Flag of Goshen

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The flag of Goshen was the official flag of the short-lived South African territory of Goshen from 1883 to 1885.

History[edit]

The state of Goshen arose from a war in Bechuanaland in 1881-82. It was established by a group of mercenaries who had fought in the war. Goshen's independence was short-lived, though, as it was occupied by British forces in March 1885, and was later incorporated into British Bechuanaland.

The executive council resolved on 5 March 1883 that the flag which they had flown during the war would be the official flag of their new state.

Description[edit]

The flag was evidently modelled on the 'vierkleur' Flag of the South African Republic. The official description was :

Green against the hoist, and across from it black, white and red below each other.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ploeger, J. (1988). ' Die vlag en wapen van die Republiek Land Goosen' in Africana Notes & News (March 1988).

Sources[edit]

  • Burgers, A.P. (1997). Sovereign Flags over Southern Africa.
  • Burgers, A.P. (2008). The South African Flag Book.
  • Ploeger, J. (1988). ' Die vlag en wapen van die Republiek Land Goosen' in Africana Notes & News (March 1988).

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