Maria Catharina Adriana Joubert (c.1900 - 1901)

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Death: Died in South Africa
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About Maria Catharina Adriana Joubert

Middelburg Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Miss Maria Catharina Adriana Joubert

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Middelburg RC

Age died: 9 months

Died in camp? Yes

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 86769

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 8 months

Date arrival: 26/07/1901

Date departure: Aug 1901

Reason departure: Death

Tent number: I 1461

Farm History

Name: Kliprivier

District: Middelburg

Relationships

Miss Maria Catharina Adriana Joubert is the daughter of Mrs Gerhardus Jozua Joubert

Sources

Title: RS 26 Transvaal DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: 26

Origin: Goldman

Notes: p.180

Title: DBC 84 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 84

Notes: p. 188

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Maria Catharina Adriana Joubert's Timeline

1900
December 26, 1900
1901
August, 1901
South Africa
1901
- 1902
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/

1901
South Africa