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  Free State Accommodation - Accommodation in Free State
Free State Accommodation - Accommodation in Free State
The plains of South Africa's interior plateau between the Vaal and Orange Rivers form the Free State Province.
This tranquil land of the ever-present windmill is the geographic and agricultural centre of South Africa.
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Orange Free State, one of the four provinces of the Union of South
Basutoland bound it on the east, and the northern portions of Cape Province on the west.
Orange Free State Province is represented by sixteen senators — one fourth of the entire number — and by seventeen members of the House of Assembly (out of a total of 121).
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  Orange Free State - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The north bank of the Orange, from the Kornet Spruit confluence to a point a little east of the spot where the railway from Cape Town to Kimberley crosses the river, forms the southern frontier of the province.
Free State revised its constitution in reference to the franchise law, and the period of residence necessary to obtain naturalization was reduced from five to three years.
For President Steyn and the Free State of 1899, in the light of the negotiations we have recorded, neutrality was impossible.
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 Free State - MSN Encarta
Free State (in Afrikaans, Vrystaat), province of South Africa, known until June 1995 as the Orange Free State.
Free State is located on the High Veld, the large plateau some 1,220 to 1,525 m (4,000 to 5,000 ft) above sea level that covers much of the central region of South Africa.
Next to the Military Museum, which focuses on the military history of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal region, is the National Women’s Memorial, a sandstone obelisk commemorating the Afrikaner women and children who died in concentration camps in the South African War.
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  Orange Free State - LoveToKnow 1911
Free State revised its constitution in reference to the franchise law, and the period of residence necessary to obtain naturalization was reduced from five to three years.
For President Steyn and the Free State of 1899, in the light of the negotiations we have recorded, neutrality was impossible.
The loss of their independence was, however, felt bitterly by the broken out the Free State began to expel British subjects, and the very first act of war was committed by Free State Boers, who, on the 11th of October, seized a train upon the border belonging to Natal.
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 CalendarHome.com - Orange Free State - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Republic of the Orange Free State (Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer state in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a province in South Africa.
It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province.
The Orange Free State became a province of the Union of South Africa in 1910.
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 Orange Free State: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Flag The national flag of the Orange Free State was adopted in 1856 & loosely resembled the design of the...horizontal orange & white stripes (3 orange & 4 white with the white stripes on the...
The British recognized the independence of the Orange Free State on February 17, 1854 and the county officially became independent on the February 23, 1854, with the signing of the contract of Bloemfontein[?].
The Orange Free State national flag was featured in the former long running national flag of South Africa (from 1927 - 1994) as the vertical middle flag in the center of the white bar of the old South African flag.
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 Orange Free State
The British recognised the independence of the Orange Free State on 17th February, 1854 and the county officially became independent on 23rd February, 1854, with the signing of the Contract of Bloemfontein.
The national flag of the Orange Free State was adopted in 1856.
The OFS national flag contained alternating horizontal orange and white stripes (3 orange and 4 white with the white stripes on the outside) with a version of the Dutch flag (used initially at Graaff Reinett and Swellendam in 1795) featured in the canton.
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 Free State, South Africa
Situated in a region of undulating hills in the Free State, the Riemland is blessed with fertile soil and good rainfall, creating excellent conditions for maize, wheat, sunflowers and cattle and game farming.
To the Khoikhoi people, the Orange was known as Gariep (river), and for this reason, the Voortrekkers who settled in the region north of the river called it the Transgariep.
Pride and joy of the Free State, the eastern highlands are a delight throughout the year.
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 Orange Free State, South Africa  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Orange Free State, former province in east central South Africa, and Afrikaner republic in the 19th century.
At the time of South Africa's first free elections in April 1994, the province of Orange Free State became the province of Free State, one of nine provinces created from the former four provinces.
In 1910 the Orange River Colony joined with the Cape Colony, Natal, and the Transvaal to form the Union of South Africa (since 1961, the Republic of South Africa).
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 Orange Free State (South Africa)
The flag of the Orange Free State (OFS) was designed in 1856 by King William III of the Netherlands, on request of the OFS Volksraad (parliament).
It is said to represent the bonds between the OFS and the Netherlands, and it's royal house (of Orange).
This flag was registered with the South African Bureau of Heraldry as the flag of the Republic of Orange Free State for the Office of the Prime Minister, together with the flag of the South African Republic, on 30 April 1983 (application 08 January 1982, amendment 05 March 1982).
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 AllRefer.com - Free State (South African Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
It was renamed Free State shortly after the 1994 constitution went into effect.
The Univ. of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein is the chief institution of higher education.
With the increased tension following the raid into the Transvaal (1895–96), led by L. Jameson, the Free State was drawn into the conflict between Britons and Boers that resulted in the South African War (1899–1902).
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 the Orange Free State :: Information on the Commonwealth
The Orange Free State was once a grand empire, that at one time during the height of its power, around 1550 CE, controlled a large portion of modern day western Nikolaykraina, Northern Christmas Day, and Southern Beth Gellert and Ninot.
