Colonial Secretary

Colonial Secretary may refer to:

  • Secretary of State for the Colonies, the British Cabinet minister who headed the Colonial Office, commonly referred to as Colonial Secretary
  • Chief Secretary, originally Colonial Secretary, the official in many British Colonies who headed the day-to-day functions of the colony's government, deputy to the Governor
  • Colonial Secretary (New Zealand), the chief administrator of New Zealand from 1840 to 1907

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