Story: Self-government and independence

Signing the United Nations Charter

Signing the United Nations Charter

New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser signs the United Nations Charter at San Francisco on 26 June 1945. Fraser purposely omitted 'Dominion of' from the name of 'New Zealand' to highlight the country's independent status.

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United Nations Photo
Reference: Photo 1297
Photograph by McLain

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W. David McIntyre, 'Self-government and independence - Statute of Westminster', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012