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Extract from the Evening Standard newspaper in 1944 on New Zealand becoming a Dominion
(Catalogue ref: DO 35/1245)
5a 5b
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Catalogue ref: DO 35/1245; news report on New Zealand becoming a Dominion, 1944
How to use this source
1 Study this source carefully. Ask yourself whether the source supports or contradicts the view that:
  • The British left as soon as the people wanted them to
  • The British left because of the actions of important individuals
  • The British were forced out by peaceful political protests
  • The British were forced out by armed resistance
  • The British wanted to leave because the area was causing them problems
  • The British left because they felt the country was ready to rule itself democratically
2 If you were an admirer of the British empire, explain whether you would be able to use this source to support your viewpoint.

3 If you were a critic of the British empire, explain whether you would be able to use this source to support your viewpoint.
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