With the ascension of Mikhail II to the throne of the Orange Free State, a scientific revolution began in the nation.
The Orange Free Province was declared the Orange Republic, and Alexi Zeitzev was elected President of the new republic.
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 Free State Accommodation in South Africa - Accommodation in Free State
The Free State is a province of South Africa.
The Free State is situated on flat boundless plains in the heart of South Africa.
The Free State lies in the heart of the Karoo Sequence of rocks, containing shales, mudstones, sandstones and the Drakensberg Basalt forming the youngest capping rocks.
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 British Empire: The Map Room: Africa: Orange Free State
The Orange Free State had been set up specifically for the Boers to avoid British administration in the Cape Colony.
In 1854 the Bloemfontein Convention declared the re-emergence of the Orange Free State.
The Orange Free State was constantly at war with its African neighbours.
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 International Civic Heraldry - South African Civic Heraldry - ORANGE FREE STATE - ORANJE VRIJSTAAT
The Orange Free State was the successor of the Orange River Colony.
In 1856 the Orange Free State Official Guide mentions a letter in which the president of the Oranje Vrijstaat asked in 1855 for a wild olive in the seal.
The experts agreed that the orange tree was an appropriate symbol and they also agreed that the original tree was a symbol of freedom, not a wild olive tree.
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 Orange Free State - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Steyn, Marthinus Theunis (1857-1916), South African judge and president of the Orange Free State (1896-1902).
Free State : geography and environment : rivers, lakes, and waterways: Orange (river, Africa)
Orange (river, Africa), river in southern Africa, rising on the western slope of the Drakensberg range in Lesotho.
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 Free State,Free State Hotels,Luxury Accommodation Free State,South Africa
The central Free State metamorphoses from grassland interspersed with small granite outcrops in the west to magnificent sandstone hills in the east.
Outside Bloemfontein, the southern Free State is home to the Gariep Dam, a massive 374 sq km (144 sq miles) reservoir, built for irrigation and hydroelectric power.
Bloemfontein became the capital of the Free State in 1854 but the first elected president was accused of treason and forced to resign....
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 Simulated Tests - Report of orange Free State vs West Indies by Leigh Steimens
Orange Free State won the toss and elected to bat first on a fairly good batting pitch with a few cracks.
Orange Free State had a weakened bowling attack without Allan Donald who was rested before the first test.
Orange Free State were then bowled out for a very good 281.
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 Chapter VII
Notwithstanding all these efforts, native women in the "Free" State are still forced to buy passes every month or go to prison, and they are still exposed to the indecent provision of the law authorizing male constables to insult them by day and by night, without distinction.
In her primitive state, the native girl was protected against seduction and moral ruin by drastic penalties against the seducer, which safeguards have since the introduction of civilized rule been done away with.
Evidence of her characteristic humility is to be found in the action of the coloured women of the "Free" State, whose persecution by the South African Government, at the instance of certain "Free" State Municipalities, prompted the writing of this chapter.
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 Kartoo Metasearch
The Free State is particularly flat due to the fact that it lies centrally on.....
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Soweto and banished to the rural town of Brandfort in the then Orange Free State.
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 Orange Free State
This farm is located in the Free State and borders within 10 km of the Northern Cape Province.
The nearest urban area and airport is Kimberley, is accessible by vehicle and is a 30 minute drive from the Kimberley airport.
Situated in Free State savanna area where there is abundant subterranean water.
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 israelinsider: politics: Sharon regime aims to suppress insults, impose Orange-Free State
Last week, an orange banner with the blue Star of David was confiscated and its owner threatened with legal actions for "disgracing the national flag." This follows the banning of people wearing orange shirts or scarves from entering the Knesset or, in several instance, entering the country.
Diplomatic discussions are underway with the United States to revoke its "orange alert," recently imposed in the wake of the London terror attacks.
Yet even the arresting official admitted that there appeared to be some practical limits on the ability of the Israeli police to enforce the widening orange ban, and the government is considering imposing the wearing of blue-tinted sunglasses to prevent exposure to the offending color.
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 Volume THREE Chapter FOUR
In 1900, the Orange Free State was again annexed by Britain and became known as the Orange River Colony.
In the Orange Free State, both organisations involved themselves in a range of community concerns, such as organising commemoration and funeral services for students shot by police and participating in marches to protest against removals, increases in rent and bus fares, and detention without trial.
In the Orange Free State, student organisations came to play an important role in representing the interests of victims of police brutality, since only a few of the many hundreds of non-governmental organisations which took root in centres around the country during this period were established formally in the Orange Free State.
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 Flag of the Orange Free State turns 150.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The flag of the Orange Free State -a long running Boer republic from the 19th cent- is 150 years old today according to this source at State Arms in South Africa.
This striking and distinctive flag is modeled loosely on the national flag of the United States.
The text in English for the flag Republic of Orange Free State reads as follows: A rectangular flag proportions three by two, consisting of seven horizontal stripes of equal width alternately white and orange and a canton of three stripes, red, white and blue in the proportions four by three.
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