Conquered Territory, noun phrase

In historical contexts. An area of the eastern Orange Free State bordering on the Kingdom of Lesotho, formerly the grazing and agricultural lands of the Basotho, but ceded to the Orange Free State by the treaty of Thaba Bosiu (1866). Also occasionally in the plural.
1909 G.Y. Lagden Basutos II. 450President Brand on January 13, 1869, summoned his Volksraad...Raiding was prevalent in the conquered territory; they were precluded from pursuing delinquents into British territory.
1924 G. Baumann in Baumann & Bright Lost Republic (1940) 103After the Basuto were defeated in 1865, part of Basutoland was ceded to the Free State (the Conquered Territory).
c1936 S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 605The Conquered Territory, about 30 miles broad, of which Ficksburg is the centre, runs along the Western slopes of the Maluti Mountains for a distance of about 100 miles,..and has been alluded to as ‘the Granary of South Africa’.
1948 E. Rosenthal Afr. Switzerland 62‘The Conquered Territory’ is the name..still given by South Africans to that wide strip of fertile country abutting on the eastern side of the Orange Free State...Among the Basuto it is regarded..as still forming a portion of their homeland.
1987 G. Viney Col. Houses 208The lush eastern crescent in the foothills of the Basutoland mountains — the so-called Conquered Territories.
1989 Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 161In terms of the treaty, the OFS claimed a large slice of Basotho land, which became known as the Conquered Territory.
An area of the eastern Orange Free State bordering on the Kingdom of Lesotho, formerly the grazing and agricultural lands of the Basotho, but ceded to the Orange Free State by the treaty of Thaba Bosiu (1866). Also occasionally in the plural.
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