Orange Free State


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Orange Free State

Orange Free State

n
(Placename) a former province of central South Africa, between the Orange and Vaal rivers: settled by Boers in 1836 after the Great Trek; annexed by Britain in 1848; became a province of South Africa in 1910; replaced in 1994 by the new province of Free State; economy based on agriculture and mineral resources (esp gold and uranium). Capital: Bloemfontein

Or′ange Free′ State`


n.
a province in central Republic of South Africa: a Boer republic 1854–1900; a British colony (Or′ange Riv′er Col`ony) 1900–10. 1,863,327; 49,647 sq. mi. (128,586 sq. km). Cap.: Bloemfontein.
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Noun1.Orange Free State - a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the BoersOrange Free State - a province in central South Africa that was colonized by the Boers; named Free State in 1997
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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Boje observes that debt had become an uninvited houseguest on most of the farms of the Orange Free State and Transvaal after the war.
Ian Donald was a graduate of the University of Cape Town, but his wife was the daughter of an Orange Free State farmer.
The Model 95 was also adopted by Mexico, Uruguay, Persia, China, the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
The bitter-enders continued the fight and six months after the fall of Pretoria, De Wet, the greatest of Boer commando leaders, concentrated a large mounted force of Boer burghers in the Doornberg mountains in the north east of the Orange Free State.
It had three smaller flags in the centre, representing the Transvaal, the Orange Free State and the UK.
n A campaign medal won for the Boer War, specifically for the relief of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, and Tugela Heights.
This time we have faced Orange Free State University, Newcastle Falcons and a Borders side featuring nine or 10 professionals, and won them all.
In 2004 we had only played once against Glasgow - this time round we have faced Orange Free State, Newcastle Falcons and a Borders side that featured nine or 10 professionals, and we won them all.
They are scheduled for the end of February, a week earlier than last year as weather conditions have been good and new areas such as the Orange Free State have come into production.
I'm also hoping to visit the Orange Free State," said Murphy, "and to learn more about Britain's role in the Bore War.
For an example of unabashed racism in the rinderpest "sanitation syndrome," see boast of official from the Orange Free State, a South African colony bordering Natal: "We do not allow niggers or anybody to go about with anything that can carry the infection": "Vryburg Conference," 21.
As a result, in one town in the Orange Free State -- the rural Afrikaner heartland of the country -- only 3 of 24 schools offer history through the senior (matric) year.