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Signing the Canberra Pact

Signing the Canberra Pact

Australian Prime Minister John Curtin signs the Australia–New Zealand Pacific Security Pact in Canberra in January 1944. Peter Fraser, prime minister of New Zealand (right), and Dr H. V. Evatt, Australian minister of external affairs (left), look on.

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Philippa Mein Smith, 'Australia and New Zealand - Defence and security', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33134/signing-the-canberra-pact (accessed 22 October 2017)

Story by Philippa Mein Smith, published 20 Jun 2012