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Summer School 2021

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.

 

Recommended reading

Schoeman, C. 2010. Boer Boy: Memoirs of an Anglo-Boer War Youth. Cape Town: Zebra Press.

 

Date: Wednesday 13 January 
Time:3.00 pm                        
COURSE FEES: R75