- First Colonial Conference
The First Colonial Conference met in
Londonin 1887 on the occasion of Queen Victoria's jubilee.
Among other things discussed, the colonies in
Australiaand New Zealandagreed to pay £126,000 per annumtowards the Royal Navyto help pay for Britain's naval deployments in the Pacific. In exchange, however, the British govennment agreed not to reduce its Pacific Squadronwithout colonial consent.
A proposal to lay a cable between
Vancouverand Australia was approved. A Resolution to extend the Queen's title to "Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies, and all Dependencies thereof, and Empress of India" was also adopted. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9B0CE5DF1730E633A25754C0A9639C94669FD7CF&oref=slogin New York Times - May 7, 1887] ]
* [http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1887/mar/25/the-colonial-conference-the-royal Hansard
25 March 1887]
* [http://www.eurekacouncil.com.au/5-Australia-History/History-Pages/1887-colonial-conference-london.htm 1887 - Colonial Conference, London ]
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