Guide to the Records of the Post Office Archives (as filmed by the AJCP)

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M2263 - M2270, M2350 - M2391

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Creator
General Post Office (United Kingdom)
Title
Records held by the Royal Mail Archives (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1828 - 1958
Collection Number
M2263 - M2270, M2350 - M2391
Extent
303 items
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Australian Joint Copying Project
Sponsor
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Post 34. Selections from minutes 1828-1900 from the Secretary of the Post Office to the Postmaster-General dealing with overseas mail services, including legislation, contracts, rates, international agreements and shipping routes.

Post 44. Reports 1841-47 by Edward D. James and R. Richard Smith of postal services in New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand. Each report summarises the history of postal services in the colony, as well as dealing with current staffing and administration, postal routes, revenue and expenditure, and number of letters sent and received.

M2350-2391:

Post 29. Records 1842-1939 comprising minutes, correspondence and other papers concerning the packet boat service and overseas mail services generally, including mail services to Australia and New Zealand.

Post 34. Secretaries of the Post Office
  1. 1798-1838 Sir Francis Freeling
  2. 1836-1854 W.L. Maberley
  3. 1854-1864 Sir Rowland Hill
  4. 1864-1880 Sir John Tilley
  5. 1880-1893 Sir Stevenson Blackwood
  6. 1893-1899 Sir Spencer Walpole
  7. 1899-1903 Sir George Murray

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1234)

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the Post Office Archives, London, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1986-1987 (AJCP Reels: M2263-M2270, M2350-M2391). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

The records filmed by the AJCP were orignally held at Post Office Archives. Freeling House, Mount Pleasant Complex, London EC1A 1BB, England.

The records appear to have been transfered to the Postal Museum as part of the Royal Mail Archives.

For more information see: Archive collection at the Post Museum (https://www.postalmuseum.org/discover/collections/archive-collection/) and An overview of the Royal Mail Archives.

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn8046990] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

Subjects

Australia; First Fleet to New South Wales; Great Britain; Great Britain. Post Office; James, Edward D.; Postal services; Smith, R. Richard

Bibliography

Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 379, p144.

Biographical / Historical

In 1844 the British Government decided that the Australian postal services should be placed under the control of the Postmaster General in London. In March 1844 the Postmaster General approved the proposal of the Secretary of the Post Office, W.L, Maberlay, that two officers should be sent to Australia to obtain information on local regulations, rates of postage, amounts of revenue and expenditure, and general procedures, with a view to establishing a uniform system for the whole or Australia. The officers selected were Edward D. James of the Inland Office and R. Richard Smith, a clerk to the Surveyors. In each colony they were assisted by the local Postmaster General. Each of their reports summarizes the history of the postal services in the particular colony, as well as dealing with current staffing and administration, postal routes, revenue and expenditure, and a number of letters sent and recieved. The appendices include lists of post offices and other returns, specimen forms, and local ordinances.

Item Descriptions

Series Post 44. Post Office. Overseas Mail Organisations. Colonial Post Offices Records Relating to Australia and New Zealand, 1841 - 1847

11 items

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reels M2263-M2264.

Subseries. Appendices to Post Office Commission of Enquiry Reports, 1841 - 1847

5 items
Van Diemen's Land, 1841 - 1846 (File 13)

(192 pp.)

New South Wales, 1842 - 1845 (File 14)

(210pp.)

South Australia, 1842 - 1847 (File 15)

(142pp.)

New Zealand, 1844 - 1846 (File 16)

(126pp.)

Western Australia, 1844 - 1847 (File 17)

(54pp.)

Subseries. Select Committee of Legislative Council of N.S.W., 1843 - 1844

1 item
N.S.W. postal regulations, 1843 - 1844 (File 18)

(14pp.)

Subseries. Post Office Commission of Enquiry Reports, 31 July 1845 - 27 March 1847

5 items
New South Wales (including Port Phillip), 31 July 1845 (File 19)

Commissioners: E.D. James, R.R. Smith, J.A. Raymond.

(179pp.).

Van Diemen's Land, 31 January 1846 (File 20)

Commissioners: E.D. James, R.R. Smith, F.C. Smith.

(104pp.)

South Australia, 30 November 1846 (File 21)

Commissioners: E.D. James, R.R. Smith, J. Watts.

(91pp.)

New Zealand, 24 May 1846 (File 22)

Commissioners: E.D. James, R.R. Smith, H. D'Arch.

(38pp.)

Western Australia, 27 March 1847 (File 23)

Commissioners: E.D. James, R.R. Smith, H. Camfield.

(38pp.)

Series Post 34. Packet Minutes, 1828 - 1900

159 items

Post 34, which covers the period 1811-1920, comprises volumes containing copies of all the minutes from the Secretary of the Post Office to the Postmaster general dealing with overseas mail services. The 1901-1920 volumes have not been listed.

Single sentence covering minutes which accompanied documents sent by the Secretary to the Postmaster general have not been listed.

The legibility of the minutes varies considerably.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2265-M2270.

Packet Minutes, 29 July 1828 (File 17)

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Complaint about delays in receipt of mails from Australia, 29 July 1828 (Item 17/178)

Packet Minutes, 13 May 1829 (File 18)

1 item

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Arrangement of postal services in N.S.W, 13 May 1829 (Item 18/322)

Packet Minutes, 15 April 1830 - 1 June 1830 (File 20)

2 items

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Application of C. Young for appointment as Postmaster at Sydney, 15 April 1830 (Item 20/101)
Pay for Mr Conner, 1 June 1830 (Item 109)

Packet Minutes, 14 July 1831 (File 21)

1 item

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Offer of service from Purkis, Postmaster at Swan River, 14 July 1831 (Item 21/243)

Packet Minutes, 25 November 1839 (File 34)

1 item

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Application for Western Australian mail to be sent via India, 25 November 1839 (Item 34/141-42)

Packet Minutes, 24 May 1841 - 3 July 1847 (File 36)

2 items

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Preliminary instructions for Postmaster at New Zealand, 24 May 1841 (Item 36/264-65)
Application for extension of optional payment of postage to and from Sydney, 3 July 1847 (Item 36/313-14)

Packet Minutes, 24 August 1841 - 26 October 1841 (File 37)

4 items

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N.S.W.; optional payment of postage, 24 August 1841 (Item 37/6-8)
New Zealand; rates of postage, 28 August 1841 (Item 37/11-12)
Draft instructions to New Zealand Postmaster, 11 September 1841 (Item 37/51-52)
Forwarding of instructions to New Zealand Postmaster, 26 October 1841 (Item 37/163-65)

Packet Minutes, 30 July 1842 (File 39)

1 item

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Charges against South Australian Post Office concerning missing letters, 30 July 1842 (Item 39/330-31)

Packet Minutes, 6 September 1842 - 14 November 1842 (File 40)

2 items

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Proposed Van Diemen's Land Postal Act, 6 September 1842 (Item 40/24-25)
New Zealand Act for regulating Post Office, 14 November 1842 (Item 40/241-43)

Packet Minutes, 31 January 1841 - 8 April 1843 (File 41)

9 items

Flimed selectively.

Disallowance of Post Office ordinances in New Zealand, 27 January 1843 (Item 41/106-8)
Establishment of packet mail service between Britain and N.S.W, 31 January 1841 (Item 41/125-26)
Loss of Chatham with despatches for Sydney, 20 February 1843 (Item 41/186)
Regulations and expenses of New Zealand Post Office, 25 March 1843 (Item 41/309-12)
Establishment of packet mail service between Britain and N.S.W, 28 March 1843 (Item 41/320-24)
Proposal for placing Australian Post Offices under jurisdiction of Postmaster General, 28 March 1843 (Item 41/327-29)
Proposal for placing Australian Post Offices under Postmaster General, 1 April 1843 (Item 41/338)
Proposal for placing Australian Post Offices under Postmaster General, 6 April 1843 (Item 41/349-50)
Request for information about Post Office in New Zealand, 8 April 1843 (Item 41/354-55)

Packet Minutes, 3 May 1843 - 17 July 1843 (File 42)

4 items

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Proposal for placing Australian Post Offices under Postmaster General, 3 May 1843 (Item 42/67)
Communication with New Zealand via India, 9 May 1843 (Item 42/82-83)
Proposal of New Zealand Society for regular communication with New Zealand, 24 May 1843 (Item 42/163)
Communications between Britain and Western Australia, 17 July 1843 (Item 42/351-53)

Packet Minutes, 11 August 1843 - 25 October 1843 (File 43)

4 items

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Draft agreement for conveyance of monthly mail packet to N.S.W, 11 August 1843 (Item 43/37-39)
Refusal of captain of Emily to carry mail to Van Diemen's Land, 24 August 1843 (Item 43/99)
Commencement of mail packet service to N.S.W, 19 October 1843 (Item 43/329-30)
Irregularity in New Zealand Post Office, 25 October 1843 (Item 43/347)

Packet Minutes, 7 November 1843 - 12 January 1844 (File 44)

6 items

Filmed selectively.

Failure of newspapers to reach Sydney, 7 November 1843 (Item 44/21-22)
Establishment of regular packet service to N.S.W, 16 November 1843 (Item 44/86)
Registration of ship letters from Australia, 25 November 1843 (Item 44/138-39)
Request for extension of packet service to Western Australia, 29 December 1843 (Item 44/273)
Establishment of regular packet service to N.S.W, 5 January 1844 (Item 44/336)
Draft Bill for placing Australian colonies under control of Postmaster General, 12 January 1844 (Item 44/361-63)

Packet Minutes, 29 January 1844 - 26 April 1844 (File 45)

15 items

Filmed selectively.

