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Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) BLOEMFONTEIN Native Camp

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Camp Details

  • Name:Bloemfontein Native Refugee Camp (NRC)
  • Type:black
  • Date open:01/03/1901
  • Date open (general):Before March 1901
  • Date closed (general):22/11/1902
  • Rations: 15/2/1901: For native refugees: Natives over 12 years of age: Daily: 1½ lbs either mealies, K/corn, unsifted meal or mealie meal; ¼ oz salt; Weekly: 1 lb fresh or tinned meat; ½ coffee; 2 oz sugar - all but the corn to cost 4½d per ration. See Asam
  • Unique ID:18

They lived to go home

'They Died

  • B
  • Befelbout, Low (2) 12/4/1901-12/4/1901
  • C
  • Cetewayo Ompie (1) 9/4/1901-1/4/1909 Died of Diarrhoea
  • Combrinck, Leobao (2) 10/4/1901-10/4/1901 Died of Phneumonia
  • Combrinck, Ou Mikie, Mrs (74) 6/5/1901/6/5/1901 Heart Failure


  • B
  • Bidwell, Charles Hugh(Dr.) Staff.
  • 6/6/1901-6/6/1901
  • Notes:Asked to attend Bloemfontein NRC while Dr Freidman was away, paid 10/- pd day and making one visit pd.
  • F
  • Friedman, Dr.
  • Camp occupation:Doctor
  • Notes:Salary: £185 pa and 4/- pd horse allowance

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