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 [Notule I, 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 [Notule I, 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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