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Minutes of the General Association for the Australian Colonies

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 281

Scope and Contents

Minutes and inserted printed and manuscript material, including a list of members, correspondence, printed reports and other publications, apparently representing the complete proceedings of the Association for the period 1855-1862. At the front of the volume is an article by J.S. O'Halloran, 'Reminiscences of the Australian Association', from his 'Colonies and India', 1884.


  • Creation: 1855 - 1884


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Biographical / Historical

The General Association for the Australian Colonies was founded in London in 1855 'by colonists and others who associated themselves together for the purpose of furthering the welfare and prosperity of the Australian colonies'.


1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Case A18

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 158.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is not known.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


General Association for the Australian Colonies

Includes index.
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