British Concentration Camps|
of the South African War
|The South African War|
These books provide a general introduction to the war and include something on the camps.
J.H. Breytenbach, Die Geskiedenis van die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog in Suid-Afrika, 1899-1902, 6 vols (Pretoria, Die Staatsdrukker, 1978-1996)
Erskine Childers (ed), The Times History of the War in South Africa, vol. 5 (London, Sampson Low, Marsten, 1907)
Greg Cuthbertson, Albert Grundlingh and Mary-Lynn Suttie (eds), Writing a Wider War. Rethinking Gender, Race, and Identity in the South African War,1899-1902 (Athens and Cape Town, Ohio University Press and David Philip, 2005)
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Great Boer War. A Two Year's Record, 1899-1902 (London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1901)
M.H. Grant, History of the War in South Africa, 1899–1902, vol. 4 (London, Hurst & Blackett, 1910)
Albert Grundlingh, The Dynamics of Treason. Boer Collaboration in the South African War of 1899-1902 (Pretoria, Protea Boekhuis, 2006)
Albert Grundlingh, Die Hendsoppers en Joiners. Die Rasionaal en Verskynsel van Verraad (Pretoria, HAUM, 1979)
Louis Grundlingh, ‘Another side to warfare: caring for white destitutes during the Anglo-Boer War (October 1899-May1900)’, New Contree, 45, (1999), pp.137-163.
Tabitha Jackson, The Boer War (London, Channel 4 Books, 1999)
Rayne Kruger, Goodbye Dolly Gray. A History of the Boer War (London, New English Library, 1957)
Bill Nasson, The South African War 1899-1902 (London, Arnold, 1999)
Thomas Pakenham, The Boer War (Johannesburg, Jonathan Ball, 1979)
L. March Phillipps, With Rimington (London, Edward Arnold, 1901)
Jan Ploeger, Die Lotgevalle van die Burgerlike Bevolking Gedurende die Ango-Boereoorlog, 1899-1902, 5 vols (Pretoria, Staatsargiefdenis, 1990)
Peter Warwick (ed.), The South African War. The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 (London, Longman, 1980)
H.W. Wilson, After Pretoria: the Guerilla War, vol. 2 (London, The Amalgamated Press, 1902)
Elizabeth van Heyningen, ‘ “Fools rush in”: Writing a history of the concentration camps of the South African War’, Historia, 55:2, (November 2010), pp. 12-33
Albert Blake, Boereverraaier. Teregstellings tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog (Cape Town, Tafelberg, 2010)
|There is an increasing interest in internment camps in the colonial period, usually established as military strategy during guerrilla war. As yet, little has been published but there are a few items which are useful.|
Arthur M. Davey, ‘The Reconcentrados of Cuba’, Historia, 5(3), (Sept 1960), pp. 193-205
Iain Smith and Andreas Stucki, ‘The colonial development of concentration camps (1895-1908)’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, forthcoming
John L. Tone, War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898 (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2006)
S.C. Miller, Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1982)
Jonathan Hyslop, ‘The invention of the concentration camp: Cuba, Southern Africa and the Philippines, 1896-1907’, South African Historical Journal, 63(2), June 2011, pp. 251-276.
|The camps have rarely been put into their local context. These works contribute to our wider understanding of the camps.|
J.G. Boje, ‘Winburg’s war. An appraisal of the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 as it was experienced by the people of a Free State district’ (PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, 2009).
Diana Cammack, The Rand at War 1899-1902. The Witwatersrand and the Anglo-Boer War (London, James Currey, 1990).
Willem Jacobus Pretorius, ‘Die Britse owerheid en die burgerlike bevolking van Heidelberg, Transvaal, gedurende die Anglo-Boereoorlog’ (DPhil thesis, University of Pretoria, 2008)
Ian Uys, Heidelbergers of the Boer War (Cape Town, The Author, 1981).
Johan M. Wasserman, ‘The Natal Afrikaner and the Anglo-Boer War’ (PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, 2004)
Johan M. Wasserman, ‘Natal Afrikaners as loyalists during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902)’, Natalia, 40, (December 2010), pp. 32-61.
Johan M. Wassermann and Brian Kearney (eds), A Warrior’s Gateway. Durban and the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902 (Pretoria, Protea Book House, 2002).
