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