Catalogue description Colonial Office and Commonwealth Office: Office of the Her Majesty's Commissioner, Swaziland: Registered Files

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Details of CO 1063
Reference: CO 1063
Title: Colonial Office and Commonwealth Office: Office of the Her Majesty's Commissioner, Swaziland: Registered Files
Description:

This series contains records produced by the office of Her Majesty's Commissioner in Swaziland.

Date: 1966-1968
Related material:

Earlier records of the High Commissioner for South Africa concerning Swazialand are in

DO 119

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Her Majesty's Commissioner, Swaziland, 1963-1968

Physical description: 8 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2001

Custodial history: 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.
Accumulation dates: File series ran from 1963 to 1968
Selection and destruction information: Selected under Acquisition Policy criterion 2.2.1.3, documenting UK relations with Swaziland.
Accruals: 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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