Kōrero: Empire and Commonwealth

Captain Cook stamp

Captain Cook stamp

New Zealand became part of the British Empire in 1840. Seventy years earlier the navigator James Cook had raised the British flag on Motuara in the Marlborough Sounds, claiming the South Island for King George III. This stamp was issued for New Zealand's centennial in 1940.

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New Zealand Post
Reference: 1940 Centenary of Proclamation of British Sovereignty stamp issue

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

W. David McIntyre, 'Empire and Commonwealth - Expansion of the British Empire', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/33214/captain-cook-stamp (accessed 23 January 2022)

He kōrero nā W. David McIntyre, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012