L. Wulfsohn, Rustenburg at War: the Story of Rustenburg and its Citizens in the First and Second Anglo-Boer Wars (Rustenburg, The Author, 1987).
John Boje and Fransjohan Pretorius, ‘Of gold and iron: collaborators in the Winburg District’, South African Historical Journal, 63(2), (June 2011), pp. 277-294
|The Concentration Camps|
|General works on the camps.|
Owen Coetzer, Fire in the sky: The Destruction of the Orange Free State 1899-1902 (Weltevreden Park, Covos-Day, 2000)
Napier Devitt, The Concentration Camps in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 (Pietermaritzburg, Shuter & Shooter, 1941)
P.A. Dry, ‘Concentration camps during the South African War (1899-1902) with particular reference to the Natal camps 1900-1902’ (BA (Hons) thesis, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 1990).
A.C. Martin, The Concentration Camps, 1900-1902: Facts, Figures and Fables (Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1957)
J.C. Otto, Die Konsentrasiekampe (Cape Town, Nasionale Boekhandel, 1954, republished Pretoria, Protea Boekhuis, 2005)
Fransjohan Pretorius (ed.), Scorched Earth (Cape Town, Human & Rousseau, 2001)
Fransjohan Pretorius (ed.), Verskroeide Aarde (Cape Town, Human & Rousseau, 2001)
A.W.G. Raath, Die Boerevrou, 1899-1902, vol. 2 Kampsmarte, (Bloemfontein, Volkskomitee vir die Herdenking van die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog, 2003)
Eliza Riedi, ‘Teaching empire: British and Dominions women teachers in the South African War concentration camps’, English Historical Review, CXX(489), (2005), pp. 1316-1333
S.B. Spies, Methods of Barbarism? Roberts and Kitchener and Civilians in the Boer Republics January 1900-May 1902 (Cape Town, Human & Rousseau, 1977)
S.B. Spies, ‘Women and the war’ in Warwick (ed.), The South African War, pp. 161-185
Ewald Steenkamp, Helkampe (Johannesburg, Voortrekkerpers, 1941)
S.J. Thomson, The Transvaal Burgher Camps (Allahabad, Pioneer Press, 1904)
Elizabeth van Heyningen, ‘‘The concentration camps of the South African (Anglo-Boer) War, 1899-1902’, History Compass, 6, (2008)
Fransjohan Pretorius, ‘The white concentration camps of the Anglo-Boer War: A debate without end’, Historia, 55:2, (November 2010), pp. 34-49
Ellen Ellis, Teachers for South Africa. New Zealand Women at the South African War Concentration Camps (Paekakariki, Hanorah Books, 2010)
[Stowell Kessler], Swart Konsentrasiekampe tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog (Bloemfontein, Oorlogsmuseum, 1996)
Stowell V. Kessler, ‘The black and coloured concentration camps’ in Pretorius (ed.), Scorched Earth, pp. 132-153.
Stowell V. Kessler, ‘The black and coloured concentration camps of the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902: shifting the paradigm from sole martyrdom to mutual suffering’, Historia, 44(1), (1999), pp. 110-147.
Stowell V. Kessler, The black concentration camps of the South African War, 1899-1902’ (PhD thesis, University of Cape Town, 2003)
J.S. Mohlamme, ‘African refugee camps in the Boer Republics’, in Pretorius (ed.), Scorched Earth, pp. 110-121.
B.E. Mongalo, and K.J. du Pisani, ‘Victims of a white man's war: blacks in concentration camps during the South African War (1899-1902)’, Historia, 44(1), (1999), pp. 148-82.
Liz Stanley, ‘Black labour and the concentration camp system of the South African War’, Journal for Contemporary History, 28, (2003), pp. 190-213.
Peter Warwick, Black People and the South African War 1899-1902 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1983), pp. 145-162
Peter Warwick, ‘Black people and the war’, in Warwick (ed.), The South African War, pp. 139-160
André Wessels and Annette Wohlberg, ‘Black people and race relations in the largest Anglo-Boer War concentration camp: Merebank, 1901-1902’, New Contree, 49, (2005), pp. 33-47.
|Individual Camp Histories|
Christiaan Frederik Beyers, Korte Geschiedenis van het Konsentrasie-kamp te Pietersburg, Zoutpansberg, en Naamlijst der 650 Vrouwen en Kinderen, aldaar Gestorven . . . (Pretoria, Volkstemdrukkerij, 1908)
J. Dreyer and J.C. Loock, ‘The Allemans and Brandfort camps and cemeteries’ in Pretorius (ed.), Scorched Earth, pp. 154-167.
