Susara Susanna Joubert (c.1899 - 1901)

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Death: Died in South Africa
Managed by: Lea Herbst
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Immediate Family

About Susara Susanna Joubert

Middelburg Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Miss Susara Susanna Joubert

Other Names: Susarra Johanna

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Middelburg RC

Age died: 2 years 5 days

Died in camp? Yes

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Registration as child: Yes

Unique ID: 86654

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 2

Date arrival: 25/06/1901

Date departure: 28/10/1901

Reason departure: Death

Tent number: 838/ Block B

Farm History

Name: Joubert family

Town: Ermelo

Name: Ferreira

District: New Scotland


Miss Susara Susanna Joubert (Susarra Johanna) is the daughter of Mrs Pieter Gabriel Joubert


Title: RS 26 Transvaal DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: 26

Origin: Goldman

Notes: p.179

Title: DBC 84 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 84

Notes: p. 182

Title: DBC 85 Middelburg DL

Type: Burial lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 85

Notes: 6_278

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Susara Susanna Joubert's Timeline

October 28, 1901
Age 2
South Africa
- 1902
Age 2
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.

Age 2
South Africa