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Stellaland was a short-lived Boer republic established in 1882 by David Massouw and 400 followers, who invaded a Bechuana area west of the Transvaal.
They founded the town of Vryburg, making it their capital, but in 1885 the British sent in a force under Sir Charles Warren, abolished the republic, and included its territory in British Bechuanaland.
Stellaland issued five values of postage stamps in February 1884.
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 Stellaland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stellaland was a short-lived Boer republic from 1882 until 1885, located in an area of Bechuanaland, west of the then South African Republic.
The republic was formally created on 26 July 1882 by David Massouw and 400 followers, under the leadership of Gerrit Jacobus van Niekerk (1849–1896).
On 7 August 1883 it united with the Land of Goshen to form the "United States of Stellaland".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stellaland   (262 words)

  
 Armoria patriæ - Stellaland
Stellaland had a coat of arms which is familiar to collectors, since it appeared on the postage and the revenue stamps of the state.
Stellaland was one of five “little” Boer republics that existed at various stages, three of which had coats of arms of some kind.
Stellaland’s sister state of Goshen (in the vicinity of where the Warren Expedition founded Mafeking in 1885) had a flag, but no arms.
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 Stellaland -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It united with (additional info and facts about Goshen) Goshen (Het Land Goosen) on 7 August 1883 to form the "United States of Stellaland".
Stellaland issued five values of (A token that postal fees have been paid) postage stamps in February 1884.
They are crudely printed affairs, using the (The official symbols of a family, state, etc.) coat of arms as design, and inscribed "REPUBLIEK / STELLALAND".
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/S/St/Stellaland.htm   (261 words)

  
 Stellaland (South African Boer Republic, 1882-1885)
It seems that the variations in the Stellaland flag arose because the president's wife ran off a fresh one on her sewing machine each time one was needed.
Stellaland survives in the form of the district of Vryburg, which was part of the colony of British Bechuanaland from 1885 to 1895, the Cape Colony until 1910 and the Cape Province until 1994, and is now part of North West Province.
In 1885, 5000 British troops were sent in, who declared Stellaland (and Goshen) the Crown Colony of British Bechuanaland, which was incorporated into the Cape Colony in 1895.
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 Stellaland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They founded thetown of Vryburg, making it their capital,but in 1885 the British sent in a force under Sir Charles Warren, abolished therepublic, and included its territory in British Bechuanaland.
The republic was formally created in 26 July 1882, with Gerrit Jacobusvan Niekerk (1849-1896) in charge.
It united with Goshen (Het Land Goosen)on 7 August 1883 to form the "United Statesof Stellaland".
www.therfcc.org /stellaland-95035.html   (237 words)

  
 iqexpand.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
StellaLand Travelling the world, one city at a time.
name for the country arose, one of the party, gazing at the stars, suggested Stellaland, and this was unanimously adopted.
STELLALAND Stamps Here are the stamps we have for this country.
stellaland.iqexpand.com /index.php?title=Stellaland&action=edit   (488 words)

  
 Before Botswana?
Stellaland: The Boer republic of Stellaland was proclaimed toward the end of 1882.
On 30 September, Stellaland and other territory to the south of the Molopo River was constituted by the Crown Colony of British Bechuanaland.
Stellaland stamps continued to be used until December 1885.
www.firstissues.org /forum/index.php?topic=35.0   (959 words)

  
 Charles Warren - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1883, he was also made a Knight of Justice of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and in June 1884 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).
In December 1884, Warren was sent to command a military expedition to Bechuanaland, to assert British sovereignty in the face of encroachments from Germany and the Transvaal, and to suppress the Boer freebooter states of Stellaland and Goshen, which were backed by the Transvaal and were stealing land and cattle from the local Tswana tribes.
Known as the Warren Expedition, the force of 4,000 British and local troops headed north from Cape Town, accompanied by the first three observation balloons ever used by the British Army in the field.
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 WHKMLA : History of Stellaland
The new territory was proclaimed REPUBLIC OF STELLALAND, it's capital VRYBURG.
Flag of Stellaland, from Flags of the 19th and 20th Century : South Africa - Boer Republics
Stamps of the Republic of Stellaland, from Bechuanaland and Botswana Society (a philatelic society)
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/southafrica/stellaland.html   (233 words)

