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Published date: 27 July 2012

The printed papers of colonial governments held by the Colonial Office, including government gazettes and sessional papers of colonial assemblies and parliaments, contain a wealth of detail for historians and genealogists. This podcast outlines the content of the printed papers from the first half of the 19th century to the end of empire; a rich but underused resource.

Dan Gilfoyle studied history at the universities of the Witwatersrand, London and Oxford. He is a records specialist at The National Archives and has written a number of publications on the history of science in the colonies.

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