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2 Sally Hoult and Keith Mitchell November 2013 Union of South Africa Sessional Papers,

3 Sessional Papers: What are they? Records of self Governing Colonies and Dominions Votes, proceedings and minutes of the House of Government Contain reports of Government Departments

4 Sessional Papers: Why are they useful? Reports on subjects dealing with the colony or dominion Includes financial matters, railways, mining, trade, medical, geology, pensions, and land matters Statistical information from accounts to geological to census

5 Sessional Papers: Why choose CO 633 Not catalogued No Index Contains minutes and reports of the House of Assembly and Senate Small series (190 pieces from ) Present description example: “Sessional and Select Committee Reports”

6 Sessional Papers: How we Catalogued Copy from cover pages of individual file Identify the number of pages, References to the maps and photos

7 Sessional Papers: Findings Maps: from Railways to Mining Photographs include images of cattle, diseases, railway themes and images produced as evidence Reports on military actions in Africa during World War 1 Insight in to medical conditions, treatment of Indigenous People Financial reports, including lists of pensions with former positions

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12 Sessional Papers: Summary Insight in to the formation and running of South Africa Array of maps and photographs of South Africa Could lead to: Acts: Blue Books Possibility of collaboration or digitisation with Academic or Research based organisation

13 Sessional Papers: Questions? 13

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