Zacharias Francois Joubert (c.1885 - 1901)

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Birthplace: Klipfontein, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Death: Died in South Africa
Cause of death: Phneumonia
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About Zacharias Francois Joubert

Kroonstad Refugee Camp

Personal Details

Name: Mr Zacharias Francois Joubert (Incorrect, she was female), see her proper death notice.

Born in camp? No

Place of death: Kroonstad RC

Age died: 16 years

Died in camp? Yes

Cause of death: pneumonia

Gender: female

Race: white

Marital status: single

Nationality: Free State

Unique ID: 26672

Camp History

Name: Kroonstad RC

Farm History

Name: Paradys

District: Kroonstad

Sources

Title: RS 29 ORC DL

Type: Death lists

Location: National Archives, Pretoria

Reference No.: RS 29

Origin: Goldman

Notes: p.140

Title: Government Gazette of the Orange River Colony

Location:

Notes: 23/8/1901, p.426

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Zacharias Francois Joubert's Timeline

1885
1885
South Africa
1900
1900
- 1902
Age 15
South Africa

The camps were formed by the British army to house the residents of the two Boer republics of the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. They were established towards the end of 1900, after Britain had invaded the Boer republics. This database was designed to investigate mortality and morbidity in the camps during the war. Although it will include everyone listed in the registers during the war, it usually excludes returning prisoners-of-war and men who came back from commando at the end of the war, as well as the considerable movement of people which took place after 31 May 1902, when families were repatriated to their homes.

Kroonstad was surely one of the most unattractive camps in the entire system. When Lucy Deane of the Ladies Committee visited the town in October 1901, she thought it a hideous place. In fact, she added, it wasn’t a ‘place’, merely a railway centre and storage depot for military supplies, with ‘acres of bags of meal etc. covered with sail-cloth’. ‘The rest is wide dusty tracks with spotty Camps of various “Corps” of sorts, a tent Hospital, tin shanties, a few seedy Bungalows and Wesleyan-Church-looking place, a Native location built entirely out of tin biscuit boxes flattened out and rivetted together, the whole enveloped in a permanent cloud of dust made worse by the incessant galloping to and fro of men on horse-back’. She was not the only one to form such an unfavourable impression of the town, for a reporter from the Bloemfontein Post admitted that the dust was unbearable and the native location was the most extraordinary he had seen, constructed largely of paraffin tins.1 But the position of Kroonstad as a railway and supply centre was to have a major impact on the camp, for such distribution points have always been important for the dissemination of disease. The troops, who lingered in Kroonstad for some time between the fall of Bloemfontein and the march on Pretoria, brought typhoid with them, while their followers, ranging from labourers to prostitutes, probably harboured other infectious diseases.

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

1901
August 13, 1901
Age 16
South Africa
1901
Age 16
South Africa