Published date: 29 November 2013

Diplomatic and Colonial Records Specialist David Gilfoyle introduces the eighth and final tranche of files, now available on site at The National Archives, Kew.

The National Archives has been working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transfer and release colonial administration records, referred to as the ‘migrated archives’, between April 2012 and November 2013, in accordance with the published timeline on GOV.UK.

The collection will form record series FCO 141: Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Records of Former Colonial Administrations: Migrated Archives. The records cover a wide range of subject matter relating to colonial administration. The material reflects events in the territories generally pre-independence and reflects Her Majesty’s Government’s views at the time.

This release contains records from Malta, Singapore, Tanganyika, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indian Federation, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, West Indies Development and Welfare Organisation (WIDWO), Western Pacific and Zanzibar, Kenya Land Transfer Programme and Files Relating to the Migrated Archives.

Leave a comment


You can find help on how to download and listen to our podcasts in our quick guide to getting started. If you wish to re-use any part of a podcast, please note that copyright in the podcasts and transcripts in some cases belongs to the speakers, not to the Crown. Please contact the Copyright Officer with queries. If commenting, please be aware of our moderation policy.


Select an option to receive our free podcast series, using either RSS or iTunes. See our help guide for more information on podcast subscription.