Wilhelmina Jacoba Joubert (c.1885 - d.)

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Nicknames: "Wilhelmina Jacoba Coetzee"
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Death: (Date and location unknown)
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About Wilhelmina Jacoba Joubert

Middelburg Refugee Camp 1901 – 1902

Personal Details

Name: Miss Wilhelmina Jacoba Joubert

Other Names: Wilhelmina Jacob

Born in camp? No

Died in camp? No

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Transvaal

Unique ID: 79459

Camp History

Name: Middelburg RC

Age arrival: 16

Date arrival: 09/10/1900

Date departure: 12/07/1901

Reason departure: transferred

Destination: Belfast RC

Tent number: I

Name: Belfast RC

Age arrival: 16

Date arrival: 24/07/1901

Reason departure: transferred

Destination: Merebank RC

Tent number: 325

Farm History

Name: Joubert family

Town: Belfast

Relationships

Miss Wilhelmina Jacoba Joubert (Wilhelmina Jacob) is the daughter of Mr Willem Jacobus Joubert (William Jacobus)

Sources

Title: DBC 83 Middelburg CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: DBC 83

Notes: p. 5

Title: DBC 57 Belfast CR

Type: Camp register

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Notes: p.054

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Wilhelmina Jacoba Joubert's Timeline

1885
1885
1901
1901
- 1902
Age 16
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.

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

1904
June 22, 1904
Age 19
South Africa
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