New colonial administration documents released
Ceylon, Cyprus, Fiji, the Gambia among new records available now.
This is the second tranche of colonial administration records now available to view in the reading rooms at The National Archives. This release contains records from Basutoland, the Cameroons, Ceylon, Cyprus, Fiji, the Gambia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, and Gold Coast.
The records cover a wide range of subject matter relating to colonial administration, generally pre- pre-independence and reflecting the Government’s views at that time.
The National Archives has produced a guide to the new records: Guide to the second tranche of records (PDF, 0.35Mb)
The collection is part of record series FCO 141: Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Records of Former Colonial Administrations: Migrated Archives. The National Archives is working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transfer and begin releasing colonial administration records, April 2012 and November 2013, in accordance with the published timeline on the FCO website.
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