  
 Footnotes to History- S
Stellaland- The territory west of the Transvaal was occupied in the late 19th century by a variety of fl tribes.
He founded the town of Vryburg, and declared it the capital of Stellaland.
In 1884, the British annexed Stellaland and Goshen, bullying the Boer republics into agreement.
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 Stellaland - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
They were crudely printed, using the coat of arms as design, and inscribed "REPUBLIEK / STELLALAND".
This page was last modified 10:03, 9 Jun 2005.
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Stellaland contains research on
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Stellaland   (273 words)

  
 British Bechuanaland
On 6 August 1883 a second group of Boers established the Republic of Stellaland to the south of Goshen, with its capital at the newly-established village of Vryburg.
Both republics straddled the British route to the north of southern Africa and in March 1885 an expeditionary force led by Sir Charles Warren brought their history to a bloodless end.
On 30 September 1885 Goshen and Stellaland became part of the Crown Colony of Bechuanaland.
home.intekom.com /southafricanhistoryonline/pages/town&c/villages/northWest/british-bechuanaland.htm   (449 words)

  
 British Empire: The Map Room: Africa: Bechuanaland
In 1882 they set up the republic of Stellaland with Vryburg as its capital, and forthwith proceeded to set up the republic of Goshen, farther north, in spite of the protests of Montsioa, and established a small town called Rooi Grond as capital.
In spite of the convention the Boers remained in Stellaland and Goshen which were west of the new Transvaal frontier, and in April 1884 the Rev. John Mackenzie, who had succeeded Livingstone.
At the instance of the new Cape government, formed in May and under control of the Afrikander Bond, Mackenzie, who was accused of being too pro-Bechuana and who had been refused the help of any armed force, was recalled on the 3oth of July by the high commissioner, Sir Hercules Robinson.
www.britishempire.co.uk /maproom/bechuanaland.htm   (2221 words)

  
 Stellaland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Stellaland was a short-lived Boer republic established in 1882 by David Massouw and 400 followers invaded a Bechuana area west of the Transvaal.
They founded the town of Vryburg it their capital but in 1885 the British sent in a force Sir Charles Warren abolished the republic and its territory in British Bechuanaland.
They are crudely printed affairs using coat of arms as design and inscribed "REPUBLIEK / Unused examples can be had today for US$ but genuinely used copies are much usually hundreds of dollars in price.
www.freeglossary.com /Stellaland   (434 words)

  
 sundaytimes.co.za :: Home of the Sunday Times :: South Africa's best selling newspaper ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
About 420 white settlers who had fought in these wars as mercenaries were rewarded with large tracts of farmland, which they pooled together to form a Boer republic, Stellaland.
Unfortunately, independence was brief -- Stellaland lay inside the Cape Colony and the territory was annexed by the British in 1885.
One remnant of this era, is the Stellaland flag, which hung in Windsor Castle from the time of its capture, in 1885, to 1934, whereupon it was returned to Vryburg.
www.suntimes.co.za /explorer/09/04/diary.asp   (281 words)

  
 Armoria patriæ - North-West Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The districts that made up the “independent” homeland state of Bophuthatswana, except for the district of Thaba Nchu (which was returned to the Free State) and the subdistrict Moretele 2, which is now part of Mpumalanga.
Added to these were (from the Cape Province) the district of Vryburg (which from 1882 to ’85 was the Republic of Stellaland) and (from the Transvaal Province) the districts (previously known as the Western Transvaal) of:
A British expeditionary force under Sir Charles Warren was raised in 1884 to suppress the republics, and Vryburg was captured in February ’85.
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 Stanley Gibbons Online Catalogue - Listing from Stamps of the World and featuring My Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A force under Sir Charles Warren from the Cape reached Vryburg on 7 February 1885 and continued to Mafeking the principal town of Goshen.
On 30 September 1885 Stellaland and other territory to the south of the Molopo River was constituted the Crown Colony of British Bechuanaland.
Stellaland stamps continued to be used until 2 December 1885 with external mail, franked with Stellaland and Cape of Good Hope stamps, postmarked at Barkly West and Kimberley in Griqualand West
www.stanleygibbons.com /priceguide/index.asp?page=results&country_id=35&issue_year=&issue_year2=&keyword=&sg_number=&sc_name=242   (211 words)

