Catalogue description Colonial Office: Tasmania, Original Correspondence

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Details of CO 280
Reference: CO 280
Title: Colonial Office: Tasmania, Original Correspondence

Correspondence relating to Tasmania, including some with the Van Diemen's Land Company and the Australian Agricultural Company.

Date: 1824-1900

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. The series includes some case volumes.

Related material:

See also CO 201

See also CO 282

See also CO 408

For correspondence after 1900 see CO 418

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: 403 volume(s)
Unpublished finding aids:

For registers and an alphabetical index to correspondence for 1820-1866 see CO 714/148-153. For entry books of out-letters 1825 to 1872 see CO 408. For registers of correspondence before 1849 see CO 326, for separate registers of correspondence from 1849 to 1900 see CO 370. For registers of out-letters 1873 to 1900 see CO 371

Administrative / biographical background:

Until 1825 Tasmania (until 1854 known as Van Diemen's Land) was a dependency of New South Wales, after this date it became a separate colony. In 1901 Tasmania became a state within the new Commonwealth of Australia.

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