Inventory of the Archives of the Magistrate of Graaff-Reinet, 1781 -

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Geschiedenis van de archiefvormers
The first form of administration in the area, which later constituted the Graaff-Reinet district, was an official appointed in October 1780 as "Commandant of the Lands in the East".
After numerous petitions to the council of Policy a magistrate was eventually appointed for the Graaff-Reinet district on 13 December 1785.
The magistrate acted as chairman of the slave office, clerk of the peace, representative of the orphan chamber, chairmman of the matrimonial court etc.