St. Helena Island POWs

Affrikaner prisoners from the Boer War were held by the British on the Island of St. Helena in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa. They were allowed to make folk art items, such as carved wooden canes, for sale to visitors to earn some money and while away the time
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St. Helena - Cronje General Piet Cronje commandant general of the Traansvaal Republic and his wife Hester were transported along with 1000 prisoners of war from Capetown to St Helena in the Bermudas where Napoleon Bonaparte died in 1821.

In South Africa: Captured Gen. Cronje and his wife are shipped to St Helena - Date: 3 April, 1900

June 28, 1901 - The first contingent of Boer War prisoners arrived aboard the SS Armenian and were transferred to internment camps set up at Darrell’s and Burt Island. Over the next 18 months, Bermuda would receive more than 4,000 Boer War POWs.

June 1901 - The first contingent of Boer War prisoners arrived aboard the SS Armenian and were transferred to internment camps set up at Darrell’s and Burt Island. Over the next 18 months, Bermuda would receive more than Boer War POWs.

Considering the handwriting:  The Boers were not as backward as many made them out to be. Both images from POW's in captivity. Diyatalawa Ceylon and St Helena. ABW.. Note the date of birth of each inmate in the register Karel Smit was but 14

Considering the handwriting: The Boers were not as backward as many made them out to be. Both images from POW's in captivity. Diyatalawa Ceylon and St Helena. Note the date of birth of each inmate in the register Karel Smit was but 14

POW swagger stick (yes, that is the real name)

VERY RARE BOER P.O.W. CARVED SWAGGER STICK - St.HELENA

POW swagger stick (yes, that is the real name)

VERY RARE BOER P.O.W. CARVED SWAGGER STICK - St.HELENA

POW, Deadwood kamp, St Helena by 'n begrafnis-stoet van 'n mede-Boer.

POW, Deadwood kamp, St Helena by 'n begrafnis-stoet van 'n mede-Boer.

POW, ST HELENA. Genl. Piet Cronje asook sy vrou.

POW, ST HELENA. Genl. Piet Cronje asook sy vrou.

St Helena

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General Cronjé an his Officers [Saint Helena Island Info:Boer Prisoners

POW Camp St Helena

POW Camp St Helena

POW CARVED CANE HANDLE

POW CARVED CANE HANDLE

POW CARVED CANE HANDLE

POW CARVED CANE HANDLE

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