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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

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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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The book subjects the motives of both the British Empire and the two Boer Republics of the Orange Free State and the South African or Transvaal Republic to a close examination, but through the prism of the Winburg District of the Orange Free State.
1899: The Boer War began between the British Empire and the Republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.
But all of these lost nations have stories to tell, whether they were as short- lived as Eastern Karelia, which lasted only a few weeks during the Soviet--Finnish War of 1922, or as long- lasting as the Orange Free State, a Boer Republic that celebrated fifty years as an independent state in the late 1800s.
In the conflict, British and Commonwealth forces fought the Dutch-speaking South African Republic and Orange Free State.
1899: The Boer War began between the British |Empire and the Republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.
He did this until 1970, when he was headhunted to go to Bloemfontein to start and build up the Department of Surgery at the University of the Orange Free State.
When I was a student at the [University of the] Orange Free State, white students would actively participate, why not here as well.
The roaming contract between Orange Free Mobile is surrounded by controversy again.
1899: The (Second) Boer War began between the British Empire and the Republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.
October 11 The Boer war breaks out between Britain and the Transvaal and Orange Free State.
Jac or Jacques or Jack, as he was known to his many friends, was born on 6 June 1945 in Frankfort, in the then Orange Free State.
Their short-lived republics, in the Orange Free State, Transvaal and northern Natal, were broken up after the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War.