Application by Willis & Co. for conveyance of mails to New Zealand, 30 January 1844 (Item 45/31)
Offer of Marshall and Eldridge to carry mails to Sydney, 5 February 1844 (Item 45/60)
Transmission of letters within Australia, 29 January 1844 (Item 45/63)
Closure day for mails for Sydney, 8 February 1844 (Item 45/71)
Offer of Marshall and Eldridge to carry mails to Van Diemen's Land, 13 February 1844 (Item 45/86-87)
Communication between Sydney and Pt. Phillip, 13 February 1844 (Item 45/90-91)
Delay in New Zealand mails carried on Nelson, 21 February 1844 (Item 45/114-15)
Letters for Port Phillip to be included in mails for Sydney, 24 February 1844 (Item 45/134-36)
Closure date for mails for Sydney when ships detained by bad weather, 5 March 1844 (Item 45/204-5)
Bill for placing Australian postal services under control of Postmaster General, 12 March 1844 (Item 45/234-36)
Resignation of G. Cooper as Deputy Postmaster of New Zealand, 18 March 1844 (Item 45/260-61)
Illegal order of Administrator of New Zealand; objection to Collector of Customs holding post of Deputy Postmaster, 24 March 1844 (Item 45/261-69)
Proposal for making Falmouth port of departure for Sydney mails, 26 March 1844 (Item 45/284-85)
Appointment of E. James and R. Smith to investigate postal services of Australia, 24 April 1844 (Item 45/388-91)
Remuneration of E. James and R. Smith, 26 April 1844 (Item 45/398-400)

Packet Minutes, 7 May 1844 - 5 August 1844 (File 46)

4 items

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Application by W. Barrow for post of Deputy Postmaster of New Zealand, 7 May 1844 (Item 46/47)
Commission of inquiry into Australian postal services, 3 July 1844 (Item 46/252-55)
New Zealand to be included in investigations of E. James and R. Smith, 31 July 1844 (Item 46/370)
Arrangements for mission to Australia, 5 August 1844 (Item 46/392-96)

Packet Minutes, 9 August 1844 - 23 November 1844 (File 47)

5 items

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Commission of enquiry into Australian postal services, 9 August 1844 (Item 47/16-22)
Instructions for Australian Commissioners, 22 August 1844 (Item 47/68)
Letters of introduction for Australian Commissioners, 27 August 1844 (Item 47/86)
Proposal to make up a separate bag for Port Phillip District, 9 October 1844 (Item 47/241)
Optional payment of postage to and from Sydney, 23 November 1844 (Item 47/398)

Packet Minutes, 10 December 1844 - 15 February 1845 (File 48)

6 items

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Modification of Australian contract with Toulmin & Co, 10 December 1844 (Item 48/69-71)
Proposal to land mails at Georgetown, V.D.L, 11 January 1845 (Item 48/228)
Post Office regulations of South Australia, 28 January 1845 (Item 48/294)
Transmission of mails to and from Adelaide, 31 January 1845 (Item 48/324-25)
Modification of Australian contract of Toulmin & Co, 7 February 1845 (Item 48/355)
Transmission of mails to and from Adelaide, 15 February 1845 (Item 48/383-84)

Packet Minutes, 31 March 1842 - 14 May 1845 (File 49)

9 items

Filmed selectively.

Establishment of steam communication with Australian colonies, 25 February 1845 (Item 49/25)
Forms and stationery for New Zealand Post Office, 31 March 1842 (Item 49/174)
Arrival of E. James and R. Smith in Sydney, 15 April 1845 (Item 49/242)
Proposal for optional payment of postage between Britain and N.S.W, 19 April 1845 (Item 49/268-69)
Transmission of mails for South Australia and New Zealand on Sydney packets, 5 May 1845 (Item 49/334-36)
Transmission of New Zealand mails via United States, 6 May 1845 (Item 49/342)
Charge on newspapers sent to New Zealand, 10 May 1845 (Item 49/382)
Opinion of Law Officers on setting up posts in New Zealand, 14 May 1845 (Item 49/387)
New Zealand postal establishment, 14 May 1845 (Item 49/390-94)

Packet Minutes, 20 May 1845 - 21 August 1845 (File 50)

7 items

Filmed selectively.

Making up mails for King George's Sound and South Australia, 20 May 1845 (Item 50/17)
Reports on postal services in New Zealand, 9 June 1845 (Item 50/108-9)
Appointment of Deputy Postmaster General of New Zealand, 12 June 1845 (Item 50/116-17)
Arrival in England of F. Matthew from New Zealand, 1 July 1845 (Item 50/192)
E. James and R. Smith; financial arrangements, 11 August 1845 (Item 50/335-36)
Petition for mail for Port Phillip to be landed directly by Sydney packet, 20 May 1845 (Item 50/370-72)
Accounts of E. James and R. Smith, 21 August 1845 (Item 50/376)

Packet Minutes, 23 September 1845 - 18 November 1845 (File 51)

3 items

Filmed selectively.

Postage from Hobart to South Africa, 23 September 1845 (Item 51/64-66)
Appointment of D'Arch as Acting Deputy Postmaster General of New Zealand, 22 October 1845 (Item 51/197)
Proposal for direct mail between England and Port Phillip, 18 November 1845 (Item 51/290-92)

Packet Minutes, 8 December 1845 - 7 February 1846 (File 52)

3 items

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Plans of F. Matthew to return to New Zealand, 8 December 1845 (Item 52/6)
Delay in commencing new arrangements for conveyance of return mails from Sydney, 11 December 1845 (Item 52/26-28)
Proposal for optional payment of postage on letters to Australia, 7 February 1846 (Item 52/369-70)

Packet Minutes, 26 February 1846 - 24 April 1846 (File 53)

5 items

Filmed selectively.

Proposal for optional payment of postage between England and N.S.W, 26 February 1846 (Item 53/80-81)
N.S.W. packet detained at Gravesend by contractors, 2 March 1846 (Item 53/103)
Proposed acceleration of mails to Australia via Ceylon or Singapore, 17 March 1846 (Item 53/129)
South Australia and Western Australia to be included in commission of inquiry, 30 March 1846 (Item 53/238-40)
Delay in commencement of packet mails from Sydney via Ceylon or Singapore, 24 April 1846 (Item 53/350)

Packet Minutes, 29 April 1846 - 13 June 1846 (File 54)

4 items

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Commencement of packet mails from Sydney, 29 April 1846 (Item 54/4-5)
Offer of Cotesworth and Wynne of Liverpool to convey mails to. Sydney, 11 May 1846 (Item 54/59)
Offer of Cotesworth and Wynne to convey mails to Sydney, 6 June 1846 (Item 54/209)
Suggestion of New Zealand Company to expedite mails to New Zealand, 13 June 1846 (Item 54/256-57)

Packet Minutes, 10 July 1846 - 7 September 1846 (File 55)

11 items

Filmed selectively.

Conduct of New Zealand Governor in opening mails, 10 July 1846 (Item 55/27-28)
Leave of absence of F. Mathew, 23 July 1846 (Item 55/131)
Division of mails for New Zealand, 24 July 1846 (Item 55/139-41)
New Zealand salaries and expenses, 25 July 1846 (Item 55/142-43)
Delays in delivery of mails to New Zealand, 8 August 1846 (Item 55/251-53)
Petition from Melbourne for direct mail service from England, 11 August 1846 (Item 55/258-59)
Report of Commissioners of Enquiry on postal services of N.S.W, 12 August 1846 (Item 55/260-61)
N.S.W. mail service provided by H. & C. Toulmein, 14 August 1846 (Item 55/279)
Division of mails for New Zealand, 21 August 1846 (Item 55/308-10)
Higher rates of postage on N.S.W. mails via Calcutta and Marseilles, 22 August 1846 (Item 55/311-14)
Arrangements for delivery of mails in New Zealand, 7 September 1846 (Item 55/378)

Packet Minutes, 1 October 1846 - 14 December 1846 (File 56)

8 items

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Complaint about postage charged on letters from N.S.W, 1 October 1846 (Item 56/43-44)
Interview with McQueen about steam communications with Australia and South America, 7 October 1846 (Item 56/69-70)
Transmission of N.S.W. mails via Ceylon, 4 November 1846 (Item 56/190-91)
Delay in delivery of mails brought from N.S.W. on General Hewitt, 7 November 1846 (Item 56/201-2)
Cost of establishing steam communication with Australia, 28 November 1846 (Item 56/275-76)
Salary of Deputy Postmaster General of New Zealand, 12 December 1846 (Item 56/351-53)
Gratuities paid on ship letters landed in New Zealand, 14 December 1846 (Item 56/356-57)
Return of postage charged on N.S.W. mails, 14 December 1846 (Item 56/357-58)

Packet Minutes, 5 April 1847 - 25 May 1847 (File 58)

5 items

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Deviation in Berkshire contract for transporting mails to N.S.W, 5 April 1847 (Item 58/65-68)
Complaints about delays in New Zealand mails, 14 April 1847 (Item 58/126-27)
Complaint about letters sent to Maria Island, Van Diemen's Land, 5 May 1847 (Item 58/249-50)
Closed mails sent to Australia and New Zealand via Indian ports, 17 May 1847 (Item 58/265-66)
Transmission of despatches to Western Australia via Singapore, 25 May 1847 (Item 58/380-82)

Packet Minutes, 7 June 1847 - 28 July 1847 (File 59)

8 items

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Ordinance of South Australian Legislative Council, 7 June 1847 (Item 59/29)
Petition for direct mail service to Port Phillip, 11 June 1847 (Item 59/53-55)
Packet mails from Sydney; officer to attend Committee of House of Lords, 15 June 1847 (Item 59/85)
Transmission of despatches to Western Australia via Singapore, 18 June 1847 (Item 59/108-9)
Proposal for mail service between Cape of Good Hope and Port Adelaide, 28 June 1847 (Item 59/152)
Public notice concerning mails to Port Phillip and South Australia, 28 June 1847 (Item 59/154-55)
Transmission of despatches to Western Australia via Singapore, 10 July 1847 (Item 59/234-35)
Additional postage on mails for Pacific, 28 July 1847 (Item 59/356)

Packet Minutes, 7 September 1847 - 5 November 1847 (File 60)

3 items

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Payment of postage on letters from New Zealand, 7 September 1847 (Item 60/140)
Division of New Zealand mails, 10 September 1847 (Item 60/171)
Postage on New Zealand letters, 5 November 1847 (Item 60/458-59)

Packet Minutes, 29 November 1847 - 24 December 1847 (File 61)

7 items

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Control of New Zealand Post Office; treatment of F. Mathew, 29 November 1847 (Item 61/136-45)
Interference with mail bags at Bay of Islands, 13 December 1847 (Item 61/168-69)
Postal arrangements in New Zealand, 10 December 1847 (Item 61/204)
Travelling expenses of E. James in Australia, 16 December 1847 (Item 61/216)
New Zealand mails forwarded in Pacific Steam Navigation Co. ships, 17 December 1847 (Item 61/229)
Return of E. James and R. Smith from Australia, 24 December 1847 (Item 61/259)
Alterations in organisation of New Zealand Post Office, 24 December 1847 (Item 61/260-61)

Packet Minutes, 1 February 1848 - 14 April 1848 (File 62)

