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VOC Memorial - Oude Post
Swellendam district, Western Cape

Date:1941 : 2007
Type:Memorial
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
34°00'25.08" S 20°37'32.14" E Alt: 128m

The 1941 memorial was situated in a field and had a bronze plaque which at some stage was removed. In 2007 it was decided to move the memorial to its present position next to the main road and a new plaque was made.

Transcript of English section of new plaque:

FROM c1730 - 1791 THIS WAS AN OUTSTATION OF THE DUTCH EAST
INDIA COMPANY (VOC) FOR TRADING CATTLE WITH THE HESSEQUA


Writings about this entry

Oberholster, JJ. 1972. The historical monuments of South Africa. Cape Town: Rembrandt Van Rijn Foundation for Culture at the request of the National Monuments Council. pg 118,119
Sleigh, Dan. 2004. Die Buiteposte : VOC-Buiteposte onder Kaapse bestuur 1652-1795. Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis. pg 49