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Voortrekker Monument
Winburg, Free State

HALLEN and DIBB: Architect

Style:Monumental Modernism


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28°32'46.61" S 26°59'56.68" E

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Won on competition in 1964. Sod turning 20 September 1967. Tender awarded to the Welkom firm Welkom-konstruksie (Edms) Bpk. Consulting engineers Miichal S Zakrzewski and Partners. Initial idea to construct this of iron and gold bearing rock mined in the Free State but later changed to off-shutter concrete. Initial costs estimated at R49 000. Final costs R61 445. Then State President CR Swart delivered the festival address on 16 December 1967 and unveiled the bronze memorial plaque. The opening ceremony with then State President JJ Fouche in attendance was 10 October 1968

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Ferreira, OJO Die Voortrekkermonument: in Swart, Marius J (ed). 1989. Afrikanerbakens: pp 117-119