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About Cornelis Ignatius Michael Joubert

Middelburg Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Mr Cornelis Joubert

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: male

Race: white

Marital status: married

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as head of family: Yes

Unique ID: 81773

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Date arrival: 25/04/1901

Tent number: I 690

Farm History

Name: Doornkop

District: Middelburg


Type: Took Oath of Allegiance

Notes: 14 Jul 1902


Mr Cornelis Joubert

is the husband of Mrs Cornelis Joubert

is the father of Master Johannes Nicolas Joubert

is the father of Master Cornelis Ignatius Joubert

is the father of Master baby Joubert

is the father of Miss Maria Elizabeth Joubert

is the father of Miss Elizabeth Joubert

is the father of Miss Cornelia Hendrika Regina Joubert (Cornelia Hendrina Regina)


Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 116

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Cornelis Ignatius Michael Joubert's Timeline

May 12, 1867
October 6, 1867
South Africa
February 25, 1888
Age 20
July 8, 1889
Age 22
August 21, 1892
Age 25
January 13, 1894
Age 26
Age 30
Age 32
Age 33
- 1902
Age 33
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.