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Collection Level Description: Papers of Tim Hardy

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 353
Title: Papers of Tim Hardy
Dates of Creation: 1962-1979
Extent: 4 files

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Tim Hardy was Head of Special Branch, Sarawak, 1962-1968 and Fiji to [1971].

Scope and Content

Papers relating to security problems and Communist insurgency, Sarawak, [1960s].

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Hardy on 24th May 1993.


Handing over notes as Head of Special Branch, Fiji, [1971], typescript report by Hardy on Fijian land investment, [1970], two reports on the Chinese Communist Party, [1975-1979], Borneo Campaign Report, [1968], and typescript report on the Republic of Nauru's Independence ceremonies, deposited at the library by Hardy in May 1998.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required. As this collection contains official papers, a 30 year closure period may apply in some cases. Contact the library in the first instance.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Access Points

Hardy | Tim | fl 1962-1998 | Head of Special Branch, Sarawak and Fiji

Police | Great Britain | Colonies | Sarawak

Police | Great Britain | Colonies | Fiji

Communism | Sarawak

Nauru | History

Chinese Communist Party

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22 February 2012