St. Helena Island POWs

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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

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.

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.

Boer fighters General Shuman (left) and Commander Botha (right) of the Boer War, 1899-1902.

Boer fighters General Shuman (left) and Commander Botha (right) of the Boer War, 1899-1902.

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 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.

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. ABW.. Note the date of birth of each inmate in the register Karel Smit was but 14

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

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

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)

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)

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.

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BOER War Cover Krugersdorp to H Botha Dead Wood Camp St Helena pow 1901 | eBay

Used Victoria (1837-1901) British Covers Stamps | eBay

BOER War Cover Krugersdorp to H Botha Dead Wood Camp St Helena pow 1901 | eBay

POW CARVED CANE HANDLE

POW CARVED CANE HANDLE

SUPERB RARE BOER WAR DUTCH POW ST HELENA 1901 HEART PRISONER OF WAR NAPKIN RING | #242357114

SUPERB RARE BOER WAR DUTCH POW ST HELENA 1901 HEART PRISONER OF WAR NAPKIN RING | #242357114

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