Maria Elizabetha Joubert (1895 - 1901)

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Death: Died in South Africa
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About Maria Elizabetha Joubert

Balmoral Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Miss Maria Elizabeth Joubert

Other Names: Maria Elizabetha

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Balmoral RC

Died in camp? Yes

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 81688

Camp History

Name: Balmoral RC

Age arrival: 6

Date arrival: 03/08/1901

Date departure: 27/10/1901

Reason departure: death

Tent number: 116

Notes: RT 116

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 6

Date arrival: 14/05/1901

Date departure: 03/08/1901

Reason departure: transferred

Destination: Balmoral RC

Tent number: II 435

Farm History

Name: Elandsfontein

District: Piet Retief

Relationships

Miss Maria Elizabeth Joubert (Maria Elizabetha)

is the daughter of Mrs Christoffel Johannes Joubert

Sources

Title: RS 26 Transvaal DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: 26

Origin: Goldman

Notes: p.178

Title: DBC 46 Balmoral CR

Type: Index camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 46

Notes: J 01

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 112

Title: DBC 47 Balmoral CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 47

Notes: 0116

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Maria Elizabetha Joubert's Timeline

1895
July 20, 1895
1900
1900
- 1902
Age 4
South Africa

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.

Balmoral camp was established relatively late, on 25 July 1901, coming into use a week later – a remarkably short time in which to set up a camp. It was created to take the overflow from the Middelburg and Belfast camps and was divided into the districts from which most of the inmates came – Balmoral, Lydenburg and, later, Ermelo. The move from Middelburg had been precipitated by the poor health in that very large camp and the people arrived unwell. Later arrivals included fugitives from the Bronkhorstspruit district, who were starving and exhausted. By November 1901 they were coming in from the Lydenburg and Barberton districts, in a very bedraggled state, it was noted, because they had been out on the veld for some time. Although by the end of 1901 Kitchener had ordered that no more families should be sent to the camps, his instructions were often ignored and some continued to trickle in. On 27 April 1902 125 people arrived, half of them men, in a pitiful state. ‘They were literally in rags and it was hard to discern the original material of the men’s clothing. When compared with the inmates of the camp they looked a very unkempt lot’, the superintendent noted.

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

1901
October 27, 1901
Age 6
South Africa
1901
Age 5
South Africa