OVB or OVF - That is the question!!

There has been much discussion lately on both the Helpers and Coordinators Lists as to when to use OVB and OVF.

The following list has kindly been prepared by Janet Connochie of New Zealand as a guide and I thought it appropriate to list here::

Colonies & Dependencies of the United Kingdom in 1893 (OVB)

EUROPE
Gibraltar
Malta &c.
Cyprus

ASIA
Ceylon
Hong Kong
Straits Settlements
Malay States
Labuan
North Borneo
Sarawak

AFRICA
Ascension
Cape &c.
Basutoland
British Bechuanaland
Bechuanaland Protectorate
Natal
Zululand
Mauritius &c.
Seychelles
St. Helena
Sierra Leone
Gambia
Gold Coast Colony
Lagos
Niger & Oil Rivers Protectorate
Sphere of operations of Br. S. Africa Co. and Nyassaland
Somali Protectorate, Socotra, Zanzibar, Pemba, and sphere of British
Imp. East Africa Company

AMERICA
Bermuda
Canada
Newfoundland & Labrador
British Guiana
British Honduras
Falkland Islands

WEST INDIES
Bahamas
Barbadoes
Jamaica
Turks Island
Trinidad and Tobago
Grenada
St Lucia
St Vincent
Leeward Islands - Antigua &c., Dominica, Montserrat, St Kitts and
Nevis, Virgin Islands

AUSTRALASIA
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
West Australia
Tasmania
New Zealand
Fiji
New Guinea

The statistics are totalled as follows

Total for Colonies (above)
India and Burmah
Indian Feudatory States
United Kingdom

to give totals for the Empire

I hope this answers some of the questions out there.

Best wishes
Janet Connochie
Christchurch, NZ