Collection MS 1307 - District office, Funafuti, general correspondence files (new series), C.1963-1970; Western Pacific Archives Tuv 9.

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AU PMB MS 1307


District office, Funafuti, general correspondence files (new series), C.1963-1970; Western Pacific Archives Tuv 9.


  • c.1963-1970 (c.1929-1970) (Creation)

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Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, Tuvalu became a British protectorate in 1892, and in 1916 the islands became part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony. Tuvalu was administrered as a single administrative unit from the district headquarters in Funafuti. American military bases were set up at Funafuti, Nanumea and Nukufetau in 1942. Funafuti became the administrative centre of the colony for the period of the Japanese occupation of Nauru and the Gilbert Islands. The colonial headquarters shifted to Tarawa after the War. Tuvalu was granted self-government on 1 October 1975.

General correspondence files from the Office of the District Commissioner, Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony, Ellice Islands District, as arranged by the Western Pacific Archives, including the following series:
TUV9/I Indexes and registers of general correspondence (new series), 1963-c.1970.
TUV9/II General correspondence files (new series), 1963-c.1970 (c.1929-1970).
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Available for reference. Access for research purposes only. Not to be reproduced without written permission of the Tuvalu National Library and Archives, Private Mail Bag, Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu.

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Tuvalu National Library and Archives

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These records were copied by PMB for the British Library's Endangered Archives Project EAP110, items under series reference EAP110/1/9. Digital copies can be accessed via the British Library catalogue at:

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