Emily Hobhouse 1800 - 1929

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Emily Hobhouse (9 April 1860 – 8 June 1926) was a British welfare campaigner, who is primarily remembered for bringing to the attention of the British public, and working to change, the deprived conditions inside the British concentration camps in South Africa built for Boer women and children during the Second Boer War.

Emily Hobhouse word onthou in Afrikaner geskiedenis as 'n heldin. Sy maak aan die wêreld die haglike omstandighede van die kampe bekend en is tot so mate suksesvol dat sy op een stadium verbied word om voet aan wal in SA te sit.

Of the slightly more than 104,000 women and children placed in these camps, about 28,000 died.  The humanitarian world was appalled.  The conduct of the British against the civilian Boer population was the subject of universal disapprobation, so it's interesting to note that his written defense of the British cause in the war was the reason Conan Doyle (creator of the Sherlock Holmes) was later knighted

Of the slightly more than women and children placed in these camps…

"Canada sent 40 teachers to teach Boer children in the concentration camps, which Emily Hobhouse had started"

"Canada sent 40 teachers to teach Boer children (in the concentration camps), an initiative started by Emily Hobhouse"

Boer women. Emily Hobhouse's report: "The women are wonderful. They cry very little and never complain. The very magnitude of their sufferings, their indignities, loss and anxiety seems to lift them beyond tears… only when it cuts afresh at them through their children do their feelings flash out."

boer+war+british-concentration-camp-during-boer-war-boerwar.jpg Concentration Camps for Boer Women and Children

South Africa 1976 Emily Hobhouse Fine Used                    SG 408 Scott 469          Condition Fine Used    Only one post charge applied on

South Africa 1976 Emily Hobhouse Fine Mint SG 408 Scott 469 Condition Fine MNH Only one post charge applied on

Second Boer War National Women's Monument The Women's Monument or Vrouemonument in Bloemfontein, South Africa, is a monument commemorating the suffering of some 27,000 Boer women and children who died in British concentration camps during the Second Boer War. The Monument is a Provincial Heritage Site in the Free State.

The National Women's Memorial in honour of the somewhat 30 000 women and children who died in concentration camps during the Anglo Boer War, mostly due to neglect and starvation.

A memorial slab dedicated to the women and children who died in the Winburg Concentration Camp - Women's Memorial, Bloemfontein.Children who were under six years of age received 0,5 lb of meal daily, 1/2 meat twice weekly, 1/4 tin of milk daily, 1 oz sugar daily and 1/2 oz of salt daily. This very poor diet led to the rapid spread of diseases such as whooping cough, measles, typhoid fever, diphtheria, diarrhoea and dysentery, especially amongst the children.

On her return to Britain the story she told of the conditions under which the women and children had to live shocked everyone not committed to believe in the inevibility of the war and the harsh measures that was to end it.

Vroue monument, Oorlogsmuseum, Bloemfontein

Vroue monument, Oorlogsmuseum, Bloemfontein

Emily Hobhouse

Emily Hobhouse- Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia

EMILY HOBHOUSE (1860-1926) | Cornwall: St Ive (near Liskeard) was the home of this Cornishwoman who challenged the British Empire over its concentration camps in South Africa during the Boer War. She also smuggled herself into Germany to try to singlehandedly stop the First World War. Lord Kitchener described her as "that bloody woman". He had her arrested and she spent the war under virtual house arrest in a cottage near Maer Lake in Bude.'     ✫ღ⊰n

EMILY HOBHOUSE (1860-1926) | Cornwall: St Ive (near Liskeard) was the home of this Cornishwoman who challenged the British Empire over its concentration camps in South Africa during the Boer War. She also smuggled herself into Germany to try to singlehandedly stop the First World War. Lord Kitchener described her as "that bloody woman". He had her arrested and she spent the war under virtual house arrest in a cottage near Maer Lake in Bude.' ✫ღ⊰n

The Brunt of the War, and where it Fell - Emily Hobhouse - Ground Floor - 968.048 H683B 1902

The Brunt of the War, and where it Fell - Emily Hobhouse - Ground Floor - 1902

Elsabé Brits oor Emily Hobhouse, geliefde verraaier | LitNet

Elsabé Brits oor Emily Hobhouse, geliefde verraaier | LitNet

Museum | Anglo-Boer War Museum Emily Hobhouse Hall

Museum | Anglo-Boer War Museum Emily Hobhouse Hall

Emily Hobhouse - geskilder deur Hugo Naude

Portrait by Hugo Naude I am currently busy with research on the period between 1900 and and in my quest to understand everyday li.

"Wag 'n bietjie" lace pattern designed by Emily Hobhouse, the driving force behind the first lace school in South Africa

The First Lace School. Emily Hobhouse and the First Lace School in South Africa is written by Janis Savage and was published in ‘The Bulletin’ of the International Organisation of Lace, Inc.

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