Johannes Leon Hattingh, ‘Die Irenekonsentrasiekamp’, Archives Yearbook for South African History, 1, (1967), pp. 72-201.
J.A. Krugell, ‘Die Pietersburgse konsentrasiekamp’, (MA thesis, University of Potchefstroom, 1988).
A.D.L[ückhoff], Woman’s Endurance (Pretoria, Protea Boekhuis, 2006, orig. 1904)
A.W.G. Raath, Die Konsentrasiekamp te Springfontein Gedurende die Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899-1902 (Bloemfontein, Anglo-Boer War Museum, 1991).
A.W.G. Raath, Die Konsentrasiekamp te Vredefortweg Gedurende die Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899-1902 (Bloemfontein, Anglo-Boer War Museum, 1992).
A.W.G. Raath, Vroueleed: die Lotgevalle van die Vroue en Kinders Buite die Konsentrasiekampe 1899-1902 (Bloemfontein, Prisca Uitgewers, 1993).
Elizabeth van Heyningen, ‘Pietermaritzburg concentration camp’, Natalia, 40, (December 2010), pp. 62-76
Elria Wessels, ‘A cage without bars – the concentration camp in Bloemfontein’ in Pretorius (ed.), Scorched Earth, pp. 60-85.
J.J. Roodt, ‘Die Port Elizabethse Konsentrasiekamp’, (MA thesis, University of Port Elizabeth, 1990).
M.J. Swart and J.J. Roodt, ‘Die Port Elizabeth konsentrasiekamp, 1899-1902, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Kultuurgeskiedenis, 6(2), (1992), pp. 75-85.
Johanna van Warmelo-Brandt, Het Concentratie-Kamp van Iréne (Amsterdam, HAUM, 1905)
Johan M. Wassermann, The Eshowe Concentration and Surrendered Burghers Camp During the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) (Congella, Waterman Publishers, 1999).
Johan M. Wassermann, The Pinetown Concentration Camp during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) (Congella, Waterman Publishers, c.2000).
R. Wiid and Winnie West, Die Oranjerivierkampe Tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899-1902 (Pretoria, Protea Boekhuis, 2002)
Annette U. Wohlberg, ‘The Merebank Concentration Camp in Durban, 1901-1902’, (MA thesis, University of the Orange Free State, 2000)
Trudie Venter, Bethulie en die Anglo-Boereoorlog (Bethulie, The Author, 2011)
|Health and Disease in the Camps|
Bruce Fetter and Stowell Kessler, Stowell, ‘Scars from a childhood disease. Measles in the concentration camps during the Boer War’, Social Science History, 20, (1996), pp. 563-611.
Daniel Low-Beer, Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff, ‘Disease and death in the South African War: Changing disease patterns from soldiers to refugees’, Social History of Medicine, 17(2), (Aug 2004), pp. 223-245.
Elizabeth van Heyningen, ‘British doctors versus Boer women: clash of medical cultures’ in Pretorius (ed.), Scorched Earth, pp. 178-197
Elizabeth van Heyningen, ‘Medical history and Afrikaner society in the Boer republics at the end of the nineteenth century’, Kleio, 37, (2005), pp. 5-25
Elizabeth van Heyningen, ‘A tool for modernisation? The Boer concentration camps of the South African War, 1900-1902’, South African Journal of Science, 106(5/6)
Elizabeth van Heyningen, ‘Women and disease. The clash of medical cultures in the concentration camps of the South African War’ in Cuthbertson, et al. (eds.), Writing a Wider War, pp. 186-212
Charlotte Searle, A History of the Development of Nursing in South Africa, 1652-1960 (Cape Town, Struik, 1966)
|Emily Hobhouse and the Pro-Boers|
Jennifer Hobhouse Balme (ed.), To Love One's Enemies. The Work and Life of Emily Hobhouse Compiled from Letters and Writings, Newspaper Cuttings and Official Documents (Cobble Hill, Hobhouse Trust, 1994)
Arthur M. Davey, The British Pro-Boers 1877-1902 (Cape Town, Tafelberg, 1978).
