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Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) KABUSIE Kamp/Camp

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Kabusie

People in Camp

958

People who died in camp

6


Kabusie was one of the camps established in the Cape Colony to take the overflow of people from the ORC camps. [For more details see East London.] Kabusie was located on the railway line, close to the Kabusie River, about 3 ½ miles from Stutterheim. Inspector Tonkin regarded the site as pleasant and healthy. Kabusie camp seems to have been started only in May 1902, with Captain W.J.W. Brackenbury as superintendent. The first arrivals came from Bethulie and were accommodated in iron huts rather than tents, although wattle and daub huts were also built. New arrivals continued to be transferred there after the end of the war, with 400 arriving there from Kroonstad early in June 1902. In total there were probably under 2,000 inmates at the peak.


On the whole the camp appears to have been well run. It had been lavishly constructed in comparison with the ORC camps and there was little illness. Captain Brackenbury encountered some resistance when he attempted to pay the men 9d a day, less than the usual rate of 1s a day, but he was soon instructed to revert to the larger amount.


By September the closure of the camp was underway, with the inmates returning to the ORC. By the end of October there were only 116 people left and the camp was finally closed on 2 December http://www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Kabusie/

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They Survived

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  • Barnard, Mev Jacoba Sophia (36) Husband Johan Hendrikckus died in Bethulie camp
  • Camp History:Unique ID no 89279 Bethulie RC 13/06/1901 -15/05/1902 transferred to Kabusie RC 16/05/1902-23/08/1902 Reason departure:returned home
  • Destination:George River, Albert Road
  • Farm History:Boschmansfontein, Fauresmith.
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  • Mrs Helena van Jaarsveld (48)
  • Camp history: Unique ID: 122698 19/08/1902 - 23/09/1902
  • Reason departure:transferred Heilbron RC 27/9/1902
  • Farm history: Vergenoeg, Heilbron
  • Adriaan van Jaarsveld (13) son of Mrs Helena van Jaarsveld (48)
  • Camp history: Unique ID: 122770 19/08/1902 - 23/09/1902
  • Reason departure:transferred Heilbron RC 27/9/1902
  • Farm history: Vergenoeg, Heilbron
  • Eliza van Jaarsveld (20) daughter of Mrs Helena van Jaarsveld (48)
  • Camp history: Unique ID: 122669 19/08/1902 - 23/09/1902
  • Reason departure:transferred Heilbron RC 27/9/1902
  • Farm history: Vergenoeg, Heilbron

They died in camp

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  • Grobbelaar, Johannes William 22 years 9 months 3 days
  • Cause of death:pneumonia & cardiac failure
  • Nationality:Free State Unique ID:25588
  • Camp History:Kabusie RC
  • Farm History:Devaal,Vredefort Road

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