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NHBS 13: Land records.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-2003/1-NHBS 13

Scope and Contents

I. Registers of Land Claims and of Indentures, Titles, Bills of Sale, etc. 1902–1953. II. Land Claims Applications for publication. 1913–1914. III. Copies of Land Claim Documents registered in Western Pacific High Commission Registers A, B, and C. 1912. IV. Card indexes to Land Claims, Caveats, etc. c. 1927–1940. V. Miscellaneous Deeds, Titles, etc. VI. Copies of sketch maps supporting Land Claims registered in Western Pacific High Commission Registers A and B. 1912. VII. Maps and plans relating mainly to Land subdivisions and surveys.


  • 1902 - 1940


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.


2.65 metres (1 v + 14 boxes)

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

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MSS & Archives 2003/1 WPHC 18: Western Pacific High Commission land records.

Inventory of land records of the New Hebrides British Service (NHBS 13).
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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