Collection DOC 493 - Headquarters information notes

PMB DOC 493 Finding Aid

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Headquarters information notes


  • 1950-1961 (gaps) (Creation)

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2 reels; 35mm microfilm

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The Headquarters Information Notes was published by the Office of the Resident Commissioner, Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony, Bairiki, Tarawa. Reports include: shipping news; personnel changes and movements; film shows; tidal information (Tarawa); announcements and official messages; other general news.
A set, Nos.72/50-No.47/58, 20 Oct 1950-10 Oct 1958, was microfilmed at the National Archives of Fiji (Reel 1). A partially duplicate supplementary set of GEIC Ellice District Office copies, including some telegraphic correspondence with the Government Secretary at Tarawa, was microfilmed in the Tuvalu National Library and Archives (Reel 2).
The Headquarters Information Notes was succeeded by Colony Information Notes (GEIC Information Office, Bairiki, Tarawa), Jan 1963 +.

Reel 1 (Microfilmed at National Archives of Fiji.):
Nos.72-80, 20 Oct-30 Dec 1950
Nos.1-44, 9 Jan-31 Dec 1951
Nos.1-51, 9 Jan-31 Dec 1952
Nos.1-56, 7 Jan 1953-5 Jan 1954
Nos.1-55, 12 Jan-28 Dec 1954
Nos.1-60, 4 Jan-30 Dec 1955
Nos.1-54, 6 Jan-28 Dec 1956
Nos.1-55, 1 Jan-27 Dec 1957
Nos.1-47, 3 Jan-10 Oct 1958
Reel 2 (Microfilmed at Tuvalu National Library and Archives.):
No.25, 1 Jul 1952-No.46, 9 Nov 1954 (gaps)
No.47, 16 Nov 1954-No.29, 28 Jun 1957 (gaps)
No.30, 5 Jul 1957-No.56, 12 Dec 1958 (gaps)
No.57, 12 Dec 1958
No.58, 19 Dec 1958
No.59, 24 Dec 1958
No.1, 2 Jan 1959-No.13, 30 Mar 1961 (gaps).
See Finding aids for details.

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National Archives of Fiji and the Tuvalu National Library and Archives, Funafuti, at TUV 8/I, GEIC, F.21/2/6, Vols.1-4.

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These records were copied by PMB for the British Library's Endangered Archives Project EAP110, reference EAP110/1/19. Digital copies can be accessed via the British Library catalogue at:

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