BCCDBritish Concentration Camps
of the South African War

Browse Persons in Bloemfontein RCBrowse Persons who died in Bloemfontein RC

Camp Details
Name:Bloemfontein RC
Location:Orange River Colony
Date open:01/03/1901
Date open (general):Before March 1901
Date closed:03/01/1903
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
Notes:6/12/1902: Camp to be closed about 20 December; remaining refugees sent to Springfontein and Brandfort.

There are many duplicate entries in these registers. My impression is that a second set of entries was made about a year after the first as in these instances people who have died are absent and the inmates are consistently entered as a year older. From internal evidence on deaths it would appear that the re-entries were done sometime after Feb 1902.
Unique ID:136

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.