The administration of the convict system accounts for the greatest number of files in this series. Other important functions referred to this "branch" of the registry were: public service administration
military matters, administration of police and gaols
judges' reports on cases tried
public works. No index has been found for this correspondence, which is registered in a series running from 1 to3060. Copies of outward letters are included. One volume is known to be missing. A card index to this series has been compiled.
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives