Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
102 — The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
C. L. N. Newall,
His Excellency the Governor-General has it in command from His Majesty the King to declare that a state of war exists between His Majesty and the Emperor of Japan, and that such a state of war has existed in respect of New Zealand, from 11 a.m. New Zealand Summer time, on the eighth day of December, 1941.
Given at Wellington this ninth day of December, 1941.