Annual Reports of the Registrars of Co-operative Societies

Scope and Content

Despite regular title changes in the reports in this series the compiling of them remained the duty of individuals holding just two posts; until 1959 the Co-operative Societies Officer and since then the Registrar of Co-operative Societies. The reports contain detailed information regarding the progress of co-operation across the islands for the stated period and are particularly rich with statistical data. At the beginning of the reports an historical background of the co-operative movement is often included. Further details regarding staffing, visits from dignitaries and fellow co-operators are present along with the details of any overseas training courses attended by staff members. From 1976 the reports refer to the Gilbert Islands alone and the 1982 Report was published under Gilbert's new name, Kiribati.