Orange Free State


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Orange Free State

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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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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.
Bloemfontein's most famous son is J R R Tolkien, who left the Orange Free State at the age of three and became Professor of English at the University of Leeds.
Donald played for Orange Free State, the forerunner to the Eagles, for 19 years during which time he also had three stints as Warwickshire's overseas player.
Up until then the Boer republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal were rural backwaters.
Stefans Grove was born in 1922 in Bethlehem, Orange Free State of South Africa.
The Model 95 was also adopted by Mexico, Uruguay, Persia, China, the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. In fact, some of the Chilean Model 95s carry the code "O.V.S.", standing fin the "'Orange Free State." Reportedly, because of the success of the British blockades, these rifles never reached South African shores, were returned to the factory where the Chilean crest was applied to the receiver ring, and sold to Chile as part of the contract.
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. His intention was to raid Cape Colony and encourage the Cape Boers to rise in rebellion.
But later NIOC's stake was reduced to 16% In the early 1970s, NIOC took a 17.5% stake in South Africa's Sasol refinery in Sasolburg (Orange Free State).
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.
"I'm also hoping to visit the Orange Free State," said Murphy, "and to learn more about Britain's role in the Bore War."