The Roderick map of the world was published about 1910, and indicates in red the countries possessed by Britain. At the height of its power the British Empire controlled one-quarter of the world’s population. Its scope was such that it was described as ‘the empire on which the sun never sets’. If you were a white member of this empire you could freely work and live in most of its colonies. Many Kiwis did just this.
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