7 items

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Travelling expenses of R. Smith in Australia, 1 February 1848 (Item 62/60a)
Transmission of mails to South Australia in emigrant vessels, 10 February 1848 (Item 62/125)
Control and organisation of New Zealand Post Office, 17 February 1848 (Item 62/156-62)
Letter to Treasury about New Zealand Post Office, 22 February 1848 (Item 62/182)
Transfer of New Zealand Post Office to Colonial Government, 20 March 1848 (Item 62/329-30)
Draft letter to accompany reports of E. James and R. Smith, 28 March 1848 (Item 62/371)
Query on quantity of letters and postage to Australian colonies, 14 April 1848 (Item 62/431)

Packet Minutes, 6 May 1848 - 29 July 1848 (File 63)

5 items

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Transmission of Colonial Office despatches to Western Australia via Singapore, 6 May 1848 (Item 63/77-78)
Establishment of steam communication with Australian colonies, 22 May 1848 (Item 63/133)
Steam communication with Australian colonies, 27 May 1848 (Item 63/164)
Steam communication with Australian colonies, 22 June 1848 (Item 63/262-67)
Tenders for conveyance of mails to Australia and Singapore, 29 July 1848 (Item 63/414)

Packet Minutes, 23 September 1848 - 9 November 1848 (File 64)

2 items

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Establishment of steam communication with Australia, 23 September 1848 (Item 64/228)
Establishment of steam communication with Australia, 9 November 1848 (Item 64/447-48)

Packet Minutes, 22 November 1848 - 6 February 1849 (File 65)

4 items

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Establishment of steam communication with Australia, 22 November 1848 (Item 65/48-49)
Appointment of W. Young as Deputy Postmaster General of New Zealand, 25 November 1848 (Item 65/75-76)
Termination of Sydney contract with Messrs. Toulmin, 6 January 1849 (Item 65/261)
Transfer of control of New Zealand Post Office to colonial government, 6 February 1849 (Item 65/410)

Packet Minutes, 14 February 1849 - 7 May 1849 (File 66)

4 items

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Termination of Sydney contract with Messrs. Toulmin, 14 February 1849 (Item 66/5-7)
Transfer of control of New Zealand Post Office to colonial government, 22 February 1849 (Item 66/37)
Newspapers posted unpaid to Australia and New Zealand, 5 May 1849 (Item 66/351)
Compulsory prepayment of letters to New Zealand, 7 May 1849 (Item 66/366)

Packet Minutes, 21 May 1849 (File 67)

1 item

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Prepayment of postage to New Zealand, 21 May 1849 (Item 67/23-24)

Packet Minutes, 25 October 1849 - 15 February 1850 (File 68)

3 items

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Tender for mail service between Singapore and Sydney, 25 October 1849 (Item 68/40-41)
Conveyance of mails from Sydney to Cape of Good Hope, 24 November 1849 (Item 68/117)
Prepayment of postage to N.S.W, 15 February 1850 (Item 68/390-92)

Packet Minutes, 2 May 1850 (File 69)

1 item

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Optional payment of postage to South Australia, 2 May 1850 (Item 69/194-95)

Packet Minutes, 13 July 1850 - 8 August 1850 (File 70)

3 items

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Accounts of New Zealand Post Office, 13 July 1850 (Item 70/16-17)
Approval of N.S.W. Post Office Act, 24 July 1850 (Item 70/45)
Accounts of New Zealand Post Office, 8 August 1850 (Item 70/114-15)

Packet Minutes, 11 January 1851 (File 71)

1 item

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Establishment of packet agency at Sandwich Islands, 11 January 1851 (Item 71/176)

Packet Minutes, 19 May 1851 - 17 August 1851 (File 72)

5 items

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Proposed optional payment of postage to N.S.W, 19 May 1851 (Item 72/190-91)
Optional payment of postage to N.S.W, 23 June 1851 (Item 72/303-4)
Arrangements for correspondence for New Zealand, 2 July 1851 (Item 72/341)
Optional payment of postage to N.S.W, 14 July 1851 (Item 72/367)
Extension of book post to Fremantle, 17 August 1851 (Item 72/450-52)

Packet Minutes, 25 August 1851 - 1 November 1851 (File 73)

4 items

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New Zealand Provincial Postal Ordinance, 25 August 1851 (Item 73/33)
Irregularity in transmission of mails to N.S.W. onHimalaya, 3 September 1851 (Item 73/52)
Charges of G.F. Angus against management of South Australian Post Office, 22 October 1851 (Item 73/226-28)
Charges of G.F. Angus against management of South Australian Post Office, 1 November 1851 (Item 73/269-73)

Packet Minutes, 13 March 1851 - 7 May 1852 (File 74)

4 items

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Establishment of contract packet service between Cape of Good Hope and Australia, 13 March 1851 (Item 74/249)
Establishment of contract packet service between Cape of Good Hope and Australia, 4 May 1852 (Item 74/437-39)
Establishment of book post with New Zealand, 7 May 1852 (Item 74/457-60)
Separate mails for Geelong, 7 May 1852 (Item 74/463)

Packet Minutes, 14 May 1852 - 16 August 1853 (File 75)

16 items

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Day of despatch of Australian contract packets, 14 May 1852 (Item 75/21)
Establishment of contract mail service to Australia via Cape of Good Hope, 14 May 1852 (Item 75/22)
Establishment of book post with New Zealand, 20 May 1852 (Item 75/44)
Making up of New Zealand mails, 2 June 1852 (Item 75/100-1)
Australian contract packet services, 23 June 1852 (Item 75/165-67)
Mail forwarded to Australia on Great Britain, 30 June 1852 (Item 75/205-7)
Complaint about state of mails reaching Van Diemen's Land, 2 July 1852 (Item 75/217-18)
Application for grant by Australian Pacific Steam Navigation Co, 7 August 1852 (Item 75/308-9)
Offer of South Australian Government to contribute to funding of packets, 10 August 1852 (Item 75/316-17)
Conveyance of Australian mails on Great Britain, 16 August 1853 (Item 75/340-41)
Extra mails for Australia carried on Cleopatra, 25 August 1852 (Item 75/374)
N.S.W. Postal Act, 25 August 1852 (Item 75/379)
Extra mail for Australia carried on Cleopatra, 27 August 1852 (Item 75/382-83)
Mails for Auckland and Bay of Islands, 31 August 1852 (Item 75/386-87)
Extra mail for Australia carried on Sarah Sands, 4 September 1852 (Item 75/400-1)
Extra mail for Australia carried on Sarah Sands, 11 September 1852 (Item 75/426-27)

Packet Minutes, 30 October 1852 - 5 February 1853 (File 76)

12 items

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Optional payment of postage to Australia, 30 October 1852 (Item 76/75-79)
Optional payment of postage to Australia, 1 November 1852 (Item 76/85-86)
Optional payment of postage to Australia, 5 November 1852 (Item 76/97)
Optional payment of postage to Australia, 25 November 1852 (Item 76/144)
P.&O. mail services to India, China and Australia, 15 December 1852 (Item 76/191-92)
P.&O. mail services to India, China and Australia, 18 December 1852 (Item 76/206-7)
Transmission of mails to Sandwich Islands, 24 December 1852 (Item 76/236)
Day of despatch of Indian and Australian mails, 1 January 1853 (Item 76/278)
Separate mails for Geelong, 20 January 1853 (Item 76/346)
Establishment of book post with N.S.W, 21 January 1853 (Item 76/349-51)
N.S.W. optional payment of postage by private ship, 21 January 1853 (Item 76/358-60)
Offer of Millers and Thompson to carry mails to Australia, 5 February 1853 (Item 76/420-22)

Packet Minutes, 14 February 1853 - 3 May 1853 (File 77)

29 items

Filmed selectively.

Rates of postage from France to Australia, 14 February 1853 (Item 77/9-14)
Australian mails to be conveyed in wooden boxes rather than bags, 15 February 1853 (Item 77/18-21)
Optional payment of postage with Australia, 17 February 1853 (Item 77/25-26)
Extra mails for Australia carried on Antelope, 21 February 1853 (Item 77/42)
Letter bills and forms for use by Australian Post Offices, 25 February 1853 (Item 77/60-61)
Optional payment of postage with Australia, 24 February 1853 (Item 77/71-72)
Increase of Australian and Indian mails via Marseilles, 5 March 1853 (Item 77/99-100)
Increase of Australian and Indian mails via Marseilles, 12 March 1853 (Item 77/162-63)
Objections to sending newspapers to Australia on private steamers, 14 March 1853 (Item 77/167)
Offer of Osmanti to carry mails to Australia, 21 March 1853 (Item 77/253-54)
Offer of Kangaroo to carry mails to Australia, 30 March 1853 (Item 77/255-56)
Contract woth owners of Osmanti, 2 April 1853 (Item 77/262-63)
Mails between Australia and France, 5 April 1853 (Item 77/279-80)
Contract with owners of Osmanti, 6 April 1853 (Item 77/282)
Objections to time of departure of Osmanti, 7 April 1853 (Item 77/289-92)
Optional payment of postage with N.S.W, 9 April 1853 (Item 77/314-17)
Arrangements for Australian mails from northern Europe, 11 April 1853 (Item 77/323-26)
Proposals for divisions of Melbourne mails, 12 April 1853 (Item 77/328-29)
Complaint about transmission of despatches to Van Diemen's Land, 11 April 1853 (Item 77/334-35)
Optional payment of postage with N.S.W, 14 April 1853 (Item 77/344-46)
Offer of Great Britain to carry mails to Australia, 15 April 1853 (Item 77/354-55)
Offer of Roxburghe Castle to carry mails to Australia, 15 April 1853 (Item 77/355-57)
Withdrawal of Australian mail packets via Cape of Good Hope, 15 April 1853 (Item 77/361)
Transmission of Daily Packet List to Australia, 18 April 1853 (Item 77/368)
Australian mails; contract with Royal Mail Steam Co, 19 April 1853 (Item 77/371-72)
Optional payment of postage with N.S.W, 21 April 1853 (Item 77/387-91)
Prepaid packet letters from N.S.W, 30 April 1853 (Item 77/449-50)
Payment for transit of Australian mails through Egypt, 29 April 1853 (Item 77/452-53)
Prepaid packet letters from N.S.W, 3 May 1853 (Item 77/464-66)

Packet Minutes, 4 May 1853 - 27 June 1853 (File 78)

17 items

Filmed selectively.

