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BCT 1: General correspondence and miscellaneous records.

Identifier: MSS.Archives.2003/1.BCT 1

Scope and Contents

These records form part of: Great Britain. High Commission for Western Pacific Islands. Western Pacific archives (MSS & Archives 2003/1). Work on fully listing this collection is yet to be completed for further details of record sets 1-42 please see the older finding aid attached as a digital object below. For details of set 43: miscellaneous papers please use Manuscripts and Archives listing.


  • 1862-1959

Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

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

Administrative History

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.


24 metres

Physical Location

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

Inventory of records of the general correspondence and miscellaneous records, subject prefix series, of the British Agent and Consul, Tonga (BCT 1). MSS.Archives.2003/1.BCT 1
Western Pacific Archives
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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