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Mrs Gerhardus Jozua Joubert

Also Known As: "Mrs Gerhardus Jozua Joubert"
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Wife of Gerhardus Josua Joubert
Mother of Maria Catharina Adriana Joubert

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About Mrs Gerhardus Jozua Joubert

Middelburg Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Mrs Gerhardus Jozua 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: 86768

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 19

Date arrival: 26/07/1901

Tent number: I 1461

Farm History

Name: Kliprivier

District: Middelburg

Name: Langdraai

District: Middelburg

Status of Husband

Type: On commando

Notes: Age: 23 - Farmer


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


Title: DBC 84 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 84

Notes: p. 188

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Mrs Gerhardus Jozua Joubert's Timeline

December 26, 1900
Age 18
- 1902
Age 19
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.