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Duration 32:54

Colonial lives, careers and policies: researching printed papers of the British colonial governments

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.