John Fisher, That Miss Hobhouse (London, Secker & Warburg, 1971).
A. Ruth Fry, Emily Hobhouse: A Memoir (London, Jonathan Cape, 1929).
Hope Hay Hewison, Hedge of Wild Almonds. South Africa, the 'Pro-Boers' & the Quaker Conscience 1890-1910 (Portsmouth, Heinemann, 1989).
Emily H. Hobhouse, Appeal of Miss Hobhouse to Mr Brodrick, (London, South African Conciliation Committee, 1901).
The Brunt of the War and Where It Fell (London, Methuen, 1902)
The Concentration Camps. Mr Brodrick's Concessions and Miss Hobhouse's Comments Upon Them (London, Hobhouse Report Distribution Committee, ).
A Letter to the Committee of the South African Women and Children's Distress Fund (London, Argus, ).
To the Committee of the South African Distress Fund. Report of a Visit to the Camps of Women and Children in the Cape and Orange River Colonies (London, Frears, )
War Without Glamour; or, Women's War Experiences Written by Themselves, 1899-1902; Historical Records Collected and Translated by Emily Hobhouse (Bloemfontein, Nasionale Pers, 1924)
J.D. Kriel, ‘Emily Hobhouse en die naweë van die Anglo-Boereoorlog. 'n Studie van altruisme en pasifisme’, (PhD thesis, University of the Orange Free State, 1956).
Andrew J. McLeod, ‘Emily Hobhouse: her feet firmly on the ground’ in Pretorius (ed.), Scorched Earth, pp. 198-225.
B. Roberts, Those Bloody Women. Three Heroines of the Boer War (London, John Murray, 1991)
South African Conciliation Committee, Some Comments on the Report of the Ladies Commission on the Concentration Camps (London, South African Conciliation Committee, ).
Liz Stanley, “A strange thing is memory”: Emily Hobhouse, memory work, moral life and the “concentration system”’, South African Historical Journal, 52, (2005), pp. 60-81
A. Terblanche, Emily Hobhouse (Johannesburg, Afrikaanse Pers, 1948).
Rykie van Reenen (ed.), Emily Hobhouse. Boer War Letters (Cape Town, Human & Rousseau, 1984)
Rykie van Reenen, Heldin uit die Vreemde: die Verhaal van Emily Hobhouse (Cape Town, Tafelberg, 1970).
|British Government Blue Books and The Ladies Commission|
|The British Command Papers, commonly known as Blue Books from their covers, are collections of official papers presented to parliament. They contain much invaluable information and are standard reading on the camps, but readers should never forget that they are documents presented by the party in power and are intended to reflect well on their actions. A careful comparison of the camp Blue Books with the original documents demonstrates, however, that they were accurate and full, with remarkably little censorship. As far as they go, they can be used confidently.|
Cd 694, Returns of Numbers of Persons in the Camps of Refuge in South Africa, July 1901 (London, HMSO, 1901).
Cd 789, Further Returns of Numbers of Persons in the Camps of Refuge in South Africa, August, 1901 (London, HMSO, 1901).
Cd 793, Return of Numbers of Persons in the Concentration Camps in South African, September, 1901 (London, HMSO, 1901).
Cd 819, Reports, &c. on the Working of the Refugee Camps (London, HMSO, 1901)
Cd 853, Further Papers Relating to the Working of the Refugee Camps (London, HMSO, 1901).
Cd 893, Report on the Concentration Camps in South Africa, by the Committee of Ladies Appointed by the Secretary of State for War (London, HMSO, 1902)
Cd 902, Further Papers Relating to the Working of the Refugee Camps (London, HMSO, 1902).
Cd 934, Further Papers Relating to the Working of the Refugee Camps in South Africa (London, HMSO, 1902).
Cd 935, Statistics of the Refugee Camps in South Africa, 1902 (London, HMSO, 1902).
Cd 936, Further Papers Relating to the Working of the Refugee Camps in South Africa (London, HMSO, 1902).
Cd 939, Statistics of the Refugee Camps in South Africa (London, HMSO, 1902).
Cd 942, Statistics of the Refugee Camps in South Africa (London, HMSO, 1902).
Cd 979, Returns of Farm Buildings, &c., in Cape Colony and Natal, Destroyed by Boers (London, HMSO, 1902).
