Presented to His Excellency Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams G.C.M.G., C.B., Governor of the Orange River Colony by the Members and Staff of the O.R.C. Land Settlement Board on his leaving the Colony as a Memento of the Nine Years His Excellency has been theiresteemed Chief.
Unique original in gold by H. Renton, illuminalist original document, 343 x 432mm. 13½ x 17".
Major Sir Hamilton John Goold-Adams (1858-1920) was made Deputy Commissioner and late Lieutenant-Governor of the Orange River Colony under Governor Alfred Milner from 1901 to 1907, at which point which point he took over as Governor. The Orange River Colony was a British colony after Britain occupied then annexed the independent Orange Free State in the Second Boer War. The colony ceased to exixt in 1910, after which is was absorbed into the Union of South Africa as Orange Free State Province. For the nine years that Goold-Adams was in Africa, he held a position as chief of the Land Settlement Board to focus on the affairs of British families who chose to settle in the Orange River Colony.
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