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A region of northeast South Africa. Inhabited by Bantu peoples, the area was settled by Boer farmers who formed an independent state, called the South African Republic, in the 1850s. Great Britain annexed the territory in 1877, and the discovery of gold in 1886 led to an influx of settlers, further tensions between the British and the Boers, and the eventual formation of the Transvaal as a crown colony (1902) after the Boer War. Transvaal became a part of South Africa in 1910.
But the Transvaal War of 1899-1902, to which Australia sent 6310 volunteers (principally mounted rifles), and the gradual increase of military sentiment, brought the question more to the front, and more and more attention was given to making Australian defence a matter of local concern.
Of the western frontier of the Transvaal and 15 m.