Teachers for South Africa: New Zealand women at the South African war concentration camps

Author(s): Ellen Ellis

New Zealand | New Zealand

In 1902, after winning coveted teaching contacts, twenty New Zealand women travelled to South Africa and were stationed in the concentration camps created by the Anglo-Boer war, charged with the mission of educating and anglicising Boer children displaced by the British 'scorched earth' policy. Fighting with the school-book rather than the sword, the teachers exposed not only their pupils, but themselves, to entirely new ways of life. Drawing on the women's diaries, photographs and letters, this highly-illustrated account follows their journey to South Africa, where they began new lives at the turn of a new century. Ellen Ellis brings together the women's voices and breathes life into an intriguing area of New Zealand women's history previously overlooked.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781877192432
  • : Hanorah Books
  • : Hanorah Books
  • : November 2010
  • : 297mm x 210mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ellen Ellis
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 184
  • : BxW photographs and illustrations