David Goldblatt
This monument commemorates the encampment here of Griqua leader, Adam Kok III, and his people who, having abandoned their settlements and capital at Philippolis, in what is now the Free State, trekked for two years across the Maluti and Drakensberg Mountains, arrived here in 1863 and established their new capital, Kokstad. They did this to escape encroaching Boers and annexing British. Their new home, Griqualand East, was annexed by Britain in 1876.

Mount Currie, Kokstad, 4 May 2007

Archival pigment ink digitally printed on cotton rag paper
Paper size: 112 x 137.5cm
Image size: 99 x 127cm
Edition of 10

2007 Michael Stevenson. All rights reserved.