Cape Town Statues

Cape Town Statues - This is a few of the beautiful statues to be found in the centre of Cape Town.


Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray was the second child of Andrew Murray Sr, a Dutch Reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa. Murray was born in Cape Town, South Africa.

Andrew pastored churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town and Wellington, all in South Africa.

He was one of the founders of the South African General Mission (SAGM)and the South East Africa General Mission (SEAGM).

SAGM and SEAGM merged in 1894 and the mission's name was changed to Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF) which continues to this day.




Andrew Murray, Cape Town Statues

Cecil John Rhodes

Cecil John Rhodes DCL (5 July 1853 – 26 March 1902) was an English-born businessman, mining magnate, and politician in South Africa.

He was the founder of the diamond company De Beers, which today markets 40% of the world's rough diamonds and at one time marketed 90%. An ardent believer in colonialism and imperialism, he was the founder of the state of Rhodesia, which was named after him.




Cecil John Rhodes, Cape Town Statues

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The Delville Wood Memorial

The memorial was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and sculptured by Alfred Turner. It consists of a flint and stone screen either side of an archway, with a shelter at each end of the screen.

On top of the arch is Turner's bronze statue of two men and a war horse.
The two male figures, symbolising Castor and Pollux, represent the two white races of South Africa(British and Afrikaans).




Delville Wood Memorial, Cape Town Statues

Jan Christiaan Smuts

Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts, OM, CH, ED, KC, FRS (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher.

In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948.

He served in the First World War and as a British field marshal in the Second World War.




Jan Christiaan Smuts, Cape Town Statues

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Sir George Grey

Sir George Grey, KCB (14 April 1812 – 19 September 1898) was a soldier, explorer, Governor of South Australia, twice Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Cape Colony (South Africa), the 11th Premier of New Zealand and a writer.

(Phew, what a busy man!)




Sir George Grey, Cape Town Statues

Henry Timson Lukin

Major-General Sir Henry Timson Lukin KCB CMG DSO (24 May 1860 Fulham, England - 15 December 1925 Muizenberg), was a South African military commander.

He fought in the Zulu War (1879) and the Basutoland Gun War (1880-1881), the Bechuanaland Campaign (1897), and the Anglo-Boer War when he was in command of the artillery during the defence of Wepener for which action he was awarded a DSO.

He commanded a formation in the German South West Africa Campaign (1914-1915), and commanded the 1st South African Infantry Brigade of the South African Overseas Expeditionary Force in Egypt (1916) and France (1916) at Delville Wood before being promoted to a divisional command in the British Army.




Henry Timson Lukin, Cape Town Statues

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He was knighted for his war service, and retired in 1919.


Jan van Riebeeck

Van Riebeeck was Commander of the Cape from 1652 to 1662.
He was charged with building a fort, with improving the natural anchorage at Table Bay, planting fruit and vegetables and obtaining livestock from the indigenous Khoi people.

In the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden there is a wild almond hedge still surviving, that was planted on his orders as a barrier.




Jan Van Riebeeck, Cape Town Statues

Maria de la Queillerrie

Maria was the wife of Jan van Riebeeck, the first commander of the settlement at the Cape.




Maria de la Queillerie, Cape Town Statues

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