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These printed booklets were produced by the British Government for each of their overseas possessions and were originally based on the Blue Books*.  They contain summaries of statistics and activities for the Colony and Dependencies over the relevant period. Production of the reports was suspended during World War II.  

The last annual report was produced in 1949 and thereafter until 1975 they were biennial reports. The reports were illustrated with black and white photographs from 1947 onwards.

Period Covered: 1887 to 1938; and 1947 to 1974/75. 

Status: Complete

The Colonial Annual Reports for the Falkland Islands can also be accessed in the National Archives, London, England.


pdf1887 to 1910.pdf20.7 MB

pdf1911 to 1930.pdf20.75 MB

pdf1931 to 1938.pdf15.2 MB

pdf1947 to 1955.pdf22.71 MB

pdf1956 to 1965.pdf24.75 MB

pdf1966 to 1975.pdf27.14 MB


* The Blue Books (named after the blue paper the forms were printed on) were produced locally annually and contain statistical records for the Falkland Islands.  The Blue Books list names, salaries and dates of appointment of government employees and information on trade, shipping, land use, schools and local organisations.  The Blue Books for the Falkland Islands can be accessed online at They may also be accessed in the National Archives, London, England. 


Copyright guide

It should be noted that scans up to 100 years ago have been provided in good faith for users by the Jane Cameron National Archives on the basis that publications from the 19th and early 20th century are out of copyright however later publications are still under Crown Copyright.

Copies of government records may be used freely for private research and educational purposes.  If material is to be used for commercial publication, exhibition or broadcast the written permission of the Jane Cameron National Archives must first be obtained. Whenever material from the Jane Cameron National Archives is reproduced in any form or in any medium, the user must acknowledge the Jane Cameron National Archives as the source and give all document references.  For non-government records it is your responsibility as the user to ensure that copyright is not infringed and any infringement that does occur is your responsibility.     


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.