Cover image for Letterbooks of Correspondence addressed to the Commandant, Launceston.
Letterbooks of Correspondence addressed to the Commandant, Launceston.
Series Number:
Start Date:
04 May 1826
End Date:
25 Jan 1841
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 182531 Dec 1856
Related Series:
GO52 Letterbooks of General Outward Correspondence.21 Nov 182024 Feb 1912

CSO1 General Correspondence.01 Jan 182431 Dec 1836
Previous Series:
CSO35 General Letterbooks.17 May 182416 Jun 1826
Series notes:
The function of the Launceston Commandant was a general oversight of all official matters at the northern port. He had to make regular visits of inspection to the prison, the houses of correction, road parties within fifteen miles, the hospital and the Government school

he prepared and issued clearances for Government and colonial vessels

stores were issued under his authority, and he called for the tenders for those supplied locally. He was a magistrate, and dispensed summary justice to convicts, and had special authority over those employed in the public service.

The first of these volumes is badly water damaged. Both have indexes and the series is complete. File references are quoted after January 1827.

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives