Gertruida Catharina Fourie (c.1863 - 1938)

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Nicknames: "Gertruida Catharina Joubert"
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Death: Died
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About Gertruida Catharina Fourie

Kimberley Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Mrs Francois Jacobus Joubert

Other Names: Gertruida Catherina

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: married

Nationality: Free State

Occupation: bywoner

Registration as head of family: Yes

Unique ID: 75084

Camp History

Name: Kimberley RC

Age arrival: 38

Date arrival: 16/07/1901

Date departure: 05/07/1902

Reason departure: discharged

Stock into camp: no

Stock out of camp: no

Tent number: 3445

Farm History

Name: Mingeacht

District: Jacobsdal

Status of Husband

Type: on commando

Relationships

Mrs Francois Jacobus Joubert (Gertruida Catherina)

is the mother of Master Francois Jacobus Joubert

is the mother of Miss Gertruida Catherina Joubert

is the mother of Master Johannes Christoffel Joubert

is the mother of Miss Magdalena Johanna Joubert

is the mother of Miss Maria Magdalena Joubert

is the mother of Master Pieter Hendrik Johannes Joubert

Sources

Title: SRC 83 Kimberley CR

Type: Camp register

Location: Free State Archives Repository

Reference No.: SRC 83

Notes: p.078a

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Gertruida Catharina Fourie's Timeline

1863
1863
1889
1889
Age 26
1891
1891
Age 28
1892
1892
Age 29
1894
1894
Age 31
1895
1895
Age 32
1898
1898
Age 35
1900
1900
- 1902
Age 37
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/

1938
1938
Age 75
1938
Age 75