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Mrs Gideon Jacobus Johannes Joubert

Also Known As: "Mrs Gideon Jacobus Johannes Joubert"
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Wife of Gideon Jacobus Johannes Joubert
Mother of Jan Daniel Francois Joubert and Jacobus Nicolaas Joubert

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About Mrs Gideon Jacobus Johannes Joubert

Middelburg Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Mrs Gideon Jacobus Johannes 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: 86762

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 36

Date arrival: 19/07/1901

Date departure: 02/10/1901

Destination: Merebank, Natal

Tent number: Ten 198/ Ermelo Camp

Farm History

Name: Welverdiend

District: Middelburg

Status of Husband

Type: On commando

Notes: Age: 36 - Farmer


Mrs Gideon Jacobus Johannes Joubert

is the Mother of Master Jan Daniel Francois Joubert

is the Mother of Master Jacobus Nicolas 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 Gideon Jacobus Johannes Joubert's Timeline

Age 32
Age 34
- 1902
Age 35
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.