The series comprises 13 minute books and 1 folder which furnish an account of the meetings of the Forestry, Mines and Lands Board's committee. In effect, the series documents the day-to-day decision-making processes of the Board as well as the activities undertaken by the Board in order to realise its statutory functions as laid down by the Forestry, Mines and Lands Act, 1950.
The Act was signed by the Lieutenant Governor, G R Bromet, on the 23 Jun 1950 and came into operation 11 Jul 1950. The earliest minuted meeting extant in the series - 18 May 1950 - occurs shortly before the Lieutenant Governor's assent was given to the Act and runs through until the dissolution of the Board in 1986.
Activities detailed in the minutes include but are not limited to: the election of Board members; the appointment of the Board's Secretary and Clerk; the appointment of Inspectors; the undertaking of surveys and the issuing of reports regarding the management of Board assets; the lease, sale and purchase of land; and the general day-to-day management of forestry and mineral assets held by the Board on the Island.