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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 3 (June 1, 1936)


(Continued From Page 21.)

This marked for all the world to see the entrance of this Dominion into the Imperial partnership. In making declaration of war or peace in future, Great Britain must consult her partners over the ocean.

The Dominions were full nations now, entitled to take part in the deliberations which might affect their well-being and future. At the Imperial Conference of 1921, Mr. Lloyd George, then the British Prime Minister, defined the new position in these words:

“There was a time when Downing Street controlled the Empire; to-day the Empire controls Downing Street.”