Katherine Brereton, ‘Life in the concentration camps’ Pall Mall Magazine, 27, (1902?), pp. 32-45
Millicent Garrett Fawcett, The Concentration Camps in South Africa’, The Westminster Gazette, (4 Jul 1901), pp.1-2.
Elaine Harrison, ‘Women members and witnesses on British Government ad hoc Committees of Inquiry 1850-1930, with special reference to Royal Commissions of Inquiry’ (PhD thesis, London School of Economics & Political Science, 1998)
Paula M. Krebs, Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empire. Public Discourse and the Boer War (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999)
A.W.G. Raath, The British Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. Reports on the Camps, (Bloemfontein, The War Museum, 1999)
|Unfortunately the research on Boer women is remarkably thin. The works listed below are directly related to the camps.|
Jackie Grobler, ‘Haat, vrees, afsku – boerevroue se houding teenoor swart mense soos weerspieël in dagboeke tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog, 1899-1902, en die nalatenskap daarvan’, Journal for Contemporary History, 27(2), pp. 31-44.
Leandré Hanekom and Elria Wessels, Woman, Thy Name is Valour. An Overview of the Role of Afrikaner and Uitlander-Women and Children inside and outside Anglo Boer War Concentration Camps 1899-1902 (Bloemfontein, Anglo Boer War Museum, 2000)
C. Landman, The Piety of Afrikaner Women: Diaries of Guilt, (Pretoria, University of South Africa, 1994)
Pets Marais, Die Vrou in die Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899-1902 (Pretoria, JP van der Walt, 1999)
J. Snyman, ‘The politics of memory: vestiges of trauma’, in C. van der Merwe, and R. Wolfswinkel (eds.) Telling Wounds. Narrative, Trauma & Memory – Working though the SA Armed Conflicts of the 20th Century (Stellenbosch, Van Schaik, 2002), pp. 37-47
|War is gendered, with military men dominating civilians, male and female, and the camps were complex gendered environments. This section contains a selection of works related to these issues.|
Helen Bradford, ‘Gentlemen and Boers: Afrikaner nationalism, gender, and colonial warfare in the South African War’, in Cuthbertson et al. (eds.), Writing a Wider War, pp. 37-66
Elsabé Brink, ‘Man-made women: gender, class and the ideology of the volksmoeder’, in C. Walker (ed.), Women and Gender in Southern Africa to 1945 (Cape Town, David Philip, 1990), pp. 273–292
Lou-Marie Kruger, ‘Gender, community and identity: Women and Afrikaner nationalism in the volksmoeder discourse of Die Boerevrou (1919–1931)’ (MA thesis, University of Cape Town, 1991)
Elizabeth van Heyningen, ‘The voices of women in the South African War’ South African Historical Journal, 41, (1999), pp. 22-43.
|These are amongst the best-known writings on the concentration camps. Liz Stanley and Helen Dampier have argued that many of the texts are highly politicised and inauthentic. There is much to be said for this viewpoint and the testimonies should not be taken at face value. As a rough rule of thumb, the closer to the war that they were published, the more reliable they are likely to be, both because of the later influence of Afrikaner nationalism and because memory is unreliable. It can also be argued, however, that some these texts are the products of trauma and they can also be considered in relation to other writings of this kind, for instance on the Holocaust or those of the Dutch women in Japanese camps.|
Henrietta Esther Carolina Armstrong, Camp Diary of Henrietta E.C. Armstrong. Experiences of a Boer Nurse in the Irene Concentration Camp, 6 April-11 October 1901, ed by Thariza van Rensburg (Pretoria, HSRC, 1980)
A.M. Badenhorst, Tant' Alie of Transvaal, her Diary, 1880-1902, tr. by E.H. Hobhouse (London, Allen and Unwin, 1923).
A.M. Badenhorst, Tant Alie van Transvaal. Die Dagboek van Alie Badenhorst, tr. by M.E. Rothmann (Cape Town, Nasionale Pers, 1939)
Anna Barry, Ons Japie: Dagboek Gehou Gedurende die Driejarige Oorlog, [1899-1902] (Johannesburg, Afrikaanse Pers, 1960)
Lenie Boshoff-Liebenberg, Moedersmart en Kinderleed, of 18 Maande in die Konsentrasiekampe (Pretoria, Noordelike Drukpers, 1921).
