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

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

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

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

(14pp.)

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

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

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

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

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

South Australia, 30 November 1846 (File 21)

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

New Zealand, 24 May 1846 (File 22)

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

Western Australia, 27 March 1847 (File 23)

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

Series Post 34. Packet Minutes, 1828 - 1900

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...

Packet Minutes, 29 July 1828 (File 17)

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

Packet Minutes, 13 May 1829 (File 18)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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 correspondence, 14 January 1868 (Item 129/175)
Tasmanian postal legislation, 19 February 1868 (Item 129/327)
Tasmanian contribution to packet service, 2 March 1868 (Item 129/356)

Packet Minutes, 29 April 1868 - 25 August 1868 (File 130)

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Dates of departure of Australian mails, 29 April 1868 (Item 130/129-30)
Memorial for fortnightly service to Australia, 5 May 1868 (Item 130/152)
Contributions of Australian colonies, 11 May 1868 (Item 130/175)
Melbourne-Launceston service, 25 August 1868 (Item 130/434)

Packet Minutes, 24 September 1868 - 10 March 1869 (File 131)

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Proposed withdrawal of N.S.W. from mail service via Suez, 24 September 1868 (Item 131/68)