Gideon Scheepers Monument
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The cache is located on the hill side just behind the small monument erected by the Graaff Reinet Afrikaans Cultural Society which is dedicated to Gideo Scheepers, a Commandant executed by the British on 18 January 1902.
Gideon Scheepers was born in the Transvaal, and at 16 joined the Staats Artillerie. During the South African war he wrecked trains, and burned farms of those that were unsympathetic to the Boer cause. The British captured him, and tried him in a military court where he was found guilty of more then 30 charges. He was executed by a British firing squad at the age of 23.
The rocks and stainless steel needle have symbolic meaning. More info on information board next to the monument.
The cache container is a large pill box with a log book, and small pencil. (No sharpener).
Small note on cache maintenance: Relatives in the town of Graaff Reinet will look after the cache for us.
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