Orange River Colony
31 May 1902 - 31 May 1910
Incorporated into South Africa
The independent Boer repulic of the Orange Free State was annexed by Britain during the Second Boer War on 28th May 1900.
- On 4th January 1901, it became known as the Orange River Colony.
- The signing of the Treaty of Vereeniging on 31st May 1902
ended the war and officially gave control of the territory
- On 6th December 1906, the colony gained self-rule.
- On 31st May 1910, the Orange River Colony was united (as the Orange Free State Province) with the Cape Colony, Natal, and the Transvaal to become the Union of South Africa.
- The Orange River Colony is now the Free State Province within the independent Republic of South Africa.