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Colonial Secretary's Office papers, 1852-1854

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Record title

Colonial Secretary's Office papers, 1852-1854

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MLMSS 9466

Record identifier

1wN2ZrPn

Colonial Secretary's Office papers, 1852-1854

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Colonial Secretary's Office papers, 1852-1854

Full title

Colonial Secretary's Office papers, 1852-1854

Date

1852-1854

Call Numbers

MLMSS 9466

Record Identifier

1wN2ZrPn
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0.01 metres of textual material (1 folder)

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Fonds

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Letters relating to the transportation of mail and gold from the goldfields of Sofala, Bathurst, and Mudgee to Sydney and the need for an armed guard to accompany mail delivered on horseback.

1. To the Colonial Secretary from the inhabitants of Mudgee 'praying for the appointment of an armed guard to accompany the mail', 15 August 1852

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Colonial Secretary's Office papers, 1852-1854

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Presented by John Mingaye, February 2014

Administrative / Biographical history

New South Wales had no regular postal service before 1809. On 26 June 1810 Governor Macquarie issued an order designating the home of Isaac Nicholls as the colony's first regular post office. From October 1835 to Dec 1858 the colonial postal service came under the Colonial Secretary's Office and with Federation in 1901 the Commonwealth Government took the responsibility for postal matters from the colonies.

The gold rush stimulated the growth of the post offices, as population increased so too did the demand for postal services. Gold and banknotes were often sent by post, making postal services that much more important and the need arose for increased security.


References:
National Archives of Australia. http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs50.aspx (accessed 6 March, 2014)
Linking a Nation: Australia's Transport and Communications 1788 - 1970. http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/linking-nation-australias-transport-and-communications-1788-1970-7 (ac...

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MLMSS 9466

Record Identifier

1wN2ZrPn

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1108421

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