Boer boy: the Du Preez family in the Anglo-Boer War
BOER BOY: THE DU PREEZ FAMILY IN THE ANGLO-BOER WAR
Chris Schoeman, author
This lecture draws on remarkable documentary sources, including memoirs and diaries, to recount the experiences of the Du Preez family who were taken captive during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899–1902. Ten-year-old Charles du Preez and his father were transported to prisoner-of-war camps in India, while his mother and siblings were interned in the infamous Winburg concentration camp. The story ends with return, reunion and rebuilding.
This lecture will be offered on the Microsoft Teams platform. Participants will be sent a link.
Schoeman, C. 2010. Boer Boy: Memoirs of an Anglo-Boer War Youth. Cape Town: Zebra Press.