John Bottomley, and C. Luijks (eds) ‘The diary of Susarah Nel and her ordeal in the ‘death camp’ at Mafeking, July 1901-August 1902’, New Contree, 44, (1998), pp. 33-53.
Johanna Brandt see Johanna van Warmelo-Brandt
C.G. Coetzee and M.C.E. van Schoor, Kampkinders 1900-1902 - 'n Gedenkboek (Bloemfontein, Oorlogsmuseum, 1982).
Jacoba Elizabeth de la Rey, Herinneringen van Mevrouw de la Rey, geboren Greeff: Mijne Omzwervingen en Beproevingen gedurende den Oorlog (Amsterdam, Hoveker & Wormser, ).
Jacoba Elizabeth de la Rey, A Woman's Wanderings and Trial during the Anglo-Boer War (London, T Fisher Unwin, 1903).
Bep du Toit, Die Verhaal van Johanna Brandt (Pretoria, Protea Boekhuis, 1999).
M.A. Fischer, Tant Miem se Kampdagboek Mei 1901-Augustus 1902 (Cape Town, Tafelberg, 1964).
M.A. Fischer, Kampdagboek, (Mei 1901-Augustus 1902): Een en Ander uit myn Leven en Lyden zedert eka ls Kyrgsgevangenen weggevoerd werdt van Buhrmansvalei oor Ermelo op 31ste Mei 1901 (Cape Town, Tafelberg, 1964).
Kezia Hamman (ed.), Dagboek van 'n Bethulie-kampdogter (Bloemfontein, NG Sendingpers, 1965).
S.L. le Clus, Lief en Leed. ‘n Verhaal van Huis- en Kamplewe gedurende die Anglo-Boereoorlog, van 1899-1902 (Bloemfontein, Nasionale Pers, ).
Margaret Marquard, Letters from a Boer Parsonage. Letters of Margaret Marquard during the Boer War (Cape Town, Purnell, 1967)
After the war Neethling was requested by Louis Botha to go to Europe to speak of what she had seen and found about the experiences of the women in the camps. Her book of testimonies was published originally in English and later translated. Although it is second only to Hobhouse’s works on the women’s stories, it is not without problems. See especially Helen Dampier and Liz Stanley on this subject.
Mag Ons Vergeet? (Cape Town, Nasionale Pers, 1938).
Should We Forget? (Cape Town, HALM, ).
Vergeten? (Cape Town, Nasionale Pers, 1917).
Magdalina Margaritha Postma, (ed.):
Stemme uit die Verlede. 'n Versameling van Beedigde Verklarings van Vrouwe wat Tydens die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog in die Konsentrasiekampe Verkeer het (Pretoria, Voortrekkerpers, 1939).
Stemme Uit die Vrouekampe Gedurende die Tweede Vryheids Oorlog tussen Boer en Brit van 1899 tot 1902 (Potchefstroom, The Author, 1929).
The Lady Who Fought. A Young Woman’s Account of the Anglo-Boer War (Plumstead, Stormberg, 2000)
Met die Boere in die Veld: Die Ervarings van die Skryfster (Cape Town, Nasionale Pers, 1937)
H. Rabie-van der Merwe, Onthou! In die Skaduwee van die Galg (Bloemfontein, Nasionale Pers, 1940).
J.C. Steyn (comp.), Veg en Vlug. Manne en Vroue Vertel hul Ware Verhale uit die Anglo-Boereoorlog (Cape Town, Tafelberg, 1999).
Rensche van der Walt, Dagboek van ‘n Bethulie-kampdogter (Bloemfontein, NG Sendingpers, 1965).
Johanna van Helsdingen, Vrouenleed. Persoonlijke Ondervindingen in den Boerenoorlog (Amsterdam, HAUM, 1905).
Johanna van Warmelo-Brandt:
Johanna van Warmelo was one of the six Pretoria volunteers in Irene camp.
Die Kappie Kommando of Boerevrouwen in Geheime Dienst, 2d ed. (Cape Town, Hollandsch-Afrikaansche Uitgevers, 1915)
The Petticoat Commando or Boer Women in Secret Service (London, Mills & Boon, 1913)
The War Diary of Johanna Brandt, ed. by Jackie Grobler (Pretoria, Protea Boekhuis, 2007).
