Blue Books

Fiji Blue Book 1893

Blue books were used to send data back to the Colonial Office in London about how the Colony was doing. Every Colony had to send one every year, including Fiji. From what I can find out they started in 1876 and finished in 1940. The task usually fell to the office of the Colonial Secretary. Blue … [Read more...]

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

HCPP Fiji

Before Fiji was ceded to Great Britain in 1874 there was quite a bit of documentation flowing backwards and forwards between various members of the British Government, and much of it was printed and distributed for the benefit of the Members of the House of Commons. Once Fiji became a colony there … [Read more...]

Historical Records of Australia

HRA I vol6 p683

The Historical Records of Australia was an attempt to make the records of the Colonial Office relevant to the Australian colonies available here in Australia. Series One was published  in 26 volumes in 1914-1925 and consists of the New South Wales Governors' despatches to and from England. These … [Read more...]