Anna Hester Francina van Niekerk (1863 - 1950)

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Nicknames: "Anna Hester Francina Joubert"
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Death: Died
Managed by: Lea Herbst
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About Anna Hester Francina van Niekerk

Kimberley Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Mrs Anna Hester Torinscina Joubert

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: widowed

Nationality: Free State

Occupation: bywoner

Registration as head of family: Yes

Unique ID: 75112

Camp History

Name: Kimberley RC

Age arrival: 37

Date arrival: 03/08/1901

Stock into camp: no

Stock out of camp: no

Tent number: 3912

Farm History

Name: Rietpan / Reitpan

District: Boshof

Status of Husband

Type: dead

Notes: Abraham Johannes

Relationships

Mrs Anna Hester Torinscina Joubert

is the mother of Miss Anna Hester Franscina Joubert

is the mother of Miss Elizabeth Susanna Joubert

is the mother of Master Gerrit Jacobus Joubert

is the mother of Mr Gideon Franscois Joubert

is the mother of Miss Helena Dorothea Joubert

is the mother of Miss Hendrina Cecilia Johanna Joubert

is the mother of Miss Stephina Anna Calrina Joubert

Sources

Title: SRC 83 Kimberley CR

Type: Camp register

Location: Free State Archives Repository

Reference No.: SRC 83

Notes: p.080a

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Anna Hester Francina van Niekerk's Timeline

1863
November 27, 1863
1883
October 19, 1883
Age 19
Kimberley, Diamandveld, Northern Cape, South Africa
1884
1884
Age 20
1885
1885
Age 21
1888
1888
Age 24
1890
1890
Age 26
1892
1892
Age 28
1894
1894
Age 30
1896
1896
Age 32
1900
1900
- 1902
Age 36
South Africa

Kimberley camp was located in the Cape Colony on the Cape-ORC border but formed part of the ORC system. As one of the besieged towns, Kimberley had suffered severely from the war and there was little sympathy in the town for the camp inmates, especially the families of the Cape rebels who were housed there. Kimberley was a flat, hot town, always short of water and notoriously unhealthy. The camp itself, located on de Beers property in Newton, on the outskirts of the town, was inches deep in loose, sandy soil.

Some kind of camp probably came into being in the early stages of the war for relief had to be found for destitute Boers from Griqualand West as early as December 1899. The formal camp, however, was set up by the town commandant on 4 January 1901 and run by Major Wright and the men of the Kimberley Regiment. Emily Hobhouse was contemptuous of Wright, a colonial volunteer rather than a regular soldier, whom she described as a ‘coarse, lazy, indifferent old man’ who did no work and left his son to run the camp. The result was a dirty, smelly camp where whooping cough and measles were rife and there was almost no medical attention. ‘Undesirable’ Cape rebel families, who were ‘not refugees in the true acceptance of the term’, were mixed with people from the Free State, the Transvaal and Bechuanaland.

http://www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Kimberley/