Maria Magdalena Jacobs

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Maria Magdalena Jacobs

Also Known As: "Mrs Maria Magdalena Joubert"
Death: Died
Place of Burial: South Africa
Immediate Family:

Wife of Izak Jacob Joubert, a1b9c9d4e5f7
Mother of Anna Hendrina Catharina Joubert; Catharina Elizabeth Gertruida Joubert; Helga Magdalena Joubert; Susanna Johanna Joubert and Baby Joubert

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About Maria Magdalena Jacobs

Kimberley Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Mrs Maria Magdalena Joubert

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: married

Nationality: Free State

Unique ID: 75010

Camp History

Name: Kimberley RC

Age arrival: 43

Date arrival: 16/07/1901

Date departure: 11/07/1902

Reason departure: discharged

Tent number: 1894, 3498

Farm History

Name: Welgeval

District: Jacobsdal


Mrs Maria Magdalena Joubert is the wife of Mr Isaac Jacob Joubert


Title: SRC 83 Kimberley CR

Type: Camp register

Location: Free State Archives Repository

Reference No.: SRC 83

Notes: p.075a

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Maria Magdalena Jacobs's Timeline

July 20, 1858
Age 28
July 22, 1889
Age 31
Age 33
Age 36
Age 38
- 1902
Age 41
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.

April 28, 1902
Age 43
South Africa
May 11, 1938
Age 79
Age 79
South Africa