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Konsentrasiekampgedenktuin : Concentration Camp Memorial Garden
Merebank, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Date:c1967
Type:Cemetery
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
29°57'04.90" S 30°57'44.79" E Alt: 14m

One of the Concentration Camps of the Anglo Boer War. See also:
Aliwal North
Irene

Wording on the Durban Metro Committee plaque:

ANGLO-BOER WAR
1899 100 1999
ANGLO-BOEREOORLOG

IMPI YAMABHUNU NAMANGISI

MEREBANK BEGRAAFPLAAS
MEREBANK CONCENTRATION CAMP CEMETRY
EMATHUNENI ASEMEREBANK

Of the 453 inhabitants who died in the Merebank Concentration Camp,
412 were buried in this cemetry, including seven people of colour.
Those who died after the declaration of peace
as well as the people of colour are not honoured on the monument.
Of those buried here,
358 were children under the age of 12.

PLAQUE ERECTED BY THE DURBAN METRO COMMITTEE FOR THE
CENTENARY COMMEMORATION OF THE ANGLO BOER WAR

Wording on the Natal Provincial Administration Anglo Boer War Memorial:

OPGERIG DEUR DIE
NATALSE PROVINSIALE
ADMINISTRASIE
TER GEDAGTENIS AAN
DIEGENE WAT TYDENS DIE
ANGLO-BOERE-OORLOG,
1900-1902
IN HIERDIE KERKHOF
TER AARDE BESTEL IS.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.