Malawi under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1907-1967

Administration 1931-1963

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The content upon Native affairs describes the perceived progress made during each year, in relation to the Government's stated aim of increasing 'the training and education of the Africans towards a higher intellectual, moral and economic level than that which they had reached when the Crown assumed the responsibility for the administration of this territory'. The administrative nature of the reports upon Native Affairs is evident in their focus upon jurisdictions, governance structures and negotiations between local chiefs. The Native Welfare Committee reports cover a range of what would later become departmental remits, prior to the introduction of those departments, and serve as a repository for administrative information not deemed appropriate for inclusion in the reports upon Native Affairs. The reports upon Departmental Activities commence nine years after the last report of the Native Welfare Committee and from the more formal nature of those reports it is apparent that a more formal departmental structure has been adopted in the interim. Commencing three years after the last report upon Departmental Activities, the Public Service Commission was created in the same year as the Police and Judicial commissions. The early 1960's were a period of systemic change as governmental powers were devolved from the Governor to departments, this change is covered in more detail in Public Service Commission reports and especially so within the 1962 Annual Report.

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Native affairs and Administration 1946-1959

  • Contributor: British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference: 73105A-02
  • Keyword:  african politics government
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Native Welfare Committee 1936-1940

  • Contributor: British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference: 73105A-03
  • Keyword:  african politics government
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Departmental Activities 1949-1958

  • Contributor: British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference: 73105A-04
  • Keyword:  african politics government
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Public Service Commission 1961-1963

  • Contributor: British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference: 73105A-05
  • Keyword:  african politics government
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