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W.O. 11. War Office. Muster rolls and pay lists: Royal Engineers. Records relating to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, 1843-1878 [microform] : [PRO7180-7189] 1843-1878
Bib ID 814848
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Great Britain. War Office
 
Description Canberra : Australian Joint Copying Project, [19--] 
10 reels ; 35 mm. 
Summary

Consists of monthly lists of units travelling to and from England for the Royal Engineers and the Royal Sappers and Miners. Includes 6th Company and detachments, Auckland, Wellington and Napier, New Zealand, 1847-1867; Levuka, Fiji, 1875-1878; 20th Company, Fremantle, 1850-1862; other detachments at South Australia, Melbourne, Fremantle and Van Diemen's Land.

Biography/History

Officers of the Royal Engineers were first sent to NSW and Van Diemen's Land in 1835. Small parties of Sappers & Miners were sent to WA in 1837, SA in 1839, Van Diemen's Land in 1852 and Vic in 1854 and were mainly engaged on surveying work. In 1854-1868 a party of Sappers and Miners were employed on special service with the Sydney Mint. The largest force was based in WA in 1850-1863, attached to the Convict Establishment, the officers eventually being transferred to the Public Works Dept. A company served in NZ in 1850-1867 and took a major part in the Maori Wars.

Notes

Australian Joint Copying Project miscellaneous series PRO7180-7189

Original held by the Public Record Office, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Surrey TW9 4DU, UK.

Reproduction Microfilm. Surrey, U.K. : Public Record Office : Available from the National Library of Australia, 1984. 10 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. 
Index/Finding Aid Note List available (11 p.) 
Subjects Great Britain. - War Office. - Archives.  |  Great Britain. - Army - Colonial forces - New Zealand.  |  Great Britain. - Army - Colonial forces - Western Australia.  |  Great Britain - Army - Royal Engineers - Registers  |  Great Britain - Army - Royal Sappers and Miners - Registers.  |  Great Britain. - War Office - Records and correspondence.  |  Australia - History, Military - 1851-1891.  |  Fiji - History, Military - 19th century.  |  New Zealand - History, Military - 19th century.
Other authors/contributors National Library of Australia  |  Australian Joint Copying Project  |  Great Britain. Public Record Office  |  Great Britain. War Office

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