Story: Self-government and independence

The Dominion of New Zealand: 1907 Imperial Conference (1st of 2)

The Dominion of New Zealand: 1907 Imperial Conference

This is the opening of the Imperial Conference in London in 1907. New Zealand's premier, Sir Joseph Ward, is seated at the far left. The conference agreed that self-governing colonies like New Zealand should be distinguished from Crown colonies. Henceforth the self-governing colonies would be known as 'dominions'.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19070530-10-1

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How to cite this page:

W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Political independence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32943/the-dominion-of-new-zealand-1907-imperial-conference (accessed 28 November 2020)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012