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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 This legislation was repealed in 1861 by the Aliens Act.
|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|
|SC415||Copies of certificates of denization and naturalisation enrolled in the Supreme Court||14 May 1835 - 27 Oct 1905|