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BCT 3: Secret and confidential correspondence files, subject prefix series.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-Archives-2003/1-BCT 3

Scope and Contents

These records form part of the Western Pacific Archives (MSS & Archives 2003/1).

Dates

  • 1916 - 1968
  • Majority of material found within 1954 - 1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

RESTRICTED. Access requires the permission of the Special Collections Manager.

Biographical / Historical

Although Tonga has been a constitutional monarchy since 1875, under treaties of friendship of 1879 and 1900 the kingdom ceded control of its foreign affairs to Great Britain represented by the British Agent and Consul who reported to the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific. This situation remained until 1970 when Tonga became fully independent.

Extent

3.5 metres (17 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Location

In off-site storage. Expect delay of 12-24 hours from time of order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formally transferred by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office to the University Library on 9 October 2002.
Title
Inventory of records of the Secret and confidential correspondence files, subject prefix series, of the British Agent and Consul, Tonga (BCT 3).
Status
Completed
Author
Western Pacific Archives
Date
1977
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, The University of Auckland Repository

Contact:
5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand