Nuusbrief Augustus 2014


In the transcribing of immigration records from old registers in the archives I noticed the large
number of single women who arrived at Port Natal during the period 1850 to 1920. It begs the
question: Why? In this piece I have drawn heavily on a work done by Marilyn Barber-“Domestic Servants: Confederation to the First World War”, published in Canada and available at Obviously Barber’s work is about Immigrants to Canada but

the circumstances mirror those of South Africa to a certain extent. (JD)

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