Colonial Office and Predecessors: New South Wales Original Correspondence

Reference:
CO 201
Title:
Colonial Office and Predecessors: New South Wales Original Correspondence
Description:

This series contains original correspondence relating to New South Wales. Also includes correspondence relating to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) up to 1825.

Date:
1783-1900
Arrangement:

Bound volumes arranged chronologically within the following subject headings: Despatches (letters of the governors), Offices (letters of government departments and other organisations) and Individuals (arranged alphabetically). Each volume with a contents list, or précis of each letter giving name of correspondent, date of letter and subject matter. In the early period there are separate volumes for Port Jackson, Norfolk Island, Hobart Town and Port Dalrymple. The series includes a large number of case volumes.

Related Material:
For later correspondence relating to Van Diemen's Land see CO 280
For registers to this correspondence before 1849 see CO 326
For registers to this correspondence after 1849 see CO 360
For correspondence after 1900 see CO 418
For indexed précis of correspondence see CO 714
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Copies held at:
Microfilm copy available at the National Library of Australia, the State Library of Victoria, and the
State Library of New South Wales, Mitchell Library, Australia
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Physical description:
629 volume(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

New South Wales was named by Captain Cook who landed at Botany Bay in 1770. In 1788 a settlement was founded. In 1901 New South Wales joined the new Commonwealth of Australia.

Originally New South Wales administered much of eastern Australia. Tasmania was separated in 1825, Victoria in 1851 and Queensland in 1859. New Zealand was also under New South Wales until 1841.

Found an error? Suggest a correction to help improve our descriptions.

Suggest a correction for this record

Fields marked with * are mandatory.

Your details

If you provide your details, we will contact you within 10 working days if we cannot act on your suggestion


User Tags

Users have not yet tagged this record

  • You need to sign in to tag records. If you don't have an account please register.

User Collaboration

Use the form below to include your knowledge of this record. If your description includes any citable references, please add these to the "Citable References?" field on the right, remebering to seperate each reference with a comma, for example (FO 176/1/1, FO 178/2/1, and so on...)

Description
Citable References?

Related research guides