Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC18/2/1-18
TitlePapers relating to Australian affairs, 1903
Extent26 items
Date1903-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, typescript transcripts and drafts of correspondence, and telegram copies of communications, arranged chronologically, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Sir John Cockburn [Agent General for South Australia], Sir Alfred Deakin [Prime Minister Commonwealth of Australia, 1903-1904], Sir John Forrest [Premier, Western Australia], political colleagues including Lord Selborne [William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne: First Lord of the Admiralty, 1900-1905] and individuals associated with Australian affairs relating to Chamberlain's proposals for tariff reform; and Commonwealth matters [completion of water supply scheme, imperial defence, naval agreement and proposed Australian squadron]; with memoranda and printed material [press cuttings from Australian presses], Government publications relating to 'Labour Traffic in the New Hebrides', draft of a Bill 'to amend Pacific Islanders Protection Act, 1872, with respect to the carrying of Native Labourers on British Ships', and printed speech of Forrest delivered in the House of Representatives [the Commonwealth]
Access StatusOpen


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