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Colonial Secretary's Letters

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A Genealogy Treasure Trove Peter Broun - Colonial Secretary 1828-1846

Colonial Secretary's Office - Inwards Correspondence

The CSO's inwards correspondence Letters from 1829 to June 1835 have been indexed by WAGS member Graham Bown on behalf of the Society’s Special Interest Group, the Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838.

The letters are indexed by author and by name, both are now available in our Members Only Area (MOA).

Link to the CSO's Inwards Correspondence - you must be logged in first.

The Colonial Secretary’s Inward Correspondence contains many letters from private individuals, either individually or collectively, as well as from Government officials, and contain a number of proclamations and instructions relating to the administration and structure of the Colony.

These letters form Volumes 1 to 40 of the Inward Correspondence, with the exception of Volume 3 which has been lost for many years

Letters from 1829 to June 1835 have been indexed in two ways:

  • Author Index – noting the author and a 200 character summary of the content
  • Names Index – listing all names referred to in the correspondence with a 50 character summary

WAGS acknowledges the tireless work of past President and long time member Graham Bown in compiling these indexes, and thanks Graham for making the indexes available to members via the WAGS website.

We are indebted to the State Records Office of Western Australia for allowing access to the many microfilms of these letters filed under Accession 36.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 12:26

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