1953 (Part 2)

Through the years, Tuberculosis (TB) seems to be of great concern in many of the health reports relating to the location where the coloured community live.

The Village Management Board decides to build a small building (a wooden shed) for coloured people to be quarantined and receive treatment in isolation, but still no coloured nurse has been appointed for this role.

Several Oukloof interviewees gave testimony about this shed, which was erected under the pine trees on the Mission Church property. Coloured residents were quarantined here for the duration of their illness and some never came out alive. Oom Wil describes how nobody was allowed to go near the shed but teachers often sent the school children to deliver food to the patients.

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