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Boekenhoutfontein was the farm of Paul Kruger, the Boer resistance leader and president of the Transvaal Republic, the Boekenhoutfontein Farm is located about 20km from Rustenburg. It boasts one of the few fertile wetlands in the North-west province and can be regarded as an historical jewel in the area, being the site of many important archeological findings from different eras.
Situated in front of the Rustenburg Town Hall, the work depicts Kruger during the last days of his exile, and was made by French sculptor Archard. A figure symbolising the arrival of Christianity in the region. It is situated opposite the Hervormde Kerk between Plein and Pretorius Streets.
These fields hold the memories of the Second Anglo Boer War, take took place 1899. The second Anglo Boer War fields are situated in Rustenburg and it was an event that in many cases moulded the history of 20th Century South Africa. The end of the second Anglo Boer War signified the end of a long process of British conquest of South African cultures.