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Sally Hoult and Keith Mitchell November 2013 PowerPoint Presentation
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Sally Hoult and Keith Mitchell November 2013

Sally Hoult and Keith Mitchell November 2013

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  1. Union of South Africa Sessional Papers, 1910-1925 Sally Hoult and Keith Mitchell November 2013

  2. Sessional Papers: What are they? • Records of self Governing Colonies and Dominions • Votes, proceedings and minutes of the House of Government • Contain reports of Government Departments

  3. Sessional Papers: Why are they useful? • Reports on subjects dealing with the colony or dominion • Includes financial matters, railways, mining, trade, medical, geology, pensions, and land matters • Statistical information from accounts to geological to census

  4. Sessional Papers: Why choose CO 633 • Not catalogued • No Index • Contains minutes and reports of the House of Assembly and Senate • Small series (190 pieces from 1910-1925) • Present description example: “Sessional and Select Committee Reports”

  5. Sessional Papers: How we Catalogued • Copy from cover pages of individual file • Identify the number of pages, • References to the maps and photos

  6. Sessional Papers: Findings • Maps: from Railways to Mining • Photographs include images of cattle, diseases, railway themes and images produced as evidence • Reports on military actions in Africa during World War 1 • Insight in to medical conditions, treatment of Indigenous People • Financial reports, including lists of pensions with former positions

  7. Sessional Papers: Examples

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  10. Sessional Papers: Examples

  11. Sessional Papers: Summary • Insight in to the formation and running of South Africa • Array of maps and photographs of South Africa • Could lead to: • Acts: • Blue Books • Possibility of collaboration or digitisation with Academic or Research based organisation

  12. Sessional Papers: Questions?