Sunday, July 31, 2011

British Settlers Family Statue

The area from Port Elizabeth eastwards, specially around Grahamstown and Bathurst, is where the British Settlers settled in 1820 (see here and here).  On top of Gunfire Hill overlooking Grahamstown is the big Settlers Monument building and just down the road from it visitors will find the British Settlers Family statue.  The statue depicts a settler family as they would have looked on their arrival in Algoa Bay. 

Along with the Xhosa and the Dutch, the British Settlers form part of the rich cultural heritage that the Eastern Cape can boast with.  One of the other symbols of the Eastern Cape is the aloe, here photographed in front of the British Settlers Family statue.

1 comment:

  1. I like the statue between the aloe blooms. Their clothing doesn't look real appropriate to the ZA setting.