  
 First Issues Collectors Club of stamps and philatelic material
The postal system was taken over and Stellaland stamps ceased to be used after Sir Charles Warren and his troops marched into Vryburg on February 7, 1885.
On December 2, 1885 Cape of Good Hope stamps overprinted "British Bechuanaland" were placed on sale at the Vryburg post office, ending the existence of Stellaland.
Stamps of Stellaland are treated in more detail by The Bechuanalands and Botswana Society.
www.firstissues.org /ficc/details/stellaland_1.shtml   (252 words)

  
 Political involvement in Africa. (from Cecil Rhodes) --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia ...
In 1884, when the Germans in South West Africa (now Namibia) declared a protectorate over two territories (which, along with Stellaland and Goshen, would have sealed off the Cape Colony from the north), he persuaded the high commissioner that the British government must intervene.
By the London Convention of 1884, the two republics were excluded from the Transvaal, and the Cape government agreed to help finance a protectorate over Bechuanaland.
He succeeded in conciliating the Boers of Stellaland but could not prevent Paul Kruger, president of the Transvaal, from declaring a protectorate over Goshen, from which he withdrew only after an expeditionary force was sent up from the Cape.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-6153   (1920 words)

  
 North-West Province, South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A rectangular flag, proportion three by two, divided horizontally into two equal bands of white and green, the white band charged with a green twig of Makwassi plant and the green band with a golden mealie cob; from the hoist a red equilateral triangle charged with a white bull's head caboshed.
Stellaland Divisional Council - flag registered with the South African Bureau of Heraldry on 16 Aug 1985 with the following description:
A yellow flag, proportion three by two, charged with a brown Afrikaner bull's head caboshed, attired white, at the hoist a vertical green strip 1/4 the length of the flag, charged with three five-pointed stars in pale (see also the former Boer Republic of Stellaland).
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/za-nw.html   (417 words)

  
 Goshen (South Africa)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Their flag was horizontal fl-white-red stripes with a green vertical stripe at the hoist (1881-85) [car61, p.83] - also the colours of Imperial Germany - which I am sure worried the British Colonial Office.
This explains why in 1885, 5000 British troops were sent in and declared Goshen (and Stellaland) part of the Crown Colony of British Bechuanaland, which was later incorporated into the Cape Colony in 1895.
Goshen was centred around Mafikeng (near the border with Bechuanaland), which Sir Charles Warren (commander of the Bechuanaland Expeditionary Force) laid out as the town of Mafeking, which served as capital for both British Bechuanaland and the Bechuanaland Protectorate.
flagspot.net /flags/za_go.html   (332 words)

  
 Bophirima - North West Province South Africa
The principal town, Vryburg, is the centre of a large agricultural district which has all the modern conveniences.
However moving out of the town and into the real Bophirima will provide a uniquely relaxing break from modern life.
The larger part of the region is still commonly known as Stellaland.
www.tourismnorthwest.co.za /bophirima   (206 words)

  
 Stellaland (South Africa)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On this site about stamps is the coat of arms of Stellaland, which explains why a star should be above the Coat of Arms on the 1882 flag of Stellaland.
I thought the flag was green-red vertically divided with an eight-pointed white star referring to the comet.
In Flagmaster 102 there was an article on the Boer Republic flags, derived from my own unpublished monograph, Flags in South African History which provides a more detailed explanation.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/za_stel.html   (1031 words)

  
 International Philatelic Foundation(stellaland.htm)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Republic of Stellaland was set up by the Boers 1n 1884.
Great Britain Annexed this Republic in 1885 at what time it become part of Bechuanaland.
The short lived Republic of Stellaland issued its first stamps in 1884.
www.coloniastamps.com /stellaland.htm   (39 words)

  
 RugbyRugby : Latest News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1997 the number of provinces was reduced to 14.
The vanished provinces were North Western Cape, Stellaland, Far North, Lowveld, Eastern Free State, Northern Natal, North Eastern Cape and Vaal Triangle.
In 1991 there were 30 teams at Craven Week, including the SA Project team, the Western Province League and Boland League teams and at Sports Council team, Free State Country, a Transvaal XV, a Border XV and SA Federation Country.
www.rugbyrugby.com /news/story_44992.shtml   (1264 words)

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