Kōrero: Constitution

Declaration of New Zealand's dominion status, 1907

Declaration of New Zealand's dominion status, 1907

Prime Minister Joseph Ward declares New Zealand's dominion status on the steps of Parliament on 26 September 1907. In doing so New Zealand threw off its colonial status and became a dominion within the British Empire. While the shift from colony to dominion had little practical effect – New Zealand was no more independent from Britain than it had been previously – it did convey an emerging sense of independent nationhood.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, The Press (Christchurch) Collection (PAColl-3031)
Reference: 1/1-008650-G

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Matthew Palmer, 'Constitution - Representative democracy and Parliament', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/35916/declaration-of-new-zealands-dominion-status-1907 (accessed 8 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Matthew Palmer, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012