Empire Marketing Board 1927; 'Highways of Empire'. Artist: MacDonald Gill. Catalogue reference: CO 956/537 A

27 July 2012

The National Archives is working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transfer and begin releasing colonial administration records, referred to as the 'migrated archives' between April 2012 and November 2013, in accordance with the published timeline on the FCO website.

The second tranche of colonial administration records is now available to view in the reading rooms at The National Archives. This release contains records from Basutoland, the Cameroons, Ceylon, Cyprus, Fiji, the Gambia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, and Gold Coast.

A guide to the newly-released files has been published on The National Archives' website and provides more information on how to search the records.

Guide to the second tranche of records (PDF, 0.35Mb)

The collection is part of record series FCO 141: Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Records of Former Colonial Administrations: Migrated Archives.

The records cover a wide range of subject matter relating to colonial administration. The material reflects events in the territories generally pre-independence and Her Majesty's Government's views at that time.

For up to date information about the records and ongoing release, see our colonial administration records web page.

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