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Brief Guide 10: records relating to naturalisations

The Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office holds records relating to the application by non - British subjects for certificates of denization and naturalisation for the period 1835 - 1905. The applications are in the files of the Colonial and later Chief Secretary’s Departments and the Oaths of allegiance and copies of certificates are among the records of the Supreme Court. The first act enabling the Lieutenant Governor to grant letters of denization was passed in 1835. This legislation was repealed in 1861 by the Aliens Act.

Indexes
CSO &
CSD
Entries usually appear in the indexes to the Colonial Secretary’s Office under Denization and Chief Secretary’s Department under Naturalisation. An alphabetical index has been compiled for the period 1835 to 1905. 1835 - 1905
SC218  Oaths of allegiance and associated papers subscribed to by aliens to whom letters of denization were granted.  25 Aug 1835 - 18 Oct 1877. 1899 - 1904
SC416   Index to copies of certificates of denization and naturalisation enrolled in the Supreme Court 14 May 1835 - 22 Oct
1905
SC415   Copies of certificates of denization and naturalisation enrolled in the Supreme Court 14 May 1835 - 27 Oct 1905