Hester Magdalena Jacoba Olivier

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Hester Magdalena Jacoba Joubert (Olivier)

Also Known As: "Mrs Pieter Gabriel Joubert"
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Wife of Pieter Gabriel Joubert
Mother of Gert Cornelis Joubert; Catharina Jacoba Joubert; Hester Magdalena Jacoba Joubert; Susara Susanna Joubert and Gideon Jacobus Joubert

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About Hester Magdalena Jacoba Olivier

Middelburg Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Mrs Pieter Gabriel 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: 86651

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 26

Date arrival: 25/06/1901

Date departure: 05/09/1902

Destination: Left for farm

Tent number: 838/ Block B

Farm History

Name: Ferreira

District: New Scotland

Notes: own a portion

Status of Husband

Type: POW

Notes: Age: 64 - Farmer


Mrs Pieter Gabriel Joubert

is the mother of Miss Catharina Jacoba Joubert

is the mother of Miss Hester Magdalena Jacoba Joubert

is the mother of Miss Susara Susanna Joubert (Susarra Johanna)

is the mother of Master Gert Cornelis Joubert


Title: DBC 84 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 84

Notes: p. 182

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Hester Magdalena Jacoba Olivier's Timeline

October 6, 1891
Age 16
Ermelo, South Africa
May 21, 1894
Age 19
Amsterdam, South Africa
September 14, 1897
Age 22
South Africa
Age 24
- 1902
Age 26
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.


Age 31
South Africa
Age 68