Records of the Colonial Office passed into the custody of the Commonwealth Office when it was created in August 1966, and thence into the custody of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October 1968.
File series ran from 1963 to 1968
Selection and destruction information:
Selected under Acquisition Policy criterion 126.96.36.199, documenting UK relations with Swaziland.
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:
Under the Swaziland Order in Council of December 1963, responsibility for the administration of Swaziland passed from the High Commissioner to South Africa to the newly created post of Her Majesty's Commissioner in Swaziland. This arrangement continued until Swaziland attained independence as a Kingdom within the Commonwealth in September 1968. From this time the UK representative in Swaziland was designated High Commissioner.
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