Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953

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13 volumes in Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953

Lesotho (Basutoland), 1926-1946

While Lesotho was under colonial rule, it was known as Basutoland. The statistics for Lesotho were then known as the Blue Books for Basutoland. These records tell the history of Lesotho through its accounts, population data, and lists of its officers. Details of its trading partners and social services are...

  • Contributor:  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference:  72740-01
  • Keyword:  african politics government colonial

South Africa (Cape of Good Hope), 1821-1909

South Africa and the Cape of Good Hope were once separate British colonies. These books of statistics tell the history of the Cape of Good Hope during this time. Items covered include accounts, population data and lists of officers. Details of trading partners and social services are also included in...

  • Contributor:  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference:  72740-02
  • Keyword:  african politics government colonial

Gambia (Bathurst), 1828-1945

Gambia was first known by the British as Bathurst. Earlier books of statistics refer to the 'Colony of Bathurst and its dependencies, River Gambia'. Over time this name was shortened to Bathurst Gambia, then to Gambia. These records tell Gambia's history through its population data, accounts and lists of officers....

  • Contributor:  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference:  72740-03
  • Keyword:  african politics government colonial

Ghana (Gold Coast), 1846-1939

While Ghana was under colonial rule, it was known as the Gold Coast. This was a colony run by people who rarely had the knowledge to run it. The records start in 1846, but Ghana didn't have a trained statistician until 1949. These statistics tell the history of Ghana through...

  • Contributor:  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Reference:  72740-04
  • Keyword:  african politics government colonial
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