Christiaan Willem Joubert (1863 - d.)

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Occupation: Farmer
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About Christiaan Willem Joubert

f5 Andries Johannes * 3.2.1836 = Swellendam 5.5.1836 x Hester Susanna BROODRYK

g4 Christiaan Willem * 2.9.1863 = 31.1.1864

Middelburg Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Mr Christian Willem Joubert

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Nationality: Transvaal

Unique ID: 83994

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 37

Date arrival: 14/05/1901

Date departure: 11/07/1901

Destination: Barberton

Tent number: I 1046

Farm History

Name: Wilgekraal / Wilgerkraal

District: Lydenburg

Sources

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 211

Baberton Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Mr Christian Willem Joubert

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: married

Nationality: Transvaal

Occupation: farmer

Registration as head of family: Yes

Unique ID: 111389

Camp History

Name: Barberton RC

Age arrival: 37

Date arrival: 15/07/1901

Date departure: 06/08/1902

Destination: Nooitgedacht

Tent number: 507 G/9.10

Farm History

Name: Joubert family

Town: Lydenburg

Status

Notes: Surrendered Wilgekraal 3 Sep 1900 Sent to Cape Town, Ladysmith and Middleburg

Relationships

Mr Christian Willem Joubert

is the Husband of Mrs Aletta Catherina Joubert

is the Father of Miss Hester Susanna Joubert

is the Father of Master Andries Johannes Joubert

is the Father of Master Cornelius Petrus Joubert

Sources

Title: DBC 54 Barberton CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 54

Notes: p.179

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Christiaan Willem Joubert's Timeline

1863
September 2, 1863
1864
January 31, 1864
South Africa
1888
October 4, 1888
Age 25
1892
August 27, 1892
Age 28
1897
1897
Age 33
1901
February 1, 1901
- July 5, 1902
Age 37

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.

Barberton camp was opened at the beginning of February 1901 but it grew slowly. By the end of August 1901 it only had about 2,000 inmates, small by the standards of most camps. It was situated to the south-west of the town on high ground. Both Dr Kendal Franks and the Ladies Committee were very taken with the lovely setting, surrounded by high hills, close to the Swaziland border. B. Graumann, who was superintendent throughout the war, sent in terse reports so it is often difficult to glean much about the life of the camp. He appears to have been an efficient man, however, and he was much praised by Kendal Franks, when he visited the camp in August 1901. The camp was beautifully pitched, the tents laid out with the utmost regularity (which always impressed the British authorities) and there was a general appearance of order and cleanliness. At the beginning of August there was an influx of over 1,000 Boers and a second camp was established in the local agricultural showgrounds.

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

1901
- 1902
Age 37
South Africa

Middelburg camp presents a problem in trying to understand why so many people died in the camps. It was the largest camp in the Transvaal system, reaching over 7,000 inmates at one point, and the reports of Dr Kendal Franks and the Ladies Committee suggest that it was very badly run. Dr Franks was critical of the layout of the camp and complained that the administration was ‘lax’, while the Ladies Committee thought it ‘one of the most unsatisfactory we have seen’.1 An intake of over 3,000 in May 1901 brought in desperately impoverished and debilitated people, which precipitated disease. By all these criteria the mortality in Middelburg ought to have been amongst the worst in the system, yet this was not the case, as a comparison with Mafeking camp shows. Indeed, apart from the May peak (a pattern which appeared in almost all the camps) mortality was little worse than the camp average, which was a record few camps achieved.

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

1905
June 10, 1905
Age 41
1908
March 17, 1908
Age 44
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