First Anglo-Boer War

Monday, 20 December, 1880

The Transvaal Declaration of Independence was proclaimed at Paardekraal (Krugersdorp) by the Boers leaders Kruger, Joubert and Pretorious on 16 December 1860 and within days attacks on the British began. The Boers attacked the British (94th Regiment) at Bronkhorstspruit on 20 December and later invaded the British colony of Natal. The First Anglo-Boer War, or Transvaal War, continued until 23 March 1881 but was not a war in the general sense as the Boers did not have an army as such and the conflict was between minor forces over a short period.