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WPHC 25 : Secret and confidential correspondence relating to Tonga and Pitcairn.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-2003/1-WPHC 25

Scope and Contents

I. Confidential correspondence files relating to Pitcairn and Tonga, 1–100 series. 1942 – 1954. (1937 – 1951). II. Secret correspondence files relating to Pitcairn and Tonga, 1–100 series 1942 – 1954. (1929 – 1952).

When the Western Pacific High Commission was transferred from Suva to Honiara in 1952 the classified files covered by this list were transferred to the Pitcairn and Tonga Office in Suva which had been established to take over the administration of British relations with Pitcairn and Tonga from the WPHC.These records were subsequently transferred to archival custody in the former Central Archives of Fiji and the Western Pacific High Commission. When this Archives was abolished in October 1970 they were transferred to the newly established Western Pacific Archives, an agency of the Western Pacific High Commission. They are registered under the WPHC 1–100 series which is also represented in the following WPA lists: WPHC 6/I : Confidential correspondence files. WPHC 9/I : Registers and Indexes. WPHC 9/II : General correspondence files. WPHC 11/I : Secret correspondence files. WPHC 23/II : General correspondence files relating to Pitcairn and Tonga. WPHC 24/III : Card indexes to classified correspondence.


  • 1942 - 1954


Conditions Governing Access

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


0.4 metres (2 boxes)

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

Inventory of secret and confidential correspondence, relating to Tonga and Pitcairn, of the Western Pacific High Commission (WPHC 25).
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Repository Details

Part of the Western Pacific Archives, University of Auckland Repository

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Auckland 1010 New Zealand
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