Conveyance of mails to Western Australia, 4 May 1853 (Item 78/7)
Proposed forms of advertisement and tenders for Australian mails, 6 May 1853 (Item 78/25-29)
Offer of M.G. Overend to carry mails to Australia, 10 May 1853 (Item 78/44)
Arrangements for Australian mail service, 12 May 1853 (Item 78/62)
Australian mails via Egypt, 15 May 1853 (Item 78/69-70)
Tender by Blythe Greene for Australian mails, 19 May 1853 (Item 78/82-83)
Tender of Blythe Greene, 26 May 1853 (Item 78/99-100)
Australia-France rates of postage, 26 May 1853 (Item 78/103-4)
Offer of Victoria to carry mails to Australia, 26 May 1853 (Item 78/107)
Contract with Blyth and Greene, 30 May 1853 (Item 78/144-45)
Australian contract packets to sail from Albany to Ceylon, 3 June 1853 (Item 78/157)
Optional payment of postage with Western Australia. (faint), 10 June 1853 (Item 78/192-94)
Tenders for Australian mails, 14 June 1853 (Item 78/209-10)
F. Bryant and Australian mail service, 14 June 1853 (Item 78/211-12)
Communication between Singapore and Australia, 21 June 1853 (Item 78/244)
Division of Australian mails, 22 June 1853 (Item 78/248-51)
Australian mails via Egypt. (faint), 27 June 1853 (Item 78/280-82)

Packet Minutes, 1 July 1853 - 27 September 1853 (File 79)

19 items

Filmed selectively.

Alteration in routes of Australian contract packets, 1 July 1853 (Item 79/2)
Separate mails to be made up for Geelong, 4 July 1853 (Item 79/9-10)
Offer of Great Britain to carry Australian mails, 11 July 1853 (Item 79/49)
Objections to sending books to Australia via Egypt, 14 July 1853 (Item 79/64-66)
Offer of Sydney to carry mails to Australia, 14 July 1853 (Item 79/66)
Tenders for Australian mails, 15 July 1853 (Item 79/70-72)
Payment of Sarah Sands for carrying mails to Australia, 19 July 1853 (Item 79/84-85)
Transit rates in Egypt for Australian mails, 14 July 1853 (Item 79/88-90)
Australian mails via Egypt, 21 July 1853 (Item 79/92)
Australian mails via Egypt, 23 July 1853 (Item 79/108-9)
Delays in landing mails at Albany, 11 August 1853 (Item 79/172)
Book post to New Zealand, 12 August 1853 (Item 79/181-82)
Contract with P.& O. Co. for landing mails at Albany, 15 August 1853 (Item 79/193-94)
Advertisement for Australian mail service, 16 August 1853 (Item 79/199-200)
Landing of N.S.W. mails at Melbourne. (Faint), 9 September 1853 (Item 79/263-65)
Tenders for Australian mails, 15 September 1853 (Item 79/278-79)
Book post to Western Australia, 22 September 1853 (Item 79/292-93)
Landing of N.S.W. mails at Melbourne, 22 September 1853 (Item 79/295-96)
Mails for Australia on Neleus, 27 September 1853 (Item 79/301-2)

Packet Minutes, 12 October 1853 - 29 November 1853 (File 80)

15 items

Filmed selectively.

Proposal for uniform rates of postage to Australian colonies, 12 October 1853 (Item 80/37)
Packet to convey mails to Australia, 15 October 1853 (Item 80/50-52)
Amendment to N.S.W. Postage Act, 17 October 1853 (Item 80/58)
Proposal for uniform rates of postage to Australia, 19 October 1853 (Item 80/62)
Packet to convey mails to Australia, 22 October 1853 (Item 80/78-79)
Application by Golden Age for gratuity for carrying newspapers to Australia, 27 October 1853 (Item 80/103-5)
Conveyance of Australian mails on Golden Age, 4 November 1853 (Item 80/142)
Prepayment of letters to Western Australia, 4 November 1853 (Item 80/143)
Discontinuation of express service to Bombay and Calcutta, 5 November 1853 (Item 80/159)
Prepayment of letters to Western Australia, 12 November 1853 (Item 80/192)
Australian mails to be conveyed by Matilda Wattenbach, 15 November 1853 (Item 80/202-3)
Mails for Van Diemen's Land, 17 November 1853 (Item 80/212)
Mails for Australia on Matilda Wattenbach, 23 November 1853 (Item 80/252-54)
Australian letters to be sent in leather bags, 28 November 1853 (Item 80/264)
Optional prepayment of foreign letters for N.S.W, 29 November 1853 (Item 80/274-77)

Packet Minutes, 24 February 1853 - 12 January 1854 (File 81)

14 items

Filmed selectively.

Mails for Melbourne not to be sent via Trieste, 6 December 1853 (Item 81/31)
Optional prepayment of foreign letters for N.S.W, 10 December 1853 (Item 81/42-45)
Prepayment of letters from Western Australia, 12 December 1853 (Item 81/62)
Memorial for more frequent communication with Australian colonies, 14 December 1853 (Item 81/75-77)
Complaint of R. Brooke about communication with Australia, 14 December 1853 (Item 81/78)
Mails for Australia, 17 December 1853 (Item 81/88-89)
Mails for Australia from Prussia, 19 December 1853 (Item 81/93-95)
Tenders for Australian mails, 21 December 1853 (Item 81/112-14)
Proposal of H.H. Willis for Panama-New Zealand Australia service, 24 February 1853 (Item 81/157-58)
Proposal of General Screw Steam Ship Co. to convey mails to Australia, 28 December 1853 (Item 81/160)
Offer of General Screw Steam Ship Co, 29 December 1853 (Item 81/164)
Offer of General Screw Steam Ship Co, 30 December 1853 (Item 81/167)
Arrangements of General Screw Steam Ship Co. to convey mails to Australia, 5 January 1854 (Item 81/219)
Payment for transit of Australian mails through Egypt, 12 January 1854 (Item 81/261)

Packet Minutes, 20 January 1854 - 16 March 1854 (File 82)

8 items

Filmed selectively.

Prepayment of Australian mails carried on Stratford, 20 January 1854 (Item 82/2-6)
Complaints of Australian Association about arrangements for Australian mails, 23 January 1854 (Item 82/20)
Contract with Australian Direct Steam Navigation Co, 23 February 1854 (Item 82/145)
Meeting of Australasian Pacific Steam Packet Co, 24 February 1854 (Item 82/155-56)
Gratuities demanded by commander of Shanghai for carrying mails between Australian ports, 25 February 1854 (Item 82/161-63)
Regulations for conveying Australian mails via Marseilles, 1 March 1854 (Item 82/174-75)
Australian mails from Prussia via Trieste, 15 March 1854 (Item 82/232-33)
Proposal that letters from Auckland be sent via Melbourne, 16 March 1854 (Item 82/236-37)

Packet Minutes, 5 April 1854 - 26 May 1854 (File 83)

8 items

Filmed selectively.

Extension of time for packets to stay in Melbourne, 5 April 1854 (Item 83/37)
Conveyance of Australian mails through Egypt, 6 April 1854 (Item 83/39-40)
Landing of Geelong mails at Queenscliff, 12 April 1854 (Item 83/68-69)
Extension of cheap rates of postage to South Australia, 15 April 1854 (Item 83/78-80)
Extension of cheap rates of postage to Victoria, 20 April 1854 (Item 83/111-12)
Loss to owners of Neleus detained at Geelong, 16 May 1854 (Item 83/235-38)
Extension of cheap rates of postage to Van Diemen's Land, 22 May 1854 (Item 83/264-67)
Warrant for carrying mails at cheap rates of postage in colonies, 26 May 1854 (Item 83/295-97)

Packet Minutes, 31 May 1854 - 15 September 1854 (File 84)

11 items

Filmed selectively.

Landing of mails at Melbourne, 31 May 1854 (Item 84/13-14)
Warrant for carrying out cheap rates of postage in colonies, 7 June 1854 (Item 84/45-46)
Detention of Neleus at Geelong, 27 June 1854 (Item 84/120-22)
Optional payment of postage to Australia, 5 July 1854 (Item 84/154-55)
Extension of stay of packets in Melbourne, 5 July 1854 (Item 84/156-57)
Payment of gratuities to captain of Australian, 7 July 1854 (Item 84/166-68)
Book post between India and Australia, 7 July 1854 (Item 84/169-71)
Payment to owner of Neleus, 8 July 1854 (Item 84/173-74)
Book post between India and Australia, 12 July 1854 (Item 84/195-96)
Proposal for book post to Western Australia, 29 July 1854 (Item 84/251-52)
Australian mails carried by Croesus, 15 September 1854 (Item 84/354-55)

Packet Minutes, 20 October 1854 - 11 December 1854 (File 85)

14 items

Filmed selectively.

Treatment of insufficiently paid letters for Australia, 20 October 1854 (Item 85/88-89)
Reduction of postage between Netherlands and Australia, 30 October 1854 (Item 85/118-20)
Offer of Baines & Co. to carry mails to Australia, 11 November 1854 (Item 85/184)
Proposal of Association for Promoting Steam Postal Communication with Australia, 11 November 1854 (Item 85/185)
Detention of mails for Australia, 18 November 1854 (Item 85/203)
Proposal of P.& O. Co. for additional services to Australia, 22 November 1854 (Item 85/212)
Victorian Postal Services Act, 25 November 1854 (Item 85/225-28)
Inability of General Screw Steamship Co. to convey Australian mails, 27 November 1854 (Item 85/231-32)
Inability of P.& O. Co. to continue mail services between Australia and Singapore, 27 November 1854 (Item 85/234-35)
Contract with Baines & Co. for conveyance of Australian mails, 29 November 1854 (Item 85/242-43)
Suspension of Australian mail service via India, 2 December 1854 (Item 85/259-60)
Memorials for improved postal communication with Australia, 2 December 1854 (Item 85/261-63)
Postage on letters from Australia via Panama, 6 December 1854 (Item 85/272-73)
Mails from Australia via Tahiti, 11 December 1854 (Item 85/307-8)

Packet Minutes, 22 December 1854 - 17 December 1855 (File 86)

15 items

Filmed selectively.

