Digitisation of Nyasaland District Administration Reports (EAP1231)

Aims and objectives

Digitisation of Nyasaland District Administration Reports project aims at establishing the volume of Nyasaland (colonial) District Administration Reports that were created during the Nyasaland era this is between 1891 and 1964 in order to arrange for relocation to National Archives of Malawi and digitisation. During the project there will be a survey of the records, assessment of the collections, sampling of the collections and digitisation. Reports targeted in this project are important to scholars, historian and the general public who are interested in district administration of Malawi during 1891-1964.

Outcomes

During the project there was a survey of the records, assessment of the collections, sampling of the collections and digitisation.

The survey was conducted in all district councils that were in existence during the colonial period. They are 24 districts in total and they include: Chitipa, Karonga (North Nyasa), Rumphi, Mzimba, Nkhatabay, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Mchinji (Fort Manning), Salima, Dowa, Ntchisi, Lilongwe, Dedza, Ntcheu (Ncheu), Mangochi (Fort Johnson), Machinga, Mwanza, Zomba, Chiradzulu, Blantyre, Thyolo (Cholo), Mulanje (Mlanje), Chikwawa and Nsanje (Port Herald).  A total of 22000 images are expected to be captured in the major project if it is to be done in better time. The longer it takes to capture them the less will be the number of images captured.

The survey produced as part of the project outputs can be accessed below:

The records copied by this project have been catalogued as:

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