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Transvaal: Administrators and Governor: 1877-1881

Administrator of the Government of the Transvaal Territory in South Africa :: Administrateur van het Gouvernement van het Transvaalsche Grondgebied in Zuid Africa [1]
12 Apr 1877 - 4 Mar 1879 Sir Theophilus Shepstone [2]
4 Mar 1879 - 29 Sep 1879 William Owen Lanyon (from 6 Apr 1880 Sir William Owen Lanyon) [3]
Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Transvaal Territory :: Gouverneur en Opperbevelhebber in en over het Transvaalsche Grondgebied [4]
29 Sep 1879 - 5 Jun 1880 Sir Garnet Joseph Wolseley [5]
Administrator of the Government of the Transvaal Province in South Africa :: Administrateur van het Gouvernement van de Transvaalsche Provincie in Zuid Africa
5 Jun 1880 - 8 Apr 1881 Sir William Owen Lanyon (x) [6]
8 Apr 1881 - 13 Jun 1881 William Bellairs [7]
13 Jun 1881 - 8 Aug 1881 Sir Henry Evelyn Wood [7]

[1] Also in official use: Administrator of the Government of the Transvaal :: Administrateur van de Regering van de Transvaal.
[2] The Royal Commission appointing Shepstone to be Administrator of the Transvaal Territory remained valid to 5 Jun 1880.
[3] Lanyon administered the government of the Transvaal Territory in the absence of Shepstone and, from 28 May 1879, pending the taking office by a Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Transvaal Territory. During the absences of Governor Wolseley from Pretoria, he intermittently administered the government until 5 Jun 1880 when his substantial appointment as the Adminstrator became effective.
[4] The appointment of Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Transvaal Territory by the Royal Commission of 28 May 1878 provided for validity of the commissions of the administrators of the Transvaal (Shepstone and Lanyon) when a) the appointee was present in Transvaal (Lanyon), and b) was required to assume executive functions temporarily in the absence of the Governor.
[5] Wolseley departed from South Africa on 25 May 1880. The Royal Commission appointing Wolseley to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Transvaal Territory remained valid to 5 Jun 1880.
[6] Lanyon departed from South Africa in May 1881. The Royal Commission appointing Lanyon to be Administrator of the Government continued to be valid until 8 Aug 1881 when the Transvaal Territory (Province) ceased to be part of the dominions of the British Crown.
[7] Administered the government in the absence of Lanyon.
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