Kōrero: Empire and Commonwealth

Captain Cook stamp

Captain Cook stamp

New Zealand became part of the British Empire in 1840, when the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Seventy years earlier British 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 as part of celebrating 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 22 November 2019)

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