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NHBS 5: Records.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-2003/1-NHBS 5

Scope and Contents

I. Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths. 1903–1949. II. Passport records. 1916–1918. III. Passenger lists, air and sea. 1951–1961. IV. Registers of Prosecutions, etc. 1927–1956. V. Records relating to Joint Regulations and Joint Court Rules and Decisions. 1906–1956. VI. Miscellaneous reports relating to New Hebrides administration etc. 1955–1973. VII. District Reports 1953–1971. VIII. Royal and Official Visits. 1959–1971. IX. Records relating to shipping including Log Books, and Agreements and Lists of Crew. 1925–1971 X. Papers relating to Town Planning and Public Works Projects, etc. 1959–1971 XI. Cash Books and Monthly Abstracts. 1925–1954 XII. Various Maps and Plans. 1910–1965


  • 1903 - 1973


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.


3.65 metres (1 v. + 17 boxes)

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

Inventory of the records of the New Hebrides British Service (NHBS 5).
Western Pacific Archive
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Repository Details

Part of the Western Pacific Archives, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1010 New Zealand
+64 9 9238060