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Voortrekkers (South Africa)

(Boer) Pioneers

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[Voortrekker vlag (South Africa)] image by António Martins, 09 Mar 1999 See also :


This is the Afrikaans name (literally Pioneers) for the group of Afrikaners who left the Cape Colony to make the Great Trek into the interior between 1835 and 1854. The Voortrekker vlag (also known as the Kruisvlag or the 'Potgieter Vlag' after Voortrekker General AH Potgieter) was used between 1836 and 1840 and was a red saltire on a blue background.
Bruce Berry, 05 Oct 1995

Their flag was Blue with a red saltire (no fimbriation). [car61, p.82]
Roy Stilling, 08 Oct 1996