Orange Free State: Polity Style: 1854-1902

23 Feb 1854 Convention of Bloemfontein is signed, providing for the transfer of the Government of the Orange River Territory from the United Kingdom to local representatives (Volksraad Notulen 1854-1855: South African Archival Records, Bylaag 87 (a-b) / 1854, 211-220; Select Constitutional Documents, 281-285)
23 Feb 1854 - 10 Apr 1854 Vry Staat van Oranjerivier [1]
10 Apr 1854 Constitution is approved by the Volksraad (Volksraad Notulen 1854-1855: South African Archival Records, 47, 194-201, Bylaag 78/1854)
10 Apr 1854 - 31 May 1902 Oranjevrijstaat [2]
24 May 1900 Proclamation of the Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in South Africa on annexation of Oranjevrijstaat to the British Dominions and forming a part of it under the name of Orange River Colony
31 May 1902 national government ceased to exist upon the signing of the Treaty of Vereeniging

[1] Occasionally in full: Vry en Onafhankelyk Staat van Oranjerivier
[2] Also in official use: Oranjevrystaat, Oranje Vry Staat, Orange Vrij Staat, Oranje Vrij Staat.
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