NRS 1286: Returns of the Colony, 1822-1870

This list contains:

'Blue Books' 1822-1857

Fiche* Year Item
438 1822 [4/251]
439 1823 [4/251, 4/252]
  1824 Not held
440-441 1825 [4/253]
442-443 1826 [4/254, 4/254A]
444-445 1827 [4/255]
446-447 1828 [4/257, 2/867]
448-449 1829 [4/258, 4/259]
450-452 1830 [4/260, 4/261, 4/261A]
453-454 1831 [4/262, 4/262A]
455-457 1832 [4/263]
458-460 1833 [4/264]
461-464 1834 [4/265]
465-467 1835 [4/266, 4/266A]
468-470 1836 [4/267, 4/268]
471-474 1837 [4/269]
475-478 1838 [4/270]
479-483 1839 [4/271]
484-488 1840 [4/272]
489-493 1841 [4/273]
494-499 1842 [4/274]
500-505 1843 [4/275, 4/276]
506-510 1844 [4/277]
511-516 1845 [4/278]
517-522 1846 [4/279]
523-529 1847 [4/280]
530-536 1848 [4/281]
537-545 1849 [4/282]
546-554 1850 [4/283]
555-562 1851 [4/284]
563-570 1852 [4/285]
571-577 1853 [4/286]
578-585 1854 [4/287]
586-594 1855 [4/288]
595-604 1856 [4/289]
605-613 1857 [4/290]

* In producing the Blue Books in the microfiche format, when more than one Blue Book for a particular year is held by State Records, the Blue Books were compared. The microfiche edition in these cases is often a composite from the extant volumes in order to produce as complete a set of returns as possible for each year.

Public Service Lists, 1858-1870

This is a continuation of the relevant part of the previous list. From 1858 to 1861 the statistical Returns of the Colony (Blue Books), contained a section listing members of the Executive Council, Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly; officers of the Civil Establishments, by department; an Ecclesiastical Return arranged by church; a return of pensions paid; and a list of foreign consuls. This section has been extracted from the Returns of the Colony and filmed in this series under the title Public Service Lists. There is an index to the officers of the Civil Establishments only at the beginning of each year. From 1862 to 1870 the Public Service Lists were published separately from the statistical Returns of the Colony, with an alphabetical index to contents and an index to officers of the Civil Establishments included in the front of each annual volume. For these years lists for the following are generally included:

  • Succession of Governors
  • Ecclesiastical Establishments
  • Parliaments (from 1863)
  • Education
  • Ministeries
  • Pensions
  • Executive Council
  • Foreign Consuls
  • Legislative Council
  • Returning Officers
  • Legislative Assembly
  • Guardians of Minors (from 1864)
  • Civil Establishments

For public servants, the office, the officer's name, date of appointment, by whom appointed, annual salary, and date of first appointment under the Colonial Government are recorded.

Fiche Year Contents
807 1858 Index of officers, pp. i-xiii
    Lists
  1859 Index of officers, pp. 9-23
    Lists, pp. 51-81
808 1859 Lists, pp. 82-107, 113
  1860 Index of officers, pp. 9-24
    Lists
809 1861 Index of officers, pp. 9-26
    Lists
810 1862 Alphabetical index to contents, pp. iii-iv
    Index of officers, pp. v-xxxiii
    Lists
811 1863 Alphabetical index to contents, pp. iii-iv
    Index of officers, pp. v-xxix
    Lists
812 1864 Alphabetical index to contents, pp. iii-iv
    Index of officers, pp. v-xxxii
    Lists, pp. 1-87
813 1864 Lists, pp. 88-97
  1865 Alphabetical index to contents, pp. v-vi
    Index of officers, pp. vii-xxxv
    Lists, pp. 1-75
814 1865 Lists, pp. 76-96
  1866 Alphabetical index to contents, pp. v-vi
    Index of officers, pp. vii-xxxv
    Lists, pp. 1-65
815 1866 Lists, pp. 66-97
  1867 Alphabetical index to contents, pp. v-vi
    Index of officers, pp. vii-xxxvii
    Lists, pp. 1-51
816 1867 Lists, pp. 52-101
  1868 Alphabetical index to contents, pp. v-vi
    Index of officers, pp. vii-xxxvii
    Lists, pp. 1-33
817 1868 Lists, pp. 34-90
  1869 Alphabetical index to contents, pp. v-vii
    Index of officers, pp. ix-xxvii
    Lists, pp. 1-35
818 1869 Lists, pp. 36-97
  1870 Alphabetical index to contents, pp. v-vii
    Index of officers, pp. ix-xxviii
    Lists, pp. 1-31
819 1870 Lists, pp. 32-101

Public Service Lists, 1871-1960 are available only in the reading room on Reels 3609-3620.

A note about Civil Officers

The returns of Civil Officers, which are located in each of the Returns of the Colony (see the list above), have also been separately microfilmed and are available in State Records' Reading Room on the following reels:

Years Reel
1822-26 85
1826-36 86
1836-42 87
1842-47 88
1848-51 89
1851-54 90
1855-57 91
 

SHORT GUIDES
Content in this NRS List first appeared in Short Guide 3 - Returns of the Colony, 'Blue Books' 1822-57 and the Guide to Using the Archives Resources Kit
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