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Anna Hester Francina van Niekerk

Also Known As: "Anna Hester Francina Joubert"
Death: Died
Place of Burial: South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gerrit Jacobus Van Niekerk, b2c3d6e14 and Stephina Anna Catharina Van Niekerk
Wife of Abraham Johannes Joubert
Mother of Stephina Anna Catharina Joubert; Gideon Francois Joubert; Hendrina Cecilia Joubert; Anna Hester Joubert; Elizabeth Susanna Joubert and 2 others
Sister of Lourens Marthinus Van Niekerk; Helena Dorothea Kok; Stephina Anna Catharina Smith and Frederik Van Niekerk
Half sister of Gerrit Jacobus Van Niekerk and Theunis Johannes Pieter Van Niekerk

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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


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


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

November 27, 1863
October 19, 1883
Age 19
Kimberley, Diamandveld, Northern Cape, South Africa
Age 20
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Age 32
- 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.