National Archives Department

National Archives Department

International Archives Day On Friday 9th June 2023

Two collections of the National Archives Department have been inscribed on the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO on 25 May 2023:

  • The archival collections on the Bienheureux Père Jacques Désiré Laval – The Apostle of Mauritius
  • The Slave Trade and Slavery Records in Mauritius (1721 – 1892)

Marie Claude Antoine Marrier Baron d’Unienville

About Us

One of the oldest archives in the southern hemisphere, the National Archives of Mauritius is a public body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage. Although it originated during the French period, its functioning as an official institution, was proclaimed in 1815, during the British administration