oa South African Journal of Cultural History - n Eerste fase ondersoek na die Britse blokhuis-stelsel van die Anglo-boereoorlog (1899-1902) in die Transvaal (Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek)

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3053



The blockhouse project was an investigation in cultural resources management and was conducted during 1996. It aimed at finding the remains of blockhouses that was build during the Anglo-Boer War in the former Transvaal. The research consisted of two phases. Firstly archival and literary sources were investigated. This was followed by a field survey, during which the remains of 121 blockhouses were found. These are classified in railway and field lines according to the specific tasks these blockhouses had during the war. A number of hiatuses were concluded from the research, namely that there is a shortage of archival sources of British origin in South African archives, that very few physical remains of the blockhouses are still to be found and that these are likely to be in a bad state of repair.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error