D.H. van Zyl, In die Konsentraisekamp. Jeugherinneringe (Bloemfontein, Nasionale Pers, 1944).
Wilhelmina Riem Vis, Tien Maanden in een ‘Vrouwenkamp’ (Rotterdam, DA Daamen, 1902).
G.B Beak, The Aftermath of War. An Account of the Repatriation of Boers and Natives in the Orange River Colony 1902-1904 (London, Edward Arnold, 1906)
Best Home Industries and Aid Society, Report of the work done by the Boer Home Industries and Aid Society . . . 1906-1908 (London, National Press Agency, n.d.)
|Post-war Commemoration and Memorialisation|
|These works relate to post-war commemoration of the camps, the creation of Afrikaner identity and a camp mythology.|
‘Writing of(f) the women of the National Women’s Monument’ Literator, 20(3), (1999), pp. 35-50.
‘Afrikaner identity: culture, tradition and gender’ Agenda, 13 (1992), pp. 42-56.
‘The National Women’s Monument brochures: a rhetoric of male supremacy’ in Myths Monuments Museums. New Premises? University of the Witwatersrand, History Workshop, 16-18 July 1992.
‘Everyday life in Boer women's testimonies of the concentration camps of the South African War, 1899-1902’ in Barry Godfrey & Graeme Dunstall (eds), Crime and Empire 1840-1940: Criminal Justice in Local and Global Context (Cullompton, Willan, 2005), pp. 202-223.
‘Women's testimonies of the concentration camps of the South African War: 1899-1902 and after’, (PhD thesis, University of Newcastle, 2005)
Jenny de Reuck, ‘Social suffering and the politics of pain. Observations on the concentration camps in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902’, English in Africa, 26(2), (Oct 1999), 69-88.
W.I. Direko, L. Changuion, and F. Jacobs, Suffering of War. A Photographic Portrayal of the Suffering in the Anglo-Boer War Emphasising the Universal Elements in All Wars (Bloemfontein, Kraal Publishers, 2003)
Arthur Conan Doyle, African Winter (London, John Murray, 1929)
Michael Godby, ‘Confronting horror: Emily Hobhouse and the concentration camp photographs of the South African War’, Kronos, 32, (Nov .2006), pp. 34-48
Although Grundlingh has not published directly on the camps, his work on the mythologising of the war as a tool in the making of Afrikaner identity in the post-war era is particularly significant in understanding how we think now about the camps:
‘The Anglo-Boer War in 20th century Afrikaner national consciousness’ in Pretorius (ed.), Scorched Earth, pp. 242-63.
‘The National Women’s Monument. The making and mutation of meaning in Afrikaner memory of the South African War’ in Cuthbertson et al. (eds.), Writing a Wider War, pp. 18-36.
‘Politics, principles and problems of a profession: Afrikaner historians and their discipline, c.1920 – c.1965’, Perspectives in Education, 12(1), (1990), pp. 1-19.
‘Reframing remembrance: the politics of the centenary commemoration of the South African War of 1899-1902’ in van der Merwe & Wolfswinkel (eds), Telling Wounds, pp. 21-36.
‘War, wordsmiths and the “volk”: Afrikaans historical writing on the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 and the war in Afrikaner nationalist consciousness, 1902-1990’ in E. Lehmann, and E. Reckwitz, E (eds), Mfecane to Boer War: Versions of South African History. Papers presented at a symposium at the University of Essen, 25-27 April 1990 (Die Blaue Eule), pp. 43-54.
Liz Stanley and Helen Dampier:
‘Aftermaths: post/memory, commemoration and the concentration camps of the South African War 1899-1902’, European Review of History, 12(1), (2005), pp. 89-113.
‘Cultural entrepreneurs, proto-nationalism and women’s testimony writings: from the South African War to 1940’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 33(3), (Sept 2007), pp. 501-19.
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Acknowledgments: The project was funded by the Wellcome Trust, which is not responsible for the contents of the database. The help of the following research assistants is gratefully acknowledged: Ryna Boshoff, Murray Gorman, Janie Grobler, Marelize Grobler, Luke Humby, Clare O’Reilly Jacomina Roose, Elsa Strydom, Mary van Blerk. Thanks also go to Peter Dennis for the design of the original database and to Dr Iain Smith, co-grantholder.