n Historia - New light on the camps
Teachers for South Africa. New Zealand Women at the South African War Concentration Camps, Ellen Ellis : book review

Volume 56, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



In June 1902, just as the South African War ended, 20 New Zealand women landed in Durban to teach in the concentration camps. Although they arrived so late, they were deployed to the camps, mainly in Durban. That is not the end of the story, however for, after the war, most went up to the Transvaal where they taught in a variety of town and country schools. This book explores a little-known aspect of the camps, for the staff have been largely ignored in the literature.

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