Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919

Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919

Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919

Originally known as the 'Government Gazettes', each item contains the colonial laws for the year they were published. The legal records also include property for sale, probate records and bankruptcy notices. This is the first part of the three part series 'Colonial Law in Africa'. These items cover the Napoleonic Wars, the Boer War and the First World War. They also cover the abolition of the legal status of slavery. These gazettes were published alongside the African Blue Books of Statistics during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Kenya, 1899-1919

Kenya, 1899-1919

The first Gazette for Kenya was published in 1899. The contents of these gazettes included a focus on laws and legal changes from the beginning. Lists of officers and announcements relating...

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Nigeria (Lagos), 1887- 1919

Nigeria (Lagos), 1887- 1919

The first Gazette for Nigeria was published after the Royal Jubilee in 1887. Early editions covered the 'Colony of Lagos'; the Gazette's name then changed as the colony grew. Some names...

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Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), 1899-1919

Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), 1899-1919

The first of these gazettes was published in 1899; it was known as the 'British Central Africa Gazette' until the end of 1902. This Gazette's title would continue to change as...

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Malawi (Nyasaland), 1899-1919

Malawi (Nyasaland), 1899-1919

The first of these gazettes was published in 1899; it was titled the 'British Central Africa Gazette' until the end of 1906. Despite the name, the gazettes of Malawi and Zambia...

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Sierra Leone, 1808-1919

Sierra Leone, 1808-1919

The publication of this Gazette would depend on the will of the Governor from 1808 until 1870. The following years were printed and are included here: 1808-1810, 1817-1828 and 1870-1919. This...

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Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia), 1894-1919

Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia), 1894-1919

The first of these gazettes was published in October 1894, 29 years before the first Blue Book of statistics for Zimbabwe. Colonial officers receive some scattered mentions from 1894. Lists of...

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The Gambia, 1883-1919

The Gambia, 1883-1919

The Gambian gazettes were first published in 1883 and appear in a complete series thereafter. Notices of officers' appointments and dismissals were present from the beginning. Alongside the legal notices, contents...

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Ghana (Gold Coast), 1876-1919

Ghana (Gold Coast), 1876-1919

These gazettes were first published in 1876, and then continue until 1919. Scattered references to officers appear from the first edition. An index of subjects and officers' names, from 1872 to...

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Uganda, 1908-1919

Uganda, 1908-1919

The Zanzibar Gazette contains the only coverage of Uganda from April 1892 until 1908. The gazettes for Uganda begin in 1908. Indexes of officers' names, appointments, promotions and transfers are present...

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Tanzania (Zanzibar), 1892-1919

Tanzania (Zanzibar), 1892-1919

These gazettes were first published in 1892 then taken over by the Government of Zanzibar in 1894. Notices of officer appointments begin from February 1909. During the first decade, the gazettes...

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