Based upon the UNESCO definition, this area includes the following countries: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuata, Wallis and Fatuna and Western Samoa.

The following collections contain material relating to Oceania. Click on the name of the collection to see a summary description from the A-Z listings. Alternatively, search for the collection on the SOAS Archive Catalogue .

Christian Aid
Conference of British Missionary Societies
Council for World Mission
Francis, David Lloyd
Melanesian Mission
Methodist Missionary Society
Movement for Colonial Freedom
Ray, Sidney Herbert

Useful Resources

There are a number of surveys and guides to assist researchers to identify and locate relevant archival material which is held in the UK.

  • Anita L. P Burdett Summary guide to Archive and Manuscript collections relevant to the former British Colonial Territories in the United Kingdom (1988)
  • C. A. Jones Britain and the Dominions. A guide to the business and related records in the UK concerning Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa (1978)
  • P. Mander-Jones Manuscripts in the British Isles relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (Canberra, 1972)
  • Anne Thurston Sources for Colonial Studies in the PRO Vol 1 (1995)