF Gros of Pretoria.

Before the War

Military parade on Church Square, 1877
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British Military Fortifications

General layout:
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Convent Redoubt:
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Fort Royal:
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Fort Tullichewan:
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Fort Commeline:
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Inside the military camp:
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Sorties outside Pretoria

Lt. Gildeain's sortie to Zwartkopjes:
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Wood cutting party of the Pretoria Rifles:
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Cattle grazing guard:
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Boers captured at Zwartkopjes:
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Re: Greetings from Pretoria!

Postby Burgher » 22 Mar 2012 08:19

How the other side lived. Ulundi House:

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Postby swordcollector1 » 22 Mar 2012 10:19

Superb set of images - that's a real archive! Thanks for sharing!

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Postby Mark » 22 Mar 2012 12:22

Wow! Fantastic photos! :shock: :D

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Postby rivoniaboy » 19 May 2012 05:56

Priceless photographs!

Many thanks for posting them.

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Re: Greetings from Pretoria!

Postby rbswart » 28 Jun 2012 18:44

Hello from Caversham, UK!

Thank you for posting these - I am currently researching my family's involvement in the siege of Pretoria and I have some of the originals for these.

Do you have any more clues about the photo just before the one titled 'Sorties outside Pretoria' (#18 I think)?

The photo has my great grandfather, his brother and their father in it.

I would be very interested in any photos of the Pretoria Carbineers if anyone has any of those - my great grandfather ended the war as the troop sergeant major.

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Re: Greetings from Pretoria!

Postby Burgher » 29 Jun 2012 11:42

Hi Robin

Unfortunately I have no more info on this photo. The original was in the collection of the Pretoria Municipality archives.

Regards from Bloemfontein!
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Postby Jocktamson » 01 Aug 2012 23:40

Thanks for sharing these images, always good to see Boer War images. Great Post!
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Postby Andre Chissel » 02 Aug 2012 12:58

Brilliant ! Thank you !

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Postby free1954 » 26 Apr 2013 13:36

great photos sir. not the kind you see every day. thanks for posting them.
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Postby Frogsmile » 30 May 2013 18:28

Great stuff Burgher, only just saw these. Thank you for sharing them.
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