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Malta, 1919-09 - 1924-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/59

Scope and Contents

Colonial Office correspondence and memoranda on Malta, with correspondents including: Sir Gerald Strickland [Member of Malta Legislative Assembly] on circulating Empire news to counter propaganda, the new constitution, the influence of Italy, the use of English in Malta and the behaviour of ministers in Parliament (8); Edward Wood [Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies, later 1st Lord Irwin and 1st Lord Halifax]; 1st Lord Plumer, Governor of Malta, on subjects including the Malta dockyards, the Lieutenant-Governor, emigration to Australia and using Maltese crews in shipping (8); William Robertson, Lieutenant-Governor of Malta; Sir Howard d'Egville; Sir Edgar Walton, High Commissioner in London for South Africa, on the rights of South African ministers to speak in Parliament, and possible parallels in Malta (2); Sir James Masterton-Smith [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Sir Edward Lucas, Agent-General for South Australia, on emigration of boys from Malta; Percy Hunter, Australian Director of Migration and Settlement (3); the Secretary of State for the Colonies [Winston Churchill]; Henry Casolani, Maltese Superintendent of Emigration (3); William Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia, on Maltese immigration; 1st Lord Inchcape [Chairman, P and O Company, earlier James Mackay] on using Maltese instead of Indian crew on shipping lines; Edmund Boyd [Private Secretary to Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State for the Colonies]; Frank Strahan, Secretary to Australian Delegation to Imperial Conference (2); [William] Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, on restrictions imposed on Maltese immigrants; 9th Duke of Devonshire [Secretary of State for the Colonies, earlier Lord Hartington]; Stanley Bruce [Prime Minister of Australia] on Maltese immigration into Australia; James Thomas [Secretary of State for the Colonies].

Also includes: report by LSA on Malta's financial and economic situation; memorandum by 1st Lord Milner, Secretary of State for the Colonies on the necessity for dealing with the situation; press-cuttings from Maltese newspapers; address by Lord Plumer on the new constitution; reports of the Maltese Emigration Committee on emigration from Malta; memoranda by Plumer on reorganisation of the Malta Militia; memorandum by Henry Casolani, on emigration from Malta to the United States; texts of interviews between Casolani and Sir James Mitchell, Premier of Western Australia, and Edmund Jowett [President of British Immigration League of Australia].


  • Creation: 1919-09 - 1924-03

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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


3 file(s)

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Former / Other Reference

Box 127

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1921-22.

Finding aid date

2003-07-24 15:07:15.297000+00:00


Repository Details

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