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NHBS 2: Records of the Resident Commissioner, Port Vila.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-Archives-2003/1-NHBS 2

Scope and Contents

I. Duplicate Despatches from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific, 1910–1939 and Despatches from the High Commissioner and Consul- General for the Western Pacific to the Resident Commissioner, New Hebrides. 1910–1911. II. Duplicate Circular Despatches from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific. 1914–1939. III. Despatches from the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific to the Resident Commissioner, New Hebrides. 1902–1939. IV. Despatches to the High Commissioner for the New Hebrides from the British Resident Commissioner, New Hebrides, 1907–1939, and Letters to the French Resident Commissioner, 1907–1911. V. Letters to the French Resident Commissioner for the British Resident Commissioner, New Hebrides. 1907–1939. VI. General Letters Outward of the British Resident Commissioner, New Hebrides. 1907–1939. VII. Prints of Correspondence regarding the New Hebrides. 1906–1913. These records form part of the Western Pacific Archives (MSS & Archives 2003/1).

Dates

  • 1902 - 1939

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Administrative History

The New Hebrides British Service was established under the Anglo-French New Hebrides Convention of 1906 which provided for joint rule of the New Hebrides by France and Great Britain. It formed part of the Western Pacific High Commission with a Resident Commissioner in Port Vila reporting to the High Commissioner, until the Commission ceased in 1978. The New Hebrides was renamed Vanuatu at independence in 1980.

Extent

14 metres

Language of Materials

English

Location

In off-site storage. Expect delay of 12-24 hours from time of order.
Title
Inventory of records of the Resident Commissioner, Port Vila (NHBS 2).
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