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Welcome to the Jane Cameron National Archives

 
"An archivist is part of the glue that holds the community together"
(Donald Cameron 2010).
 

Welcome to the Jane Cameron National Archives website where we hope you will find all the information you need about archives in the Falkland Islands.

Jane Cameron was born in the Falkland Islands in 1950 and was the Granddaughter of a Falklands' Colonial Secretary, later Governor, and a sibling to Falkland Islands' UK Representative Sukey and to Donald. She returned to the Islands in 1989, after living in the United Kingdom where she studied, to take up the newly-created post of Government Archivist. Jane's brother, Donald, said that Jane's work started with a mountain of cardboard boxes filled with dusty historic documents stored in Government House and the Secretariat. Over the next 20 years Jane became well known for her dedication to preserving the Islands' history in all of its forms including the preservation of buildings.

Jane sadly passed away in 2009 and in memory of her work and dedication to the history of the Falkland Islands the archives were changed to a National Archives in 2010 and re-named the Jane Cameron National Archives in her memory. Since then the National Archivist, Tansy Bishop, has continued to expand the collections and to ensure the preservation and accessibility of records held in order that maximum use can be made of them.

The Archives attract researchers globally and deal with a wide variety of research requests each year along with providing a Reading Room for those that choose to visit in person.

 Old Town Hall