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    "An archivist is part of the glue that holds the community together"
    (Donald Cameron 2010).
     
     

    Welcome to the Jane Cameron National archives website where we hope you find all the information you need about archives in the Falkland Islands.

    Jane Cameron was born in the Falkland Islands in 1950 and is the Granddaughter of a Falklands Colonial Secretary/Governor and a sibling to the Falkland Islands UK Representative Sukey Cameron and brother Donald Cameron. She returned to the Islands in 1989 after living in the United Kingdom where she studied, to take up the previously non-existent post of Government Archivist. Jane's brother, Donald, said that Jane's work started with a mountain of cardboard boxes stored in Government House and the Secretariat filled with dusty historic documents. Over the next 20 years Jane became well known for her dedication to preserving the Islands history in all of its forms including the preservation of buildings.

    Jane sadly passed away in 2011 and in memory of her work and dedication to the history of the Falkland Islands; the archives were changed to a National Archives and re-named the Jane Cameron National Archives in her memory. Since then the National Archivist, Tansy Bishop has continued to expand, preserve and improve the accessibility of records held in order that maximum use can be made of them.

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      "An archivist is part of the glue that holds the community together"
      (David Cameron (Jane Cameron's brother) 2010).
       

      Welcome to the Jane Cameron National archives website where we hope you find all the information you need about archives in the Falkland Islands.

      Jane Cameron was born in the Falkland Islands in 1950 and is the Granddaughter of a Falklands Colonial Secretary/Governor. She returned to the Islands in 1989 after living in the United Kingdom where she studied, to take up the previously non-existent post of Government Archivist. Jane's brother, David Cameron, said that Jane's work started with a mountain of cardboard boxes stored in Government House and the Secretariat filled with dusty historic documents. Over the next 20 years Jane became well known for her dedication to preserving the Islands history in all of its forms including the preservation of buildings.

      Jane sadly passed away in 2011 and in memory of her work and dedication to the history of the Falkland Islands; the archives were changed to a National Archives and re-named the Jane Cameron National Archives in her memory. Since then the National Archivist, Tansy Bishop has continued to expand, preserve and improve the accessibility of records held in order that maximum use can be made of them.

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  • Welcome to the Jane Cameron National Archives
     
    "An archivist is part of the glue that holds the community together"
    (Donald Cameron 2010).
     

    Welcome to the Jane Cameron National Archives website where we hope you will find all the information you need about archives in the Falkland Islands.

    Jane Cameron was born in the Falkland Islands in 1950 and was the Granddaughter of a Falklands' Colonial Secretary, later Governor, and a sibling to Falkland Islands' UK Representative Sukey and to Donald. She returned to the Islands in 1989, after living in the United Kingdom where she studied, to take up the newly-created post of Government Archivist. Jane's brother, Donald, said that Jane's work started with a mountain of cardboard boxes filled with dusty historic documents stored in Government House and the Secretariat. Over the next 20 years Jane became well known for her dedication to preserving the Islands' history in all of its forms including the preservation of buildings.

    Jane sadly passed away in 2009 and in memory of her work and dedication to the history of the Falkland Islands the archives were changed to a National Archives in 2010 and re-named the Jane Cameron National Archives in her memory. Since then the National Archivist, Tansy Bishop, has continued to expand the collections and to ensure the preservation and accessibility of records held in order that maximum use can be made of them.

    The Archives attract researchers globally and deal with a wide variety of research requests each year along with providing a Reading Room for those that choose to visit in person.

     Old Town Hall

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  • Archives Opening Hours

    We have a dedicated reading room available to researchers with PowerPoint's available for laptops. Due to staffing constraints we do request that all researchers book in advance. This allows us to ensure that best use of your time with us can be made and that there will be space and resources available to you.

    All researchers are most welcome to contact us prior to booking to check what records are available in their subject of research.

    Our hours are:

    General Office: - for e-mails and telephone queries

    Monday to Friday

    • 8.00am to 12.00 noon

    • 1.00pm to 4.30pm

    Reading Room: - for visiting researchers (by appointment)

    Monday to Friday
    • 9.00am to 11.30am
    • 1.30pm to 4.00pm

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  • About Archives
     

    The majority of locally held Government records started with Governor Moody in 1841 and are reasonably complete, although some were lost or damaged in the Town Hall fire in 1944 and the Secretariat fire in 1959. Previous to the erection of a purpose-built building in 1998 the records were stored in various buildings and departments which were often unsecured and not ideal. Fortunately the climate of the Falkland Islands is cool and dry and there are no insects which damage or inhabit paper.

    The Falkland Islands Government Archives building was purpose-built to meet the minimum requirements of the National Archives Standard for Record Repositories and was opened late 1998 to house government records. The Government Archivist, Jane Cameron was passionate about the history of the Islands and worked to ensure the preservation of Government records and to make them accessible to all. After her tragic death in 2009 the archives was changed to a national archives in 2010 and re-named The Jane Cameron National Archives in her memory. Since then the National Archivist, Tansy Bishop, has continued to expand the collections and to ensure the preservation and accessibility of records held in order that maximum use can be made of them. The Archives attract researchers globally and deal with a wide variety of research requests each year along with providing a Reading Room for those that choose to visit in person.

    The Jane Cameron National Archives ensure the long-term survival and easy accessibility of all those records most important to the history and administration of the Falklands and contain the records of British administration, Falkland Islands Company Ltd Stanley Office records and a wide range of other documents of family and academic interest.

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  • Research Services

    We can offer a research service for most projects, whether the subject is academic, personal interest or family history. Payment is in advance and research is sent on receipt and clearance of remittance.

    On receipt of details of the type and depth of research you wish to be undertaken the National Archivist can provide an estimate of cost. Alternatively, you may set an amount and research will be undertaken up to that limit.

    Copies of records may be made on request for a small charge, subject to the condition of the original (please see Scale of Charges for more information).

    Copies of Government records may be used freely for private research and educational purposes. If material is to be used for commercial publication, exhibition or broadcast the written permission of the Jane Cameron National Archives must first be obtained. Whenever material from the Jane Cameron National Archives is reproduced in any form or in any medium, the user must acknowledge the Jane Cameron National Archives as the source and give all document references.

    For non-government records it is your responsibility as the user to ensure that copyright is not infringed and any infringement that does occur is your responsibility.

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  • Contact Us

    If you would like more information about the Jane Cameron National Archives, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the National Archivist Tansy Bishop by either post, facsimile, e-mail or telephone.

    Postal Address:

    E-mail: TNewman.archives@sec.gov.fk (all lowercase)

    Phone: +500 27249
    Fax: +500 27259
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