Anna Maria Helena Alberts

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Anna Maria Helena Alberts

Also Known As: "Mrs Joshua Joubert"
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Wife of Jozua Jeremia Joubert
Mother of Gert Alberts Joubert; Cornelis Jacobus Joubert; Jozua Jeremia Joubert; Susanna Joubert; Maria Elizabeth Joubert and 1 other

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About Anna Maria Helena Alberts

Johannesburg Refugee Camp 1900 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Mrs Joshua Joubert

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: married

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as head of family: Yes

Unique ID: 133222

Camp History

Name: Johannesburg RC

Date arrival: 02/05/1901

Date departure: 07/05/1901

Date departure: 07/08/1901

Reason departure: illegible

Tent number: RT 1198

Farm History

Name: Waterfall / Waterval

District: Johannesburg


Mrs Joshua Joubert

is the mother of Miss Anna Joubert

is the mother of Miss Maria Joubert

is the sister of Master Gert Alberts Joubert

is the mother of Miss Susannah Joubert

is the mother of Master Joshua Joubert

is the mother of Master Jan Joubert


Title: DBC 71 Johannesburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: 71

Notes: p.099

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Anna Maria Helena Alberts's Timeline

September 28, 1895
April 4, 1896
- 1902
South Africa

The camps were formed by the British army to house the residents of the two Boer republics of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. They were established towards the end of 1900, after Britain had invaded the Boer republics. This database was designed to investigate mortality and morbidity in the camps during the war. Although it will include everyone listed in the registers during the war, it usually excludes returning prisoners-of-war and men who came back from commando at the end of the war, as well as the considerable movement of people which took place after 31 May 1902, when families were repatriated to their homes.

Johannesburg was an unusual camp in that it was the only urban camp in the entire system. Like Pretoria, from the start of the war Johannesburg had large numbers of refugees who needed help, and these increased when the British arrived. While many people were housed in the homes of the Uitlanders who had left for the coast, some kind of camp probably came into being fairly early, certainly by December 1900. At the end of December 1900, writing to Lady Hobhouse, Emily Hobhouse noted that there were rumours of ‘some sort of prison camps’ in Johannesburg with 4,000 women and children. With its mines and compounds, the town appeared to have plenty of accommodation and, in the early days, some women were housed in the men’s quarters at Robinson’s Deep and Village Deep.1 In the end, however, the camp was located at Turffontein – the Johannesburg racecourse – where the people lived in the grandstands. While they may have been relatively waterproof, the stands were not ideal, being dark and stuffy, and it was not long before the superintendent was recommending bell tents for the inmates. In the meantime, some sheds were built while other people were housed in nearby suburbs, making administration very difficult. Nevertheless, the Ladies Committee was pleasantly impressed by Johannesburg camp when they visited it in September 1901, describing it as being in a ‘charming situation’. They were particularly struck by the quality of the accommodation which they considered better than in any other camp they had visited, and they regarded the superintendent as thoughtful and efficient. Dr Franks, visiting earlier in July 1901, commented that ‘If every burgher camp be as well managed as this one there is very small ground for complaint’.