Collection MS 1214 - High Commission, Fiji, pamphlets

PMB MS 1214 Finding Aid Western Pacific Orders in Council 'Correspondence respecting New Guinea (with map)' 'Correspondence relating to the Cession of Rotumah' 'Islands of the Western Pacific. Commodore Wilson to Secretary of Admiralty' 'Report on the Pearl-Shell Fisheries of Torres Straits' 'Australia. Report Relative to Protection of Harbours, Trade, Coaling Depots, &c.' 'Labour Trade in the Western Pacific' 'Minutes of the Proceedings of the Intercolonial Conference held at Sydney, January 1881' 'Intercolonial Conference held at Sydney. Minutes of the Proceedings for, with subsequent memoran...
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High Commission, Fiji, pamphlets


  • 1874-1881 (Creation)

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Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, first Baron Stanmore (1829-1912) was born in London and served from 1854 to 1857 as a member of the House of Commons. Gordon served as Governor of Trinidad (1866-1870), Mauritius (1871-1874), Fiji (1875-1880), New Zealand (1880-1882) and Ceylon (1883-1890). From 1877 to 1882 he also served as High Commissioner and Consul-General for the Western Pacific.

A collection of 33 pamphlets, bound in one volume, formed by Sir Arthur Gordon when Governor of Fiji and Western Pacific High Commissioner, consisting of parliamentary papers and printed correspondence relating to Western Pacific islands other than Fiji, including New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the New Hebrides. The pamphlets also include: reports on the cesssion of Rotuma, pearl shell fisheries in the Torres Strait, the labour trade, the Intercolonial Conference of 1881; papers relating to conflicts, kidnappings and murders in the islands involving the ships “Borealis”, “Sandfly”, “Aurora”, “Leslie”, “Winifred”, “Miranda”, “Isabelle”, “Cormorant”, together with reports by Commodore Wilson on murders on the coast of New Guinea; general reports on conditions and commerce in the islands by W. Seed and Sterndale; Capt. W.H. Marshall’s report on his observations of the Ellice, Gilbert, Marshall and Caroline Islands in the HMS “Emerald”, 1881.
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See also PMB 1213 and 1215.

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Institution: National Library of Australia
Address: Parkes Place West, Canberra ACT 2600
Country: Australia

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At the time of microfilming, these papers were held at Hallstrom Collection, on loan to the University of New South Wales Library, Sydney.

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