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From Thursday 1st January 1891 the laws and ordinances of the Falkland Islands were published in the Falkland Islands Gazette. Earlier laws and ordinances may have been posted on the Government Official Gazette Board situated on Ross Road.


The Archives hold three volumes of handwritten copies of these early laws and ordinances:

  1. Volume E6 covers the period 1846 to 1853.

  2. Volume E7 covers the period 1850 to 1853.

  3. Volume E8 covers the period 1853 to 1876.

The Archives also hold a printed copy of the Laws and Ordinances of the Falkland Islands which covers the period 1843 to 1884.


pdfLaws Ordinances 1843-1884 - Part I.pdf31.63 MB

pdfLaws Ordinances 1843-1884 - Part II.pdf27.48 MB


Current laws and ordinances may be accessed by following the link to the Falkland Islands Statute Law database:-


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