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

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  • Gert Alberts Joubert (c.1887 - d.)
    Johannesburg Refugee Camp 1900 – 1902 Personal Details Name: Master Gert Alberts Joubert Born in camp? No Died in camp? No Gender: male Race: white Marital status: single Nationa...
  • Susanna Joubert (c.1898 - d.)
    Johannesburg Refugee Camp 1900 – 1902 Personal Details Name: Miss Susannah Joubert Born in camp? No Died in camp? No Gender: female Race: white Marital status: single Nationality...
  • Anna Maria Helena Joubert (c.1900 - d.)
    Johannesburg Refugee Camp 1900 – 1902 Personal Details Name: Miss Anna Joubert Born in camp? No Died in camp? No Gender: female Race: white Marital status: single Nationality: Tr...
  • Maria Elizabeth Joubert (c.1899 - d.)
    Johannesburg Refugee Camp 1900 – 1902 Personal Details Name: Miss Maria Joubert Born in camp? No Died in camp? No Gender: female Race: white Marital status: single Nationality: T...
  • Jozua Jeremia Joubert (1896 - d.)
    Johannesburg Refugee Camp 1900 – 1902 Personal Details Name: Master Joshua Joubert Born in camp? No Died in camp? No Gender: male Race: white Marital status: single Nationality: ...

Johannesburg

Persons who survived in the camp

6827

Persons who died in the camp

505


History

Johannesburg was an unusual camp in that it was the only urban camp in the entire system. Like Pretoria, from the start of the war Johannesburg had large numbers of refugees who needed help, and these increased when the British arrived. While many people were housed in the homes of the Uitlanders who had left for the coast, some kind of camp probably came into being fairly early, certainly by December 1900. At the end of December 1900, writing to Lady Hobhouse, Emily Hobhouse noted that there were rumours of ‘some sort of prison camps’ in Johannesburg with 4,000 women and children. With its mines and compounds, the town appeared to have plenty of accommodation and, in the early days, some women were housed in the men’s quarters at Robinson’s Deep and Village Deep.1 In the end, however, the camp was located at Turffontein – the Johannesburg racecourse – where the people lived in the grandstands. While they may have been relatively waterproof, the stands were not ideal, being dark and stuffy, and it was not long before the superintendent was recommending bell tents for the inmates. In the meantime, some sheds were built while other people were housed in nearby suburbs, making administration very difficult. Nevertheless, the Ladies Committee was pleasantly impressed by Johannesburg camp when they visited it in September 1901, describing it as being in a ‘charming situation’. They were particularly struck by the quality of the accommodation which they considered better than in any other camp they had visited, and they regarded the superintendent as thoughtful and efficient. Dr Franks, visiting earlier in July 1901, commented that ‘If every burgher camp be as well managed as this one there is very small ground for complaint’.2


The earliest superintendent, Captain Snowden, had been replaced by A.A. Noble when the camp passed into civilian administration in 1901. Noble had a particularly arduous task for he was also responsible for the town refugees on poor relief. Nevertheless, he appears to have been one of the most competent of the camp superintendents. The camp was run, not only efficiently, but with compassion and the Ladies Committee commented that the people greeted Noble with a ‘pleasant smile’ wherever he went.3 Unfortunately the camp reports he wrote were, in general, brief and terse, dealing largely with administrative matters, so it is difficult to get much sense of life in Johannesburg camp http://www2.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/bccd/Histories/Johannesburg/

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They Survived

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  • Camp History: 11/07/1901 -08/08/1902 Transferred to Middelburg RC

Farm/Family history:Aaingevayce, District:Bethal or Heidelberg

  • Nora Eluesta Hinchcliffe, (18) Sister of Ena Lilian Hinchcliff
  • Unique ID No: 134792 Tent G48 / 1778
  • Camp History: 11/07/1901 -08/08/1902 Transferred to Middelburg RC

Farm/Family history:Aaingevayce, District:Bethal or Heidelberg

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  • Jansen, Mev Susanna Elizabeth ( 54) Husband William Schlk Jacobus Jansen is on commando.
  • Camp History: 9/7/1901- 16/10/1901 Johannesburg Unique ID NO 134635 Tent RT1738 TJ 43 with 6 children
  • Transferred to Howick 16/10/1901 -19/9/1902 Tent RT 705
  • Transferred to Balmoral 19/9/1902 to return home
  • Frm history: Dorstfontein,Bethal & Dorstfontein, Middelburg. 2Houses on farm.
  • Jansen, Willem Schalk Jansen (13) s.o. Willem Schalk and Susanna Elizabeth Jansen.
  • Camp History: 9/7/1901- 16/10/1901 Johannesburg Unique ID NO 134635 Tent RT1738 TJ 43
  • Transferred to Howick 16/10/1901 -19/9/1902 Tent RT 705
  • Transferred to Balmoral 19/9/1902 to return home
  • Farm history: Dorstfontein,Bethal & Dorstfontein, Middelburg. 2Houses on farm.
  • Jansen Stoffel Jacobus (9) S.o.Willem Schalk and Susanna Elizabeth Jansen.
  • Camp History: 9/7/1901- 16/10/1901 Johannesburg Unique ID NO 134635 Tent RT1738 TJ 43.
  • Transferred to Howick 16/10/1901 -19/9/1902 Tent RT 705
  • Transferred to Balmoral 19/9/1902 to return home
  • Farm history: Dorstfontein,Bethal & Dorstfontein, Middelburg. 2Houses on farm.
  • Jansen, Elizabeth Maria (20) D.o.Willem Schalk and Susanna Elizabeth Jansen.
  • Camp History: 9/7/1901- 16/10/1901 Johannesburg Unique ID NO 134635 Tent RT1738 TJ 43.
  • Transferred to Howick 16/10/1901 -19/9/1902 Tent RT 705
  • Transferred to Balmoral 19/9/1902 to return home
  • Farm history: Dorstfontein,Bethal & Dorstfontein, Middelburg. 2Houses on farm.
  • Jansen Johanna Cecilia (16) D.o.Willem Schalk and Susanna Elizabeth Jansen.
  • Camp History: 9/7/1901- 16/10/1901 Johannesburg Unique ID NO 134635 Tent RT1738 TJ 43.
  • Transferred to Howick 16/10/1901 -19/9/1902 Tent RT 705
  • Transferred to Balmoral 19/9/1902 to return home
  • Farm history: Dorstfontein,Bethal & Dorstfontein, Middelburg. 2Houses on farm.
  • Jansen Maria Adriana (11) D.o.Willem Schalk and Susanna Elizabeth Jansen.
  • Camp History: 9/7/1901- 16/10/1901 Johannesburg Unique ID NO 134635 Tent RT1738 TJ 43.
  • Transferred to Howick 16/10/1901 -19/9/1902 Tent RT 705
  • Transferred to Balmoral 19/9/1902 to return home
  • Farm history: Dorstfontein,Bethal & Dorstfontein, Middelburg. 2Houses on farm
  • Jansen Aletta Susanna (1) D.o.Willem Schalk and Susanna Elizabeth Jansen.
  • Camp History: 9/7/1901- 16/10/1901 Johannesburg Unique ID NO 134635 Tent RT1738 TJ 43.
  • Transferred to Howick 16/10/1901 -19/9/1902 Tent RT 705
  • Transferred to Balmoral 19/9/1902 to return home
  • Farm history: Dorstfontein,Bethal & Dorstfontein, Middelburg. 2Houses on farm

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They died in the camp

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  • Botha Wiets Johannes (10) from Rietfontein Potchefstroom

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  • Cause of Death – Heart Disease

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