Introduction of low uniform rate of postage in Victoria, 22 December 1854 (Item 86/9-10)
Australian contract with General Screw Steam Shipping Co, 1 January 1855 (Item 86/52)
Contract with General Screw Steam Shipping Co, 5 January 1855 (Item 86/76)
Termination of contract with General Screw Steam Shipping Co, 5 January 1855 (Item 86/77-78)
Postage on newspapers for Australia via Panama, 11 January 1855 (Item 86/108)
Extension of low rate of postage to Western Australia, 11 January 1855 (Item 86/109-12)
Contract with Australian Direct Steam Navigation Co, 23 January 1855 (Item 86/160-61)
Stay of packets at Melbourne, 27 January 1855 (Item 86/173)
Tender of Baines & Co. for Australian mails, 31 January 1855 (Item 86/186-87)
Transit rate on postage from N.S.W, 2 February 1855 (Item 86/205-10)
Adoption of sixpenny rate of postage in Victoria, 6 February 1855 (Item 86/245-54)
Suspension of Australian mail service via India, 7 February 1855 (Item 86/262-63)
Plan of Anderson for postal communication with Australia, 10 February 1855 (Item 86/277-97)
Contract with Baines & Co. for Australian mails, 15 February 1855 (Item 86/313-14)
Contract with Baines & Co. for Australian mails, 17 December 1855 (Item 86/325-27)

Packet Minutes, 1 March 1855 - 10 May 1855 (File 87)

19 items

Filmed selectively.

Charge on letters to soldiers and seamen in Australia, 1 March 1855 (Item 87/23-27)
Arrangements for 6d. rate of postage in Victoria, 1 March 1855 (Item 87/27-28)
Delay in sailing of Blue Jacket to Australia, 7 March 1855 (Item 87/52-53)
Uniform rate of postage in Victoria, 27 March 1855 (Item 87/113-15)
South Australian Postal Act, 28 March 1855 (Item 87/120-21)
Offer of Pilkington & Wilson to convey mails to Australia, 30 March 1855 (Item 87/125-27)
Australian contract with Baines & Co, 2 April 1855 (Item 87/142-43)
Offer of Cameron to carry Australian mails via Tahiti, 3 April 1855 (Item 87/144-50)
Postage on letters for Sandwich Islands, 7 April 1855 (Item 87/168)
Arrangements by Baines for conveyance of Australian mails, 10 April 1855 (Item 87/175-77)
Delay in introduction of uniform postage rate in Victoria, 13 April 1855 (Item 87/203-6)
Vessels despatched to Australia by Pilkington & Co, 16 April 1855 (Item 87/218-20)
Book postage between India and Australia, 19 April 1855 (Item 87/236-39)
Offer of Pilkington & Co. to carry mails to Australia, 25 April 1855 (Item 87/275-77)
Warrant for reimposing rates of postage in Victoria, 3 May 1855 (Item 87/323-24)
Inquiry by J. Baines about second monthly mail to Australia, 5 May 1855 (Item 87/335-36)
Contract with Pilkington & Co. for Australian mails, 5 May 1855 (Item 87/337-38)
Tasmanian Postal Act, 8 May 1855 (Item 87/344-46)
Contract with Pilkington & Co, 10 May 1855 (Item 87/353-55)

Packet Minutes, 25 May 1855 - 18 July 1855 (File 88)

12 items

Filmed selectively.

Reply by J. Baines on second monthly mail to Australia, 25 May 1855 (Item 88/91)
Contract with J. Baines, 29 May 1855 (Item 88/118)
Book post to Western Australia, 2 June 1855 (Item 88/141-43)
Australian correspondence for Liverpool, 2 June 1855 (Item 88/144-45)
Rates of postage on letters in Victoria, 9 June 1855 (Item 88/167)
Detention of Australian mails on James Baines, 14 June 1855 (Item 88/179-81)
Contract for second monthly service to Australia, 20 June 1855 (Item 88/195)
Contract for second monthly service to Australia, 26 June 1855 (Item 88/210)
Reestablishment of line of steam packets to Australia, 5 July 1855 (Item 88/238)
Deputation on reestablishment of line of steam packets to Australia, 5 July 1855 (Item 88/241-42)
Reduction of postage rate to Tasmania, 17 July 1855 (Item 88/307)
Rate of postage on letters to Victoria, 18 July 1855 (Item 88/320-21)

Packet Minutes, 28 July 1855 - 17 October 1855 (File 89)

17 items

Filmed selectively.

Alteration of packet for Australian mails by Baines & Co, 28 July 1855 (Item 89/1-3)
Reestablishment of mail steam communication with Australia, 28 July 1855 (Item 89/7-8)
Lightning substituted for James Baines for Australian mails, 3 August 1855 (Item 89/29)
Mail for Launceston, 13 August 1855 (Item 89/76-77)
Newspapers for Australia, 20 August 1855 (Item 89/105-6)
Reestablishment of steam postal communication to Australia, 23 August 1855 (Item 89/123-25)
Tender of Australian Direct Steam Navigation Co, 3 September 1855 (Item 89/155)
Reestablishment of steam postal communication to Australia, 11 September 1855 (Item 89/182-85)
Postal rates to Victoria, 13 September 1855 (Item 89/194-97)
Tender of Gibbs, Bright & Co. for conveyance of Australian mails, 14 September 1855 (Item 89/204-5)
Steam communication to Australia, 21 September 1855 (Item 89/44-46)
Legislation on uniform rates of postage in Victoria, 2 October 1855 (Item 89/87-98)
Detention of Schomberg with mails for Australia, 4 October 1855 (Item 89/307-9)
Australian mails carried on private ships, 8 October 1855 (Item 89/321-23)
Payment to General Screw Steam Shipping Co. for Australian mails, 10 October 1855 (Item 89/329-32)
Charges on letters of soldiers and seamen in N.S.W, 10 October 1855 (Item 89/333-34)
Reestablishment of bi-monthly packets to Australia, 17 October 1855 (Item 89/372-73)

Packet Minutes, 22 October 1855 - 24 December 1855 (File 90)

16 items

Filmed selectively.

Delay in sailing of Blue Jacket to Australia, 22 October 1855 (Item 90/8-9)
Casulaties of Boomerang on voyage to Australia, 23 October 1855 (Item 90/16)
Payment for mails carried on Blue Jacket, 27 October 1855 (Item 90/34-36)
Rate of postage to Victoria, 29 October 1855 (Item 90/53-54)
Tender of Gibbs, Bright & Co. for Australian mails, 29 October 1855 (Item 90/55-57)
Delay in departure of Boomerang from Australia, 7 November 1855 (Item 90/86-87)
Contract with Pilkington & Wilson for Australian mails, 12 November 1855 (Item 90/104-10)
Late arrival of Boomerang and Marco Polo from Australia, 16 November 1855 (Item 90/129-31)
Tender of T. Mackay for conveyance of Australian mails, 21 November 1855 (Item 90/163-66)
Contract with Pilkington & Wilson, 30 November 1855 (Item 90/208-9)
Detention of Marco Polo with Australian mails, 4 December 1855 (Item 90/214-15)
Tender of Lidgett & Son for conveyance of Australian mails, 6 December 1855 (Item 90/233-34)
Changes in book post in N.S.W, 18 December 1855 (Item 90/314-18)
Competition for Australian contract, 18 December 1855 (Item 90/322-23)
Australian mails carried on Oliver Lang, 24 December 1855 (Item 90/352-54)
Dates of departure of Australian mails in 1856, 24 December 1855 (Item 90/355-56)

Packet Minutes, 24 January 1853 - 13 February 1856 (File 91)

13 items

Filmed selectively.

Delay in departure of Marco Polo with Australian mails, 28 December 1855 (Item 91/3)
Contract with Pilkington & Wilson, 28 December 1855 (Item 91/4-6)
Departure of Donald McKay from Melbourne, 4 January 1856 (Item 91/62-63)
Penalties on Australian packet Oliver Lang, 9 January 1856 (Item 91/78-83)
Request to Victorian Postmaster General to divide up English mails, 22 January 1856 (Item 91/165-67)
Conveyance of mails to Sandwich Islands, 24 January 1853 (Item 91/190-97)
Proposal to use boxes for Australian mails, 6 February 1853 (Item 91/219)
Form of tender for Australian mail service, 8 February 1856 (Item 91/232-33)
Proposal to open Australian mails in Dublin, 13 February 1856 (Item 91/252-53)
Contract with Pilkington & Wilson for Australian mails, 1 March 1853 (Item 91/324)
Conveyance of despatches to New Zealand Governor, 4 March 1853 (Item 91/328-29)
Penalties on Baines & Co. due to detention of Australian ships, 7 March 1853 (Item 91/351-54)
Penalties on Baines & Co, 10 March 1853 (Item 91/378-83)

Packet Minutes, 13 March 1856 - 10 May 1856 (File 92)

15 items

Filmed selectively.

Separation of Sydney and N.S.W. country mails, 13 March 1856 (Item 92/10-12)
Reestablishment of steam communication with Australia, 14 March 1856 (Item 92/15-16)
Tenders for Australian mail services, 25 March 1856 (Item 92/48-49)
Australian mails on Lightning, 3 April 1856 (Item 92/93-95)
Wreck of Schomberg carrying Australian mails, 8 April 1856 (Item 92/113)
Charges on newspapers and letters to New Zealand, 9 April 1856 (Item 92/127-28)
Alteration in book post in N.S.W, 11 April 1856 (Item 92/139-41)
Reestablishment of steam communication with Australia, 14 April 1856 (Item 92/156-57)
Extension of uniform rate to Western Australia, 17 April 1856 (Item 92/165-66)
Establishment of uniform rate in Tasmania, 17 April 1856 (Item 92/179-81)
Conveyance of Australian mails via Suez and Mauritius, 28 April 1856 (Item 92/263-64)
Conveyance of mails between Singapore and Sydney, 29 April 1856 (Item 92/265)
N.S.W. Act for reestablishing steam communication with Britain, 28 April 1856 (Item 92/267)
Conveyance of mails between Melbourne and Adelaide, 3 May 1856 (Item 92/298-99)
Extension of uniform rate to New Zealand, 10 May 1856 (Item 92/347-49)

Packet Minutes, 19 May 1856 - 8 September 1856 (File 93)

18 items

Filmed selectively.

