"The monument was called the Vroue-monument"


National Women's Memorial
Creative Commons AttributionNational Women's Memorial - Credit: alun w

This 37m (120ft) obelisk on the south side of Bloemfontein commemorates the 26,000 women and children who died in British concentration camps during the Boer war, as well as the other woman and children who succumbed elsewhere between 1899 – 1902.


In the base of the monument is an urn containing the ashes of Emily Hobhouse, the British woman who campaigned for better treatment of internees.  It was unveiled on 16 December 1923.