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Irene, Gauteng

Anton DU TOIT: Architect



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25°52'16.13" S 28°13'14.02" E Alt: 1476m

Concentration Camp Cemetery and Memorial

Irene was the site of one of the more than forty concentration camps where the British housed the Boer women and children, whose homes had been destroyed as part of the British Army's 'scorched earth' policy during the Anglo-Boer War. More than 1,200 people, most of them children, died at the Irene Camp.

The present day memorial grounds are located on the site of the concentration camp graveyard.

See also Irene Kampkerkhof Centenary Memorial.

Writings about this entry

Swart, Marius J (ed). 1989. Afrikanerbakens. Johannesburg: Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge. pg 262