Division of N.S.W. mails, 19 May 1856 (Item 93/6-7)
Penalties on Baines & Co. due to delays of Marco Polo, 21 May 1856 (Item 93/12-14)
Conveyance of mails from Melbourne to Adelaide, 23 May 1856 (Item 93/27-29)
Conveyance of South Australian mails on Blue Jacket, 26 May 1856 (Item 93/30-32)
Delay in landing Australian mails at Liverpool, 31 May 1856 (Item 93/57-58)
Scheme for Australian mail service, 4 June 1856 (Item 93/65-68)
Tasmanian Postal Act, 4 June 1856 (Item 93/130-31)
Compensation to Baines & Co. for loss on Australian mails, 5 July 1856 (Item 93/136-37)
Charges on official despatches from South Australia, 8 July 1856 (Item 93/140-41)
Proposed reduction of postage to Australia via Cape of Good Hope, 23 July 1856 (Item 93/203)
Tender of Gibbs, Bright & Co. for conveyance of Australian mails, 24 July 1856 (Item 93/213-14)
Reestablishment of optional prepayment on postage on New Zealand letters, 25 July 1856 (Item 93/218)
Contract with European and Australian Royal Mail Co, 1 August 1856 (Item 93/234-36)
Division of mails from Victoria, 14 August 1856 (Item 93/278-79)
Victorian book post, 20 August 1856 (Item 93/288-90)
Irregularity at Hobart in imlementing 6d. rate of postage, 27 August 1856 (Item 93/315-18)
Australian mails carried by European and Australian Royal Mail Co, 5 September 1856 (Item 93/339)
Establishment of book post between Tasmania and India, 8 September 1856 (Item 93/350-51)

Packet Minutes, 18 December 1853 - 19 December 1856 (File 94)

17 items

Filmed selectively.

Mail boxes for Australian mails, 16 September 1856 (Item 94/26-27)
Australian mails via Egypt, 16 September 1856 (Item 94/28)
Australian mail contract, 18 September 1856 (Item 94/37-38)
Charges on books sent to Australia, 20 September 1856 (Item 94/39-41)
Offer of Baines & Co. regarding Australian mails, 24 September 1856 (Item 94/52)
Charges on books sent to Australia, 24 September 1856 (Item 94/53-55)
Registered letters for Melbourne, 25 September 1856 (Item 94/60-61)
Timetable for Australian packets, 1 October 1856 (Item 94/72-76)
Proposed line of vessels to Australia via Panama, 9 October 1856 (Item 94/97-101)
Detention of Australian packet, 18 October 1856 (Item 94/123-25)
Compulsory prepayment of postage to Australia, 20 October 1856 (Item 94/132-34)
Date of sailing of Australian Royal Mail Co. packets, 23 October 1856 (Item 94/151-52)
Transmission of mails to Sandwich Islands, 19 November 1856 (Item 94/215-18)
Offer of Liverpool and Australian Steam Navigation Co, 4 December 1856 (Item 94/265-66)
Changes proposed by Australian Royal Mail Co, 6 December 1856 (Item 94/268-69)
Charges on books sent to Australia, 18 December 1853 (Item 94/331-33)
Sorting of mails on Australian packets, 19 December 1856 (Item 94/336-40)

Packet Minutes, 27 December 1856 - 3 March 1857 (File 95)

12 items

Filmed selectively.

Reestablishment of packet communication to Australia, 27 December 1856 (Item 95/16)
Conveyance of Australian mails in boxes, 8 January 1857 (Item 95/89-90)
Extension of book post to Victoria, 12 January 1857 (Item 95/102-3)
Delays in sailing of European and Australian Royal Mail Co. packet, 20 January 1857 (Item 95/142-43)
Expenses of storing and shipping Australian mails at Southampton, 21 January 1857 (Item 95/145-46)
Delay in sailing of Australian packet, 27 January 1857 (Item 95/161-62)
Letters to Australia from The Hague, 27 January 1857 (Item 95/175-76)
Letters to Australia from The Hague, 31 January 1857 (Item 95/194-95)
Wooden mail boxes for Australia, 4 February 1857 (Item 95/224-26)
Newspapers for Australia, 7 February 1857 (Item 95/244)
Mails misdirected to Melbourne, 9 February 1857 (Item 95/250-51)
Gratuities for ship letter mails from Australia, 3 March 1857 (Item 95/336-38)

Packet Minutes, 7 March 1857 - 15 July 1857 (File 96)

14 items

Filmed selectively.

Sharing of postage with Australian Post Office, 7 March 1857 (Item 96/7-9)
Storing of Australian mails at Southampton, 10 March 1857 (Item 96/14-15)
Establishment of line of steamers between Sydney and Singapore, 19 March 1857 (Item 96/28)
Optional prepayment of postage to Australia, 23 March 1857 (Item 96/36)
Large debt of N.S.W. Post Office, 22 April 1857 (Item 96/118)
Book postage in Tasmania, 23 April 1857 (Item 96/132-34)
Contract with Wilson & Pilkington for Australian mails, 8 May 1857 (Item 96/156-58)
Accounting of newspapers sent from Sydney, 23 May 1857 (Item 96/205-6)
Transmission of mails to Western Australia, 15 June 1857 (Item 96/251-53)
Large balance due from N.S.W. Post Office, 16 June 1857 (Item 96/255)
Rates on books sent from Victoria, 16 June 1857 (Item 96/256-57)
Prepayment of book post to Victoria, 25 June 1857 (Item 96/277-78)
N.S.W. Postage Act, 30 June 1857 (Item 96/288)
Australian mail boxes, 15 July 1857 (Item 96/339)

Packet Minutes, 27 August 1857 - 3 December 1857 (File 97)

6 items

Filmed selectively.

Book post between Australia and East Indies, 27 August 1857 (Item 97/70)
Arrangements with Tasmanian Post Office, 17 September 1857 (Item 70/91-92)
Sorting of mails on board Australian packets, 19 October 1857 (Item 70/144)
Separate mail bag for Portland, Victoria, 16 November 1857 (Item 70/211-12)
Sorting on board Australian packets, 25 November 1857 (Item 70/253)
Sorting on board Australian packets, 3 December 1857 (Item 70/280-83)

Packet Minutes, 28 February 1857 - 18 March 1858 (File 98)

9 items

Filmed selectively.

Separate mail bag for Williamstown, Victoria, 28 February 1857 (Item 98/11-12)
Transhipment of N.S.W. mails from Melbourne, 11 January 1858 (Item 98/74-79)
Separation of Western Australian and New Zealand correspondence, 16 January 1858 (Item 98/94-95)
Separation of Western Australian correspondence, 3 February 1858 (Item 98/149)
Extension of registration system to N.S.W, 6 February 1858 (Item 98/165-66)
Sorting of mails on board Australian packets, 6 February 1858 (Item 98/169-76)
Sorting on board Australian packets, 8 February 1858 (Item 98/180-84)
Transhipment of N.S.W. mails from Melbourne, 10 February 1858 (Item 98/187-88)
Use of postage stamps on letters posted on Australian mail packets, 18 March 1858 (Item 98/302)

Packet Minutes, 8 April 1858 - 20 July 1858 (File 99)

5 items

Filmed selectively.

Arrangements for new packet service to South Australia, 8 April 1858 (Item 99/21)
Contract for Australian and New Zealand mail service, 8 May 1858 (Item 99/101)
Offer of Wilson, Chambers & Co. to carry Australian mails, 19 June 1858 (Item 99/243)
Division of fees on registered letters to South Australia, 1 July 1858 (Item 99/268-69)
Separate mail bag for Moreton Bay District, 20 July 1858 (Item 99/339)

Packet Minutes, 9 September 1858 - 11 October 1858 (File 100)

6 items

Filmed selectively.

Conveyance of despatches for Governor of Victoria, 9 September 1858 (Item 100/132)
Tenders for Australian mail service, 15 September 1858 (Item 100/151-52)
Tenders for Australian mail service, 23 September 1858 (Item 100/169-71)
Australian mail service via Panama, 27 September 1858 (Item 100/181-202)
Gratuities for sorting mails on Australian packets, 6 October 1858 (Item 100/237-38)
Tenders for Australian mail services, 11 October 1858 (Item 100/250-52)

Packet Minutes, 16 November 1858 - 18 February 1859 (File 101)

11 items

Filmed selectively.

P.& O. landings at Kangaroo Island, 16 November 1858 (Item 101/17)
Despatch of mails from Melbourne by P.& O. ships, 16 November 1858 (Item 101/18)
Sorting on board Australian mail packets, 17 November 1858 (Item 101/22-23)
Registration of letters to N.S.W, 2 December 1858 (Item 101/49)
Draft contract with P.& O. Co. for Australian mail service, 9 December 1858 (Item 101/59)
New Australia-Mauritius mail service, 13 December 1858 (Item 101/69)
Detention ofVictoria with mails at Melbourne, 4 January 1859 (Item 101/162-63)
Sorting registered letters on Australian packets, 6 January 1859 (Item 101/173-76)
Substitution of bags for boxes for Indian and Australian mails, 18 January 1859 (Item 101/202-6)
Substitution of bags for boxes for Indian and Australian mails, 28 January 1859 (Item 101/245-47)
New service for Australian and Mauritius mails, 18 February 1859 (Item 101/333)

Packet Minutes, 8 March 1859 - 18 May 1859 (File 102)

4 items

Filmed selectively.

Mails from Honolulu, 8 March 1859 (Item 102/51)
Sorting of New Zealand mails on board ship, 13 April 1859 (Item 102/182-84)
Sorting of New Zealand mails on board ship, 4 May 1859 (Item 102/253)
Extension of registration system to Melbourne, 18 May 1859 (Item 102/295-96)

Packet Minutes, 9 August 1859 - 18 August 1859 (File 103)

3 items

Filmed selectively.

Mode of forwarding letters to Norfolk Island, 9 August 1859 (Item 103/250)
Extension of registration system to New Zealand, 9 August 1859 (Item 103/254-55)
Prepayment of letters from Hobart, 18 August 1859 (Item 103/300)

Packet Minutes, 11 September 1859 - 7 December 1859 (File 104)

7 items

Filmed selectively.

Sorting of Victorian mails on board ship, 11 September 1859 (Item 104/12)
Proposed alteration in route of Australian mail service, 12 September 1859 (Item 104/17-19)
Extension of registration system to New Zealand, 13 September 1859 (Item 104/25)
Extension of registration system to Victoria, 26 September 1859 (Item 104/52-53)
Draft contract for Australian and Mauritius mail service, 5 October 1859 (Item 104/71)
Alteration in route of Australian mail service, 28 November 1859 (Item 104/219)
Increased charges on newspapers for Australia, 7 December 1859 (Item 104/262)

Packet Minutes, 10 January 1860 - 28 March 1860 (File 106)

9 items

Filmed selectively.

