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Inward Despatch and Letter Books – A and F Series

From the 1840's until after World War II all outward despatches were copied into letter books.   

The A series of volumes consist of two volumes and are transcriptions of early F volumes.  They cover the period 22 July 1841 to 8 May 1849.

The F series of volumes consist of eighty-five volumes, commencing with Governor Moody, and cover the period 22 July 1841 to 31 December 1943.  Volumes F31, F34, F36, F37, F39 and F43 contain circular despatches.  Volumes F59 and F60 contain telegrams inwards and Outwards and are available as a separate page.  Volume F5 is not held in the Archives and it is not known whether this is a numbering error or if the book was lost in fire.

It should be noted that these volumes are scanned in the order they have been written and are not necessarily in date order and a number of the books have numbering errors.  To reduce handling and unnecessary stress on the volumes blank pages have not been scanned and not all pages are legible either due to fading or damage.

NB: Work on scanning these volumes is ongoing.


pdfF61. Despatches Inwards - January 1921 to December 1921.pdf15.29 MB

pdfF62. Miscellaneous Despatches Inwards - February 1921 to December 1924.pdf13.65 MB

pdfF63. Despatches Inwards - January 1922 to December 1922.pdf35.38 MB

pdfF64. Despatches Inwards - January 1923 to December 1923.pdf26.29 MB



While every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy the Jane Cameron National Archives does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in these records.


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