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Fifth tranche of colonial administration records released
26 April 2013
We are working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transfer and begin releasing colonial administration records, referred to as the 'migrated archives' between April 2012 and November 2013. This is in accordance with FCO's published timeline on GOV.UK.
The fifth tranche of colonial administration records is now available to view in the reading rooms at The National Archives. This release contains records from Ceylon, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, New Hebrides, Nigeria, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Palestine, Sierra Leone and Singapore.
Also contained within the records on Mauritius are papers relating to Princess Margaret's visit to Mauritius, September to October 1956 (catalogue reference: FCO 141/12043).
Searching the records
A guide to the newly-released files provides more information on how to search the records.
The collection is part of record series FCO 141: Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Records of Former Colonial Administrations: Migrated Archives.
The records cover a wide range of subject matter relating to colonial administration. The material reflects events in the territories generally pre-independence and the views of Her Majesty's Government's at that time.
For up to date information about the records and ongoing release, see our Colonial administration records page.
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