BCCDBritish Concentration Camps
of the South African War

Browse Persons in TaaiboschBrowse Persons who died in Taaibosch

Camp Details
Type:white / black
Location:Orange River Colony
Date open (general):16/4/1901
Date closed:
Notes:16/4/1901: first mention of this camp
nd, DA to GOC, Kroonstad: 'I have been in communication with G.O.C. Vereeningen [sic] who says that owing to re-arrangement of garrison he cannot give protect to a Refugee Camp at Taaibosch. Can you possibly arrange that white & black refugees being brought inot Wolwehoek can be permitted to retain for a day or so as shelters the wagons in which they are brought in. It will be necessary I am afraid to bring these people to Kroonstad but before doing so I will try & get tents for them unless there are any in your Ordnance Stores which I can obtain. Would you consent to a Refugee Camp being started at or near Koppies Station it appeared to me a suitable place if water obtainable.
16/4/1901: Telegram in reply: Wolwehoek highly unsuitable for refugee camp please arrange to send them to Vredefort Rd. Have no tents in Ordnance here & I fear the wagons will be required immediately by Gen Elliot for transportation. Kopjes is also unsuitable. When you can arrange for tents better rail them to Kroonstad.
Unique ID:30

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.