N.S.W. remonstrance against increased charge on newspapers, 10 January 1860 (Item 106/38)
Increased postage on newspapers to Australia, 23 January 1860 (Item 106/79-83)
Extension of registration system to New Zealand, 30 January 1860 (Item 106/104-5)
Charge on Australian newspapers, 8 February 1860 (Item 106/138-40)
Charge on Australian newspapers, 9 February 1860 (Item 106/144-45)
Alteration in route of Australian mail service, 20 February 1860 (Item 106/183)
Mail service between N.S.W. and New Zealand, 14 March 1860 (Item 106/276-77)
Making up of mails for Queensland, 21 March 1860 (Item 106/294)
Mail service between N.S.W. and New Zealand, 28 March 1860 (Item 106/326)

Packet Minutes, 8 May 1860 - 13 July 1860 (File 107)

11 items

Filmed selectively.

Mail service between Australia and New Zealand, 8 May 1860 (Item 107/32)
Alteration in service between Australia and New Zealand, 23 May 1860 (Item 107/87)
New New Zealand mail service, 28 May 1860 (Item 107/108-9)
Alteration in Australian mail service, 4 June 1860 (Item 107/129)
Rates of postage in Australian colonies, 11 June 1860 (Item 107/144)
Extension of Australian mail service to Sydney, 25 June 1860 (Item 107/198-99)
New Zealand mails landed at Sydney, 25 June 1860 (Item 107/201)
Landing of South Australian mails at Melbourne, 27 June 1860 (Item 107/210)
Losses of Royal Mail Co. in Australia, 27 June 1860 (Item 107/211)
Detention of Australian mail packet at Sydney, 27 June 1860 (Item 107/213)
Extension of Australian mail service to Sydney, 13 July 1860 (Item 107/283)

Packet Minutes, 8 October 1860 - 30 November 1860 (File 108)

6 items

Filmed selectively.

Mail service between Australia and New Zealand, 8 October 1860 (Item 108/206)
Additional charge on newspapers to Australia, 15 October 1860 (Item 108/248)
Draft contract for Australian mail service, 23 November 1860 (Item 108/382)
Landing of mails at Kangaroo Island, 24 November 1860 (Item 108/386)
Alteration in Australian mail service, 29 November 1860 (Item 108/395)
Draft contract with P.& O. Co. for Australian mail service, 30 November 1860 (Item 108/397)

Packet Minutes, 15 December 1860 - 28 February 1861 (File 109)

3 items

Filmed selectively.

Contract for mail service between N.S.W. and New Zealand, 15 December 1860 (Item 109/38)
Division of postage on letters between South Australia and New Zealand, 26 December 1860 (Item 109/75-77)
Separation of mails for Queensland, 28 February 1861 (Item 109/322-23)

Packet Minutes, 27 March 1861 - 24 July 1861 (File 110)

6 items

Filmed selectively.

Parliamentary approval clause in Australian contract, 27 March 1861 (Item 110/8-10)
Tasmanian objection to general system of registration, 26 April 1861 (Item 110/108)
Contract with P.& O. Co. for Australian mails, 15 May 1861 (Item 110/152)
Postage on letters between N.S.W. and New Zealand, 23 May 1861 (Item 110/171)
Sydney and New Zealand mail service, 24 July 1861 (Item 110/350)
Unclaimed letters at Sydney, 24 July 1861 (Item 110/372)

Packet Minutes, 20 August 1861 - 4 December 1861 (File 111)

9 items

Filmed selectively.

South Australian debt on packet service, 20 August 1861 (Item 111/44)
Division of postage between Australia and New Zealand, 20 August 1861 (Item 111/45)
Conveyance of New Zealand mail by military authorities, 17 October 1861 (Item 111/164)
Proposal that all Australian mails be sent via Marseilles, 22 October 1861 (Item 111/187-88)
Complaint by New Zealand Supreme Court against Inter Colonial Steam Packet Co, 26 October 1861 (Item 111/196-97)
Extension of registration system to letters between Australia and Malta, 14 November 1861 (Item 111/250-51)
Apportionment of expenses of mail service to Australia, 19 November 1861 (Item 111/272-73)
Book packets from South Australia, 20 November 1861 (Item 111/274-75)
Subdivision of mails for New Zealand, 4 December 1861 (Item 111/318)

Packet Minutes, 6 January 1862 - 13 May 1862 (File 112)

8 items

Filmed selectively.

P.& O. Co. delays in Australian mail service, 6 January 1862 (Item 112/31-33)
Extension of money order system to Victoria and Western Australia, 6 January 1862 (Item 112/33)
South Australian postal legislation, 16 January 1862 (Item 112/60)
Detention of Benares by naval agent at Sydney, 27 January 1862 (Item 112/98-99)
Survey of Claud Hamilton for New Zealand mail service, 17 March 1862 (Item 112/240-41)
Extension of money order system to Victoria, 6 May 1862 (Item 112/384-85)
Survey of Claud Hamilton for New Zealand mail service, 9 May 1862 (Item 112/400-1)
Exchange of money orders between Canada and Australia, 13 May 1862 (Item 112/407-8)

Packet Minutes, 1 July 1862 - 29 October 1862 (File 113)

12 items

Filmed selectively.

Postage on War Office papers sent from Perth, 1 July 1862 (Item 113/65-66)
Extension of registration system to letters between Australia and Hongkong, 22 July 1862 (Item 113/164-65)
Extension of money order system to Tasmania, 30 July 1862 (Item 113/194-95)
Survey of vessels in Australian mail service, 1 August 1862 (Item 113/202-6)
Abstraction of coin from letters from N.S.W. and Tasmania, 7 August 1862 (Item 113/214-16)
Modification of money order system in New Zealand, 2 September 1862 (Item 113/243-44)
Transfer of South Australian mails via King George's Sound, 23 September 1862 (Item 113/291)
Australian and New Zealand packet service, 24 September 1862 (Item 113/295)
Proposed packet service between Singapore and Australia, 1 October 1862 (Item 113/351)
Contribution to cost of New Zealand packet service, 22 October 1862 (Item 113/374)
Packet service between Singapore and Australia, 24 October 1862 (Item 113/386-89)
Packet service between Singapore and Australia, 29 October 1862 (Item 113/405)

Packet Minutes, 3 December 1862 - 20 February 1863 (File 114)

8 items

Filmed selectively.

Packet service between Singapore and Australia, 3 December 1862 (Item 114/85)
Registration of letters between Hong Kong and Australia, 4 December 1862 (Item 114/92-93)
Transmission of military accounts from Western Australia, 5 December 1862 (Item 114/97)
Australian and New Zealand intercolonial packet arrangements, 5 January 1863 (Item 114/238)
Abstraction of coin from letters from N.S.W. and Tasmania, 23 January 1863 (Item 114/303-4)
Commencement of money order business with N.S.W, 30 January 1863 (Item 114/310)
Registration of letters between Australia and Hong Kong, 4 February 1863 (Item 114/321)
Money order business in Western Australia, 20 February 1863 (Item 114/381-82)

Packet Minutes, 21 March 1863 - 4 September 1863 (File 115)

9 items

Filmed selectively.

Tasmanian postal legislation, 21 March 1863 (Item 115/24)
Proposed communication between Australia and Panama, 13 April 1863 (Item 115/71)
P.& O. ships on Australian mail service, 25 April 1863 (Item 115/106-7)
New Zealand postal legislation, 2 May 1863 (Item 115/127)
Delays in transfer of South Australian mails, 4 May 1863 (Item 115/134-35)
Registration of letters between New Zealand and Hong Kong, 2 June 1863 (Item 115/212-13)
Proposal to double mail service between Ceylon and Australia, 26 June 1863 (Item 115/277)
South Australian Postal Act, 28 July 1863 (Item 115/376)
Proposed packet service between New Zealand and Panama, 4 September 1863 (Item 115/435-39)

Packet Minutes, 6 October 1863 - 16 December 1863 (File 116)

9 items

Filmed selectively.

Detention of mail packet Madras at Sydney, 6 October 1863 (Item 116/80)
South Australian contributions to packet service, 4 November 1863 (Item 116/196)
Tasmanian contributions to packet service, 6 November 1863 (Item 116/201)
South Australian contributions to packet service, 6 November 1863 (Item 116/202)
Treatment of Australian letters insufficiently paid, 24 November 1863 (Item 116/256-60)
Accounts of Australian packet service, 25 November 1863 (Item 116/262-63)
Proposed doubling of packet service to Australia, 8 December 1863 (Item 116/295)
Bags substituted for boxes on Indian and Australian mail service, 15 December 1863 (Item 116/324-32)
Optional prepayment of letters to Australia, 16 December 1863 (Item 116/334)

Packet Minutes, 21 January 1864 - 21 April 1864 (File 118)

5 items

Filmed selectively.

Remittances due from South Australia, 21 January 1864 (Item 118/47)
Penalties on voyages of Australian packets, 21 January 1864 (Item 118/48-50)
Penalties on voyages of Australian packets, 10 February 1864 (Item 118/106)
Reduction of book postage to India, China and Australia, 26 February 1864 (Item 118/167)
Delivery of South Australian mails at King George's Sound, 21 April 1864 (Item 118/349-50)

Packet Minutes, 26 May 1864 - 15 November 1864 (File 119)

12 items

Filmed selectively.

Instructions to naval agents concerning Australian mails, 26 May 1864 (Item 119/11-12)
Alteration of Australian postal rates, 2 June 1864 (Item 119/25)
Increase of postage to Australia and New Zealand, 15 June 1864 (Item 119/50-56)
Suspension of new Australian postal rates, 18 July 1864 (Item 119/147)
Proposed Panama-New Zealand service, 25 July 1864 (Item 119/166-68)
Termination of New Zealand intercolonial contract, 28 July 1864 (Item 119/171)
Termination of New Zealand intercolonial contract, 13 August 1864 (Item 119/197-200)
Claims of South Australian Government for cost of packet service, 23 August 1864 (Item 119/216)
Establishment of second postal service to Australia via Suez, 17 September 1864 (Item 119/283)
Victorian contribution to Australian packet service, 6 October 1864 (Item 119/338)
Tenders for Australian packet service, 3 November 1864 (Item 119/450-51)
Victorian postal legislation, 15 November 1864 (Item 119/487)

Packet Minutes, 25 November 1864 - 28 March 1865 (File 120)

17 items

Filmed selectively.

