Catalogue description Government gazettes from the colonies

Details of Division within CO
Reference: Division within CO
Title: Government gazettes from the colonies
Description:

Contains government gazettes which were the official newspapers produced by most colonies and dominions. Although the content of the gazettes varies between colonies, generally they provide information on a variety of subjects including the economy, population, government, sanitation, communications, meteorology and crime. They include minutes and proclamations by the governor; notices of appointments; the texts of ordinances and various notices, for example of sales of land and of shipping intelligence; calls for tenders and advertisements of trade marks.

Also included are notices from particular bodies, such as the Currency Commissioners and reports of the proceedings of municipal Councils. Other statistical reports may be contained which have information on births and deaths, the incidence of disease, and weather observations. The gazettes may also include supplements, for example the colonial weekly police circulars The Hue and Cry.

Africa

  • British Bechuanaland CO 451
  • British South Africa Company CO 455
  • Cape Colony CO 52
  • Griqualand West CO 109
  • Natal CO 182
  • North-Eastern Rhodesia CO 669
  • North Rhodesia CO 670
  • Nyasaland CO 541
  • Orange Free State CO 662
  • Orange River Colony CO 597
  • South Africa High Commission CO 548
  • Southern Rhodesia CO 815
  • South West Africa CO 738
  • Transvaal CO 294
  • Union of South Africa CO 552

  • East Africa and Uganda Protectorate CO 457
  • East Africa Common Services Organisation and East Africa Community CO 1050
  • East Africa High Commission CO 921
  • Kenya CO 542
  • Somaliland CO 922
  • Sudan CO 675
  • Tanganyika CO 737
  • Uganda CO 612
  • Zanzibar CO 689

  • Gambia CO 460
  • Gold Coast CO 99
  • Lagos CO 150
  • Nigeria CO 658
  • Northern Nigeria CO 586
  • Sierra Leone CO 271
  • Southern Nigeria CO 591

  • British North Borneo (Sabah) CO 855
  • Brunei CO 985
  • Ceylon CO 58
  • Federated Malay States CO 574
  • Federation of Malaya CO 930
  • Hong Kong CO 132
  • Johore CO 653
  • Kedah and Perlis CO 819
  • Kelantan CO 928
  • Labuan CO 573
  • Malacca (Melaka) CO 929
  • Negri Sembilan, Sungei Ujong and Jelebu CO 463
  • Pahang CO 466
  • Penang CO 933
  • Perak CO 467
  • Perlis CO 931
  • Sarawak CO 604
  • Selangor CO 469
  • Singapore CO 932
  • Straits Settlements CO 276
  • Sungei Ujong CO 475
  • Trengganu CO 909
  • Wei-Hai-Wei CO 744

  • Falkland Islands CO 458
  • St Helena and Dependencies CO 251

  • Commonwealth of Australia CO 559
  • New South Wales CO 205
  • New Zealand CO 212
  • Queensland CO 237
  • South Australia CO 16
  • Tasmania CO 283
  • Victoria CO 312
  • Western Australia CO 21

  • Irish Free State CO 785

  • Mauritius CO 171
  • Seychelles CO 470

  • Cyprus CO 70
  • Gibraltar CO 94
  • Malta CO 162

  • Aden CO 853
  • Iraq CO 813
  • Palestine CO 742

  • Alberta CO 556
  • British Columbia CO 63
  • Canada CO 46
  • Manitoba CO 577
  • New Brunswick CO 192
  • Newfoundland CO 198
  • Northwest Territories CO 216
  • Nova Scotia and Cape Breton CO 593
  • Ontario CO 595
  • Prince Edward Island CO 230
  • Quebec CO 602
  • Saskatchewan CO 605
  • Vancouver Island CO 308

  • Western Pacific High Commission CO 692
  • British New Guinea (Papua) CO 453
  • Fiji CO 86
  • Gilbert & Ellice Islands (Tuvalu, Kiribati) CO 1051
  • New Guinea (former German territory) CO 667
  • New Hebrides (Vanuatu) CO 829
  • Tonga CO 676

  • Anguilla CO 242
  • Antigua CO 1049
  • Bahamas CO 564
  • Barbados CO 32
  • Bermuda CO 647
  • British Guiana CO 115
  • British Honduras CO 127
  • Cayman Islands CO 1019
  • Dominica CO 75
  • Grenada CO 105
  • Jamaica CO 141
  • Leeward Islands CO 156
  • Nevis and St Christopher (St Kitts) CO 242
  • St Lucia CO 257
  • St Vincent CO 264
  • Tobago CO 289
  • Trinidad CO 299
  • Turks and Caicos Islands CO 681

Date: 1794-1990
Arrangement:

Most volumes are indexed by subject and name. The arrangement of the indexes varies, but they are usually divided into parts by subject, for example legal and judicial and land. These parts are further divided by subject.

Related material:

For later Government Gazettes, see the Records of the Dominions Office,

Division within DO

Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 112 series

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