The collection comprises of correspondence emanating from the Colonial Secretary's office regarding shipping in the colony.
Tasmania, Colonials Secretary's Office collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Tasmania, Colonial Secretary's Office
- Dates of Creation1831-1852
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 microfilm, 1 volume, 10 leaves)
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Colonial Secretary's Office of Tasmania (or Van Diemen's Land as it was then called) was first established on a permanent footing in 1808. The responsibilities of the Office covered a variety of subjects connected with the domestic administration of the colony, including requests by settlers for land, convict administration, clearances for ships and civil service appointments. All correspondence from other government officials passed through the colonial secretary to the colony's lieutenant governor.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Tasmania Archives and Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN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
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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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