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Monument to the Independent Colony of Graaff-Reinet

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Address: Corner of Church Street and Parsonage Street, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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On the corner of Parsonage and Church streets, almost on the forecourt of the Shell Garage, is a plaque commemorating the establishment of the Independent Colony of Graaff Reinet... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

On the corner of Parsonage and Church streets, almost on the forecourt of the Shell Garage, is a plaque commemorating the establishment of the Independent Colony of Graaff Reinet - lasting from 1795 to August 1796! Wow! Thats quite something... yet another indication of the fascinating history of this amazing town!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

I would not call this a monument. It is a plaque on a small wall next to a petrol station. You will walk pass it and not even realize it is a monument. But what makes it worth a visit is a small part of South African History that is almost forgotten. The Independent Colony of Graaff-Reinet was proclaimed on... More 

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