Catalogue description Colonial Office: Fiji, Original Correspondence

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Reference: CO 83
Title: Colonial Office: Fiji, Original Correspondence

This series contains original correspondence relating to Fiji.

Date: 1860-1951

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 a précis of each letter giving name of correspondent, date of letter and subject matter. From 1926 correspondence is arranged in subject files.

Related material:

For later correspondence see CO 1023

For earlier correspondence see FO 58

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(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 261 volume(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Unpublished finding aids:

For registers of this correspondence see CO 419, except for the period 1863 to 1871 when it is registered in CO 374.

Administrative / biographical background:

Fiji was ceded to Britain on 10 October 1874. A governor was appointed the following year.

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