The collection comprises of inward and outward dispatches to the Governors office.
Tasmania, Governors Office collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Tasmania, Governors Office
- Dates of Creation1832-1853
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionDispatches (1 microfilm)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Following the settlement of the colony by the British in 1803, Tasmania (or Van Diemen's Land as it was then called) initially had two lieutenant governors, one in Hobart and one in Launceston. From 1812, one lieutenant governor administered the whole state. The duties of the Governors Office covered a variety of subjects connected with the administration of the colony, including requests by settlers for land and convict administration. The first governor was appointed in 1856 when Tasmania became a fully self-governing state.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Tasmanian government and Tasmanian State Archives and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034
Other Finding Aids
Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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