Extension of pattern service to Australia, 25 November 1864 (Item 120/16-17)
Termination of P.& O. Co. Australian contract, 2 December 1864 (Item 120/48)
Draft warrant for Australian pattern post, 14 December 1864 (Item 120/78)
Compulsory registration of letters in Victoria, 20 December 1864 (Item 120/103-4)
Postage between France and South Australia and Tasmania, 6 January 1865 (Item 120/148)
Return of letters received from Australia, 12 January 1865 (Item 120/168-69)
Special packet for Prince Alfred, 24 January 1865 (Item 120/197)
Transshipment of New Zealand mails at Sydney, 23 January 1865 (Item 120/199)
Treatment of Australian unpaid letters, 25 January 1865 (Item 120/203-7)
Memos, 8 February 1865 - 9 February 1865 (Item 120/243-5)
Treatment of Australian unpaid letters, 17 February 1865 (Item 120/267-69)
Increase of packet postage on letters in colonies in East, 22 February 1865 (Item 120/292-96)
Balance due from South Australia for packet service, 13 March 1865 (Item 120/345)
Tenders for Australian packet service, 14 March 1865 (Item 120/355-56)
Contract with the West India and Pacific Steam Ship Company, 17 March 1865 (Item 120/364)
Postage to British Colonies through Italy and France [incomplete] (Item 120/406)
South Australian proposal for simplifying mode of accounting, 28 March 1865 (Item 120/408)

Packet Minutes, 10 April 1865 - 19 July 1865 (File 121)

12 items

Filmed selectively.

P.& O. Co. tender for Ceylon-Sydney service, 10 April 1865 (Item 121/5)
New Zealand postal legislation, 21 April 1865 (Item 121/61)
P.& O. Co. tender for Australian mail packet service, 27 April 1865 (Item 121/96-103)
Remittance from Victoria for packet service, 28 April 1865 (Item 121/104)
P.& O. Co. tender for Australian mail packet service, 3 May 1865 (Item 121/117)
P.& O. Co. tender for Ceylon-Sydney service, 18 May 1865 (Item 121/171-72)
P.& O. Co. tender for Ceylon-Sydney service, 19 May 1865 (Item 121/174)
Extension of money order system to Tasmania, 25 May 1865 (Item 121/183-84)
Termination of P.& O. Co. contract, 29 May 1865 (Item 121/197)
Delay of Australian mails at Ceylon, 8 June 1865 (Item 121/243-45)
P.& O. Co. contract for Ceylon-Sydney service, 11 July 1865 (Item 121/361)
Tenders for Ceylon-Sydney service, 19 July 1865 (Item 121/406)

Packet Minutes, 24 July 1865 - 21 November 1865 (File 122)

17 items

Filmed selectively.

Australian mails landed at Point de Galle, 24 July 1865 (Item 122/3-6)
Application of Australian Steam Navigation Co, 27 July 1865 (Item 122/15)
Detention of homeward mail at Melbourne, 26 July 1865 (Item 122/20-21)
Queensland contribution to Sydney-Brisbane service, 4 August 1865 (Item 122/55)
Complaint by Victorian Government about postal delays, 15 August 1865 (Item 122/99-101)
Making up boxes of Australian despatches, 17 August 1865 (Item 122/105)
Making up boxes of Australian despatches, 23 August 1865 (Item 122/121-24)
Report on N.S.W. Post Office, 24 August 1865 (Item 122/139-41)
Harrington & Co. and Australian mail service, 20 September 1865 (Item 122/204-5)
Complaint by Victorian Government about postal delays, 3 October 1865 (Item 122/255-56)
Address of South Australian House of Assembly on Australian mail contract, 19 October 1865 (Item 122/297)
Delay in delivery of South Australian mails at King George's Sound, 25 October 1865 (Item 122/311-12)
Transmission of Commissariat certificates from Western Australia, 26 October 1865 (Item 122/322-23)
Cost of service between Adelaide and King George's Sound, 31 October 1865 (Item 122/333)
Proposed establishment of pattern post in Queensland, 4 November 1865 (Item 122/349-50)
South Australian postal legislation, 14 November 1865 (Item 122/387)
Transmission of stuffed birds from Western Australia, 21 November 1865 (Item 122/407)

Packet Minutes, 21 December 1865 - 28 March 1866 (File 123)

6 items

Filmed selectively.

Treatment of letters for New Zealand, 21 December 1865 (Item 123/79-80)
Postage on letters between Ceylon and Australia, 11 January 1866 (Item 123/166-67)
Mails landed at Melbourne instead of Queenscliff, 21 February 1866 (Item 123/318-19)
Optional prepayment on letters from N.S.W, 9 March 1866 (Item 123/371-72)
Complaint by N.S.W. Government about mail delays, 22 March 1866 (Item 123/413)
Dates of departure of Ceylon-Sydney mail service, 28 March 1866 (Item 123/435)

Packet Minutes, 29 March 1866 - 27 August 1866 (File 124)

14 items

Filmed selectively.

Mail service between Adelaide and King George's Sound, 29 March 1866 (Item 124/3)
Losses in New Zealand due to late arrival of P.& O. packets, 4 April 1866 (Item 124/20)
South Australian complaint about irregular mail service, 5 April 1866 (Item 124/23)
Postage between Australia, New Zealand and Panama, 17 May 1866 (Item 124/134-35)
Postage between Australia, New Zealand and Panama, 19 May 1866 (Item 124/142)
Postage between Australia, New Zealand and Panama, 23 May 1866 (Item 124/170)
Postage between Australia, New Zealand and Panama, 29 May 1866 (Item 124/183-84)
Western Australian complaint about irregular mail service, 2 June 1866 (Item 124/197)
Postage on Australian mails via Torres Strait, 13 June 1866 (Item 124/230-33)
New Zealand postal legislation, 18 July 1866 (Item 124/307)
New Zealand complaint about irregular mail service, 27 July 1866 (Item 124/329)
N.S.W. law for optional prepayment on letters to France, 3 August 1866 (Item 124/351-52)
Length of passage from Point de Galle to Sydney, 10 August 1866 (Item 124/371-73)
Annual report of Victorian Post Office, 27 August 1866 (Item 124/425)

Packet Minutes, 31 August 1866 - 16 January 1867 (File 125)

13 items

Filmed selectively.

Cost of Australia-New Zealand service, 31 August 1866 (Item 125/2-3)
Making up of New Zealand homeward mails, 7 September 1866 (Item 125/13)
Postage between Australia, New Zealand and Panama, 13 September 1866 (Item 125/18)
Victorian postal legislation, 26 October 1866 (Item 125/135)
New Zealand correspondence to be sent via Panama, 6 November 1866 (Item 125/157-58)
Late arrival at Singapore of N.S.W. mails, 26 November 1866 (Item 125/212-13)
Amount due from South Australia on packet service, 4 December 1866 (Item 125/252)
Visits to Melbourne by packets on homeward voyage, 17 December 1866 (Item 125/284-86)
Victorian contribution to Australian packet service, 18 December 1866 (Item 125/297)
Queensland contribution to Australian packet service, 19 December 1866 (Item 125/310-11)
N.S.W. contribution to Australian packet service, 4 January 1867 (Item 125/388-89)
Increase in postage on newspapers to New Zealand, 16 January 1867 (Item 125/416)
New Zealand correspondence to be sent via Panama, 9 January 1867 (Item 125/417-18)

Packet Minutes, 28 January 1867 - 9 April 1867 (File 126)

11 items

Filmed selectively.

New Zealand and N.S.W. correspondence via Panama, 28 January 1867 (Item 126/45-50)
Annual report of N.S.W. Post Office, 30 January 1867 (Item 126/74-75)
South Australian Postal Act, 12 February 1867 (Item 126/128)
Establishment of Queensland-Singapore service, 12 March 1867 (Item 126/256)
Contributions of Australian colonies to mail service, 13 March 1867 (Item 126/261-63)
New Zealand complaint about its contribution to mail service, 21 March 1867 (Item 126/283)
Amounts due from Australian colonies in 1867, 22 March 1867 (Item 126/313-14)
N.S.W. contribution to Australian postal service, 1 April 1867 (Item 126/342-43)
New Zealand complaint about its contribution, 5 April 1867 (Item 126/359)
N.S.W. postal legislation, 8 April 1867 (Item 126/366)
New Zealand and N.S.W. correspondence via Panama, 9 April 1867 (Item 126/387-88)

Packet Minutes, 30 April 1867 - 22 August 1867 (File 127)

14 items

Filmed selectively.

Cost of Sydney-Queensland service, 30 April 1867 (Item 127/20-21)
N.S.W. contribution to packet service, 3 May 1867 (Item 127/40)
New Zealand Postal Acts, 9 May 1867 (Item 127/65)
South Australian contribution to Australian packet service, 25 May 1867 (Item 127/119)
Memorial to Queen from Melbourne Postal Conference, 30 May 1867 (Item 127/126-27)
N.S.W. correspondence sent via Panama, 3 June 1867 (Item 127/133-36)
Reduction on postage on newspapers sent via Panama, 17 June 1867 (Item 127/162)
Postage rates to New Zealand via Panama, 28 June 1867 (Item 127/241-42)
Melbourne Postal Conference, 3 July 1867 (Item 127/259-61)
Conveyance of telegrams between Ceylon and Australia, 8 July 1867 (Item 127/269)
Transmission of newspapers to Victoria via Panama, 23 July 1867 (Item 127/308-9)
South Australian contribution to postal service, 30 July 1867 (Item 127/328)
Western Australian mails not to be sent via Panama, 20 August 1867 (Item 127/384)
Melbourne Postal Conference, 22 August 1867 (Item 127/398-99)

Packet Minutes, 6 September 1867 - 3 December 1867 (File 128)

7 items

Filmed selectively.

Victorian contribution to Australian mail service, 6 September 1867 (Item 128/1)
Request for mails to be made up for Ballarat, 17 October 1867 (Item 128/118)
Ceylon-Sydney mail service, 22 October 1867 (Item 128/137-39)
Western Australian memorial on packet service, 7 November 1867 (Item 128/274-75)
Proposed removal of coaling station from King George's Sound to Champion Bay, 8 November 1867 (Item 128/281-82)
Additional yearly voyage for Australian mail service, 3 December 1867 (Item 128/382-83)
Calculation of contributions to Australian postal service, 3 December 1867 (Item 128/385)

Packet Minutes, 3 January 1868 - 2 March 1868 (File 129)

6 items
Payment to P.& O. Co. for additional voyage to Australia, 3 January 1868 (Item 129/120-21)
N.S.W. Postal Act, 10 January 1868 (Item 129/150)
Rearrangement of timetable of Australian mail service, 10 January 1868 (Item 129/152-56)
Registration